(Image from Medscape 2017) Despite the fact that the multi-parametric MRI can prevent almost 30% of men from an unnecessary biopsy , health insurance companies are on not covering the cost. A negative MRI – where no suspicious lesions are seen has a powerful potential of detecting clinically significant disease. If a high-quality MRI is… [Read More]
Being a father is a privilege, not a right. We have three kids, two girls, and one boy and there is never a dull moment at the Espinosa house – and I love it. Being a dad defines who I am as much as being a doctor. My goal as a father is to prepare… [Read More]
As the Golden State Warriors play their first game in the next round of the playoffs, they will again be without their head coach Steve Kerr. Kerr’s life has seemingly changed forever. It is brutally difficult to see the debilitating effects of a botched surgical lower back procedure as is the case for the five-time basketball… [Read More]
Recently, this New York Times (NYT) article suggested that taking vitamin D is a waste of time and money. Gina Kolata, a medical journalist for the NYT, highlighted two new studies concluding that vitamin D does not prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cancer. Here is a summary of the two studies mentioned in the NYT:… [Read More]
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I am painfully a hardcore New York Knick basketball fan. They have been horrific all year (actually for over 20 years) so I have not tuned in much. As good as Phil Jackson was as a basketball head coach winning eleven championship rings, is as pathetic he is as a general manager of the… [Read More]