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  1. "Why We Get Fat" is a much easier read and communicates the major points. Taubes along with others have started a new organization called NuSi which aims to perform high-quality studies on diet and hopefully advance the state of things. Peter Attia is one of the players and is also worth reading and watching.
  2. And then there's the salt issue... http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/06/more-scientists-doubt-salt-is-as-bad-for-you-as-the-government-says/
  3. There are about 20 randomized trials on low-carb diets, most of them published in good journals. I agree that we don't have all the answers when it comes to diet and nutrition, but we certainly cannot say that there is lack of evidence when it comes to at least some of these "alternative" approaches. Nor can we say that there is overwhelming evidence for what has been officially recommended for decades now. There is also a LOT of industry influence (translation: money) in the diet/nutrition world. For goodness sake, the ADA has endorsed products that are far from healthy to keep the money flowing. It's not just Dr. Oz at fault here.
  4. anatomyguy.com has good videos, including some introductory-type stuff. Worth watching. I agree with Rev Ronin. Stay basic, big picture, major structures. It may be worth looking at some xrays of basic bony structures as well.
  5. Came across this blog on #FOAMed, thought it might be of interest to some of the DHSc folks: http://emergencypublichealth.net (I can't say I've reviewed the blog myself)
  6. When a PA takes a job in pharma or industry, do they end up doing the usual drug-rep thing, or does being a PA offer some advantage?
  7. Do most PAs take some kind of review course to study for the PANRE? Use review books? What's the strategy?
  8. To summarize then, the extra 15% is really just cookie-baking knowledge. :;;D:
  9. Not to change the subject abruptly, but is the PANRE generally seen by PAs to be a good thing (revisit, stay up on things) or an unnecessary pain in the butt? I've seen some comments along the lines of the latter, particularly when the topic of comparing PA to NP comes up, so I'm not sure where the majority of PAs stand on PANRE.
  10. Not to overthink a question without a real answer, but using your reasoning we'd have to consider that the MD's knowledge will also continue to expand along with that of the PA; therefore that theoretical equivalence (the last 15%, in this case) is a moving target that may never be reached.
  11. Can you give us an idea of setting, area of country, etc.?
  12. Interesting take. When you replied earlier, I couldn't help but picture you in a PA school interview, with the program director asking you "So, wutthechris, why do you want to be a PA?", to which you replied "Why does anybody want to be anything? Different strokes." :wink:
  13. For someone like myself who hasn't had any exposure to psych, it would be interesting to hear what it is about psych that those who practice it enjoy/find rewarding/strive toward/dislike/etc.
  14. What is it about psych that makes it attractive?
  15. From the orthopedic surgeon's perspective, why hire an OPA over a PA? From what I gather, OPAs do hit the ground running when it comes to orthopedics, which is a plus initially. But if I understand this correctly, OPAs can't write prescriptions, can't bill Medicare for services rendered (not sure about other insurance carriers), and can't work without the MD on-site. A PA, especially a PA with ortho experience, seems like such a better choice. Are OPAs paid a lot less?
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