mattmccarthy
Matt McCarthy
mattmccarthy
Apr 8 2015
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Thank you so much for writing. Your father was an incredible man. I would love to tell you more about what he meant to me (but perhaps not in this forum). My email is: mwm9004@med.cornell.edu

Dec 16 2014
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That's a great point. I hope we're able to figure out what titer level provides true protection against mumps.

Dec 16 2014
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Yeah it's a weird phenomenon. Our vaccination schedule might look very different a few years from now...

Dec 15 2014
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Good call. It's the NY Rangers.

Jul 2 2014
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Thank you; this is really helpful info. One thing I'm curious about: Muslims can get an exemption if they're traveling. Does that exemption last the duration of the trip or just the actual days of travel?

Jun 26 2014
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Interesting stuff. My initial thought is that the 538 piece references a relatively small sample size (less than 100 really tall players drafted since 2000) whereas I reference a study that looks at over a thousand players and more than three thousand injuries over 17 years. Still an intriguing counterpoint to my Read more

Jun 26 2014
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Sounds like you've been through a lot. The strangest thing is that study I referenced (Drakos, et al) which argues that there's no correlation between height and injury (they'd say the risk factor for getting hurt is simply playing basketball, not being tall, old, heavy, etc). It suggests that for every 7-foot center Read more

Jun 26 2014
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Great question; I can imagine drawing a parallel with the kids who pitch year round from the time they're in Little League and eventually need Tommy John surgery.

Jun 26 2014
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Can't imagine teams would have such asymmetric medical info going into the draft.

Jun 26 2014
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Thank you. This is fascinating (although I can't vouch for its accuracy). Read more

Jun 25 2014
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I was wondering the same thing.

Jun 25 2014
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Yes, Toxoplasmosis. One of the big debates in medicine is whether all pregnant women should be screened for Toxo. It can cause a congenital infection and a few countries (France and Austria come to mind) check for it, but most don't. There's a high rate of false positives with the screening test and it's not Read more

Jun 25 2014
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Great question. Here's a good top ten list. (I'm gonna go with the vampire bat): Read more

Jun 20 2014
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My department is conducting one of the big trials with Truvada. It seems promising, but I'm still not entirely convinced that people will take a pill for a disease they don't have, especially when we believe these same people can't be bothered to reliably practice safe sex.

Jun 20 2014
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In what context? Pre-exposure prophylaxis?

Jun 20 2014
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Yes, you're reading correctly. Some of these conditions needed closer follow-up than others; it was probably wise to get the thing removed.

Jun 20 2014
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Great question. It's certainly headed that way. This paper suggests trastuzumab, together with postoperative radiotherapy, would be beneficial for patients with salivary duct carcinoma.

Jun 20 2014
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Make no mistake, chewing tobacco is really, really bad for you & causes all kinds of cancer. Just hasn't been shown to cause the kind Gwynn had.

May 15 2014
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Thank you. I wonder if there's some formula (like Body Mass Index) that could predict if barefoot running is right for someone. I'm close to 200lbs and I can't imagine running without cushioning. But people who do swear by it!