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Smokers' taste buds 'do not allow them to taste bitterness of coffee'

Though conventional pairing has cigarettes and coffee going together, researchers have found that the toxic chemicals in tobacco may hamper taste bud regeneration, resulting in smokers not being able to adequately taste the bitterness of their regular cup of joe. 454 more words

Dr. Howard K. Boake

To motivate patients on peritoneal dialysis, first motivate staff

Asking patients to perform their own dialysis can be a tall order, even when you provide the needed training. It may take some motivation on the part of the patient—and sometimes on the part of your staff. 326 more words

Dr. Howard K. Boake

Medicare proposes coverage for hepatitis C screening

Medicare officials propose to cover screening for hepatitis C virus for adults at high risk of infection as well as a one-time screening for Baby Boomers. 416 more words

Dr. Howard K. Boake