The Village Doctor Newsletter – Week of July 1, 2024

Happy Fourth of July! 🎆🇺🇸🎇

As we approach the Fourth of July, we look forward to celebrating the 248th anniversary of the United States’ independence and reflect on the values that make our nation great. At The Village Doctor, we are especially proud to honor these values of democracy, freedom, diversity, equality, individuality, and opportunity, especially as they relate to your healthcare and wellness. For 20 years, The Village Doctor has been dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate care, ensuring our patients receive the very best. This Independence Day, as we enjoy the festivities and fireworks, we also celebrate our journey and the privilege of serving our wonderful community. Happy Independence Day to all our patients and community members from The Village Doctor! Have fun, be safe, and with gratitude,


Eric Weiss, MD, July 1, 2024

Pediatrics - Newsletter


Heat stroke usually develops as a progression from milder heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps and heat exhaustion. When a person’s internal temperature rises too high (typically above 104°F), the body’s cooling mechanisms (such as sweating and vasodilation) become overwhelmed and unable to dissipate heat effectively. The most common symptoms of heat stroke are flushed skin, dizziness, confusion, rapid breathing and heartbeat, nausea/vomiting and headache.

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Statins are a class of drugs commonly prescribed to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. They play a critical role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, which are among the leading causes of death worldwide. Understanding why we take statins, what our goals are, and the benefits of tracking certain cholesterol metrics can help demystify these medications and highlight their importance.

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Wow – I just returned from the most recent BrainMind Summit in New York, and it was an incredibly enlightening experience. This year’s summit focused on two core themes: Neuromodulation and the Impact of Art (Music, Drawing, Dance) on the Brain – an emerging field called “Neuro-Arts.” BrainMind is an invite-only community that brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, and investors to bridge the funding gap for groundbreaking ideas in neuroscience. Below are some of the highlights from this New York BrainMind conference.

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Did you know that Stanford University has a “twin registry”? The Twin Registry is a leading research initiative focused on advancing our understanding of genetics and health through the study of twins. By examining the genetic and environmental interactions unique to twins, the registry drives groundbreaking studies that enhance personalized medicine and improve health outcomes. This innovative work highlights Stanford’s commitment to pioneering medical research and education.

(Do you know any twins? Stanford is always looking to grow its registry.)

I recently met one of the “twins” who shared with me this upcoming event: The Stanford Twin Registry and Nutrition Studies Research Group invite you to a special celebration on Monday, July 22, 2024, from 5:00-8:00 PM at Paul Berg Hall in the Li Ka Shing Center, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA. This exclusive event honors the members of the Stanford Twin Registry and the innovative research showcased in Netflix’s docuseries, “You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment.” Attendees can look forward to delicious food, engaging speakers, and excellent company. A virtual attendance option is available. Please RSVP by July 15, 2024.

(If you haven’t seen “You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment”, consider tuning in. It is a is a fascinating docuseries that examines the impact of diet on health through twin studies. By following twins on different diets, the series highlights how genetics and environment shape nutrition and well-being, offering unique insights into personalized nutrition and the future of dietary research.

Lastly, yes, politics.

My dear friends, Carrie Shores Diller and Jim Diller are hosting a fundraiser on July 20th from 3:00-5:00 PM at their home in Woodside, CA to support Heidi Beidinger, who is running for office in Indiana. Carrie, stepping out of her comfort zone, aims to influence positive change, particularly in response to events like the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Heidi, a professor at Notre Dame and a leader in public health, decided to run for office following Indiana’s near-total abortion ban in 2022. She faces a well-funded, long-term Republican incumbent. Carrie believes supporting Heidi can have a significant impact and invites attendees for an afternoon of meaningful discussion and good company to support a candidate dedicated to making a difference. I hope to attend. Please consider joining us and RSVP here!

And regardless. Vote! 🗳️🇺🇸👍


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Yours, in health and resilience,

Eric and the TVD MD team…