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Massive Increases In Some Generic Drug Prices

To me it is certainly no great surprise that a privately held pharmaceutical company such as Turing has raised its prices on Daraprim, a anti toxoplasmosis medication.This medication which treats a potentially deadly infection, is simply not available from any other company in America. Pharmacy firms are quick to reply [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Inflammatory Arthritis

By far the majority of arthritis is due to just wear and tear or osteoarthritis. There are however other forms of arthritis. At times inflammation may cause arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a more common type of inflammatory arthritis. What happens in a nutshell is that the immune system goes into [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Nonnarcotic Alternatives For Procedures In Kids

If your child needs to have an IV or other painful procedure (such as reduction of a fracture or suturing of laceration) there are some simple things which can be done to reduce the pain. I'm not talking about giving narcotics IV but rather about alternatives not involving narcotics. Distraction [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|0 Comments

A Bizarre Medical Study

Every so often I come across a study which is for lack of better words bizarre. One such study was done in 1995, which to be fair is quite some time ago, but it's findings are still fascinating and if nothing else make for great conversation. The study has been [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Less Invasive Surgery For Obesity

Diet and exercise are always the best recipe for weight loss. Sometimes- morbidly obese patients may not be able to lose enough weight. Surgeries such as gastric banding and gastric bypass can then be done and are effective. Still like everything else in life there is no free lunch in [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Star Trek Medicine: Pharmacy On Demand

Imagine that a system the size of a refrigerator that could manufacture medications. This system could be placed in doctors' offices and at hospitals. Were a shortage of a certain medication to occur (which by the way happens more often than you think) then these devices could supply enough until [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Alzheimers: Too Many Medications?

It certainly does seem to be true, that the older we are the more medications we take. Yes, medications are sometimes necessary to treat our diseases. However, more is not necessarily better. And we should be careful about telling each and every doctor that we see about all the medications [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Concussion in Young Athletes

Concussions are unfortunately all too common in high school sports, especially football. Without a doubt a concussion is not just a minor bump on the head with no consequences down the road. In fact the NFL is now struggling with how to prevent CTE or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a devastating [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Stop Chewing Tobacco In Major League Baseball

Major league baseball needs to ban chewing tobacco use by all players. Presently, chewing tobacco is banned only at certain stadiums.Minor league baseball already has bans in place. Why should this happen? After all,players are adults and should be able to chew tobacco if they want, right? Well,millions and millions [...]

By | April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

What To Do With Skin Cuts?

Do you need sutures for every cut? Of course not! Some gashes especially those under 2 cm or a little less than an inch usually don't need anything except some soap water and a bandage. Of course if you see some funny things underneath which could be anything from a [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|0 Comments