Heart Attacks Without Chest Pain

All heart attacks present with chest pain, right? No, this is another one of those myths which circulate and can cause major problems. Some patients will think-heck I don't have any chest pain so no worries. And sometimes, if they don't, a heart attack can be missed. About 25% of heart [...]

By | August 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

What About Urgent Care?

If you sprain your ankle do you really need to be seen in the emergency room? Not only will you pay  with high out of pocket costs, you also will very likely have to wait for hours to be seen and treated. Urgent care centers, which are almost everywhere, are  [...]

By | July 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Dirty Business by US Chamber of Commerce

According to a recent NY Times article, the US chamber of commerce is actively involved in fending off foreign laws which might hurt tobacco companies.It seems that our business organization is especially busy in third world countries, where smoking generates quite a bit of money for tobacco companies. Sure most [...]

By | July 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Why Kids Should Be Vaccinated

Vaccinations prevent diseases. Vaccinations are very safe. In fact, your child is much more likely to die driving to school than from a vaccine. Yes, I know about the studies which claim an association between childhood vaccination and autism. These studies have been discredited by every reputable medical organization. Vaccines [...]

By | July 13th, 2015|0 Comments

A New Test For Heart attacks?

Heart attacks are deadly. About 25% of heart attack victims will die immediately and the rest have an increased risk of having another heart attack. There are blood tests which measure heart enzymes. These will be elevated when a heart attack occurs. Problem is how to determine just who is [...]

By | July 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Do You Really Need That Antibiotic?

What about antibiotics? It used to be that they were thought of as the next best thing to apple pie. Take a few and those nasty colds got better-or did they? It turns out that those colds are caused by viruses. And guess what? Antibiotics don't work against viruses. You [...]

By | June 29th, 2015|0 Comments

A Primer on Stitches and Wound Glue

If you cut yourself when do you need stitches? When will skin glue work? Of course not all wounds need to be closed. If the skin is torn off, there probably won't be anything to grab on to to suture it together. Unless the wound is large, you can wash [...]

By | June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Exercise and Passing Out

What should you do if your child passes out while exercising? While most of the time it is nothing serious, there are some pretty dangerous conditions which might be present. Many things can cause kids to pass out. For example, not drinking enough and exercising too hard, having a low [...]

By | June 15th, 2015|0 Comments

What To Do About Tennis Elbow

For the past few months I've been struggling with tennis elbow. You might think this is odd because I don't even play tennis anymore. However, I do mountain bike and lift weights. These type of activities are just some of the many physical stressors that can lead to tennis elbow. [...]

By | June 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Be Aware Of Your Medications

Prescription drugs have to be sure saved many lives.  Yet sometimes too much of a good thing is not so good. A good example of this happened recently to a friend's father. He is an elderly gentleman who already was on quite a few meds for heart disease, high blood [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|2 Comments