Drones Could Save Lives

For persons who have a cardiac arrest (heart does not pump any blood) surviving this requires that the heart be restarted as soon as possible. In fact, if even more than 3 minutes elapse without a functioning heart, then the odds of surviving are slim. Even more sobering: With a [...]

By | January 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Be Married And Be Sane

For some the following might seem counter intuitive; for others it is obvious. A recent study showed that being married is associated with a decreased risk for dementia. Yes, let me repeat that: If you are married, then you will be less likely to suffer from dementia. Why that is [...]

By | December 25th, 2017|0 Comments

What To Do About Mouthwash

We have all been told to not only brush our teeth regularly but also to use mouthwash. Yes, the obvious benefit of mouthwash is to avoid that embarrassing condition of bad breath or halitosis (the medical term, which sound better). To make it even more important, there are studies out [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Marijuana and Dogs: Not A Great Thing

There's a new hazard for dogs out there and it's human caused. Many states have legalized marijuana, with the result that more and more people are smoking or eating this product. Cities with larger populations have of course more marijuana users. What happens to the marijuana leftover joints? The same [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Blood Count Not Perfect

Blood counts or CBCs are commonly ordered for babies under two months with fever. The WBC or white blood cell count has been thought to be a good test. High or low white blood cell counts with increase in the number of neutrophils or cells which rise during infection, would [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Reasonable Gun Control

America is in love with guns. However mass shootings like the recent tragedy in Las Vegas continue to occur. The issue is politically charged and with the NRA opposed to any sensible gun reform, such shootings unfortunately will continue to occur. About 30,000 people die in America each year from [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Strokes: More Common In Younger People

When you think of strokes, you think of older individuals not someone, say in their 30s or 40s. Yet younger people are having more strokes. Why? The rates of obesity, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and diabetes are unfortunately becoming more common among patients 20 to 65. Obesity is itself [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Necrotizing Fasciitis: What In God’s Name Is This?

A few weeks ago, I treated a patient in the ER with severe cellluitis. I decided to republish the article below to remind you of the seriousness of this condition. Necrotizing fasciitis is not only difficult to spell and pronounce, it is also a life threatening condition. It might as [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Expensive Drug Prices

Prescription medication isn't always cheap. Sure, for those of us fortunate enough to have insurance, at least some of the costs are covered. Still, out of pocket money can amount to hundreds of dollars monthly or even more. Some but not drug companies will offer special discounts for qualified patients, [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Cauda Equina Syndrome: Confusing Name, Awful Consequences

Most of us at some time in our lives will suffer from back pain. In the majority of cases the pain after laying off the weights, holding off on the 10k runs and yes losing some weight will subside. There is however a rare condition which, if left untreated, can [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments