Young Children And The Internet: Not Always A Good Idea

According to a recent study children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years who spend time on tablets and computers are more likely to have speech delays. The study involved almost 900 children, 20% of whom on the average spent 28 minutes looking at some computer generated screen. [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|0 Comments

When Is A Headache Dangerous?

Not all headaches are created equal. Sure most headaches are benign and can be easily treated with Ibuprofen or Tylenol. What about the ones that might be more concerning? Below is a list of some (not all) "red flag" symptoms, which should prompt you to be seen in the ER: [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

What To Do About Finger Sprains

A sprained finger is usually not a big deal. Who hasn't at some time wrenched a finger? Yet occasionally, what appears to be a sprain might be much more. For example, a small fracture could easily be missed if an xray is not done. this fracture, if displaced might cause [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Correct Seat Belt Use In Children Saves Lives

A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics offers some really sobering data: Of the children who died in a car crash from 2010-2014, 20% were not buckled at all or the seat belts were fastened incorrectly. Most of the deaths occurred in the South. The rates varied quite [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|0 Comments

What Are Bladder Spasms?

Bladder spasms can cause severe pains during before or after urination. Sometimes, these can occur after surgeries. Urinary infections can cause burning on urination and also bladder spasms. The pain is often episodic and is usually located right above the groin in the midline. Alcohol and certain foods at times [...]

By | May 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Osteoarthritis: A Primer

As we get older, so too our joints. Years of wear and tear can lead to a condition known as osteoarthritis. This can affect almost any joint including knees, hips, shoulders, neck and hands. The pain is classically better in the morning after a night of rest and worse in [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Thoughts About Obamacare

Having health insurance is truly important for your financial well being and of course for your health. The number one cause of bankruptcy in this country is unpaid medical bills. Even more concerning, not having adequate health insurance is associated with increased risk of dying. This is because common diseases [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Do All Patients Need Immediate ER Evaluation?

Not only is ER care incredibly expensive, getting to the ER via ambulance is also expensive. In fact, most patients transported to the ER via ambulance are seen and then sent home. And a majority of patients who come by ambulance could have either been seen by their primary care [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Sensitive Teeth: What To Do

Just about everyone has at one time or another suffered from a sensitive tooth. Cold or hot fluids sends you through the roof and the darned toothache just came out of nowhere. Well, sort of. The most common cause of tooth sensitivity is periodontal disease caused by receding gums. What [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|0 Comments

France Just Banned Sodas At Schools

France has just banned free refills of soda and other sugary drinks. Just why is this newsworthy? Well, it turns out that about 1 in 6 Europeans are obese and the rate is rising. Here in America the rate is much higher at about 1 in 3 (and 70% of [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|0 Comments