What About Meniscal Knee Surgery For Middle Aged Patients?

We all get old and guess what? with a little luck we all get there. One of the joys of middle age and beyond is arthritis. The knee is one of those joints prone to injury, especially with advancing age. One common injury is a meniscal tear, which involves damage [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Interesting Facts About Left Handers

Left handedness is relatively uncommon. About 10% of the population is left handed, which by the way includes me. Some are ambidextrous or able to use both hands. I am for sure not one. My right hand sits there useless and bored most of the time. Some positive things about [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|0 Comments

A New Device for Diabetes Treatment

Control of blood sugar 24-7 is the holy grail of diabetes treatment. Good control prevents immediate complications of high or low blood sugar and reduced long term problems of kidney, eye, heart and nerve damage. In other words better control means a longer healthier life. Insulin is one way to [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Startling Research: Drinking Alcohol May Lead To Sex

A recent Japanese study asked the difficult, previously unknown question of whether consumption of alcohol causes sexual disinhibition (ie lead to sex). Yes, I realize this is a very tough subject, one in which there is not much to go on. So these intrepid researchers recruited 258 Japanese college students [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Medical Nonsense in the Movie Dr. Strange

Hollywood has a way of glamorizing medicine and the film "Dr. Strange" is no exception. In the movie, Dr. Strange, who is an accomplished neurosurgeon suffers a debilitating car accident. His hands after surgery are left with nerve injury and this makes him unable to practice medicine. At his physical [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Basics Of Diarrhea

Diarrhea no pun intended is a messy subject. Most of the time it is a self limited infection, caused by bacteria, viruses or protozoa. At times however, the diarrhea may be heavy enough to lead to significant dehydration and dangerously low levels of such critical electrolytes such as potassium. To [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

A Burning Question: Does Diet Coke Work To Prevent Pregnancy?

Given last weeks fascinating study on dropped beer bottles, here is another one. This article published in 1987 actually earned its authors the IG award, given only to the best of the best quirky studies. What would be an effective spermicide, these intrepid authors wondered. Why not try Old Coke, [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Beer Bottle Wars: Valuable Research

One of the burning questions of modern medicine has always been whether, in the case of a brawl, an empty or full beer bottle inflicts more damage and of course which is more likely to fracture the skull. And to answer this perplexing dilemma, a team (believe it or not [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|0 Comments

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

Necrotizing fasciitis is not only difficult to spell and pronounce, it is also a life threatening condition. It might as well have been taken out of a horror movie: Super aggressive invaders (bacteria) which multiply unbelievably fast and destroy healthy tissue at an alarming pace. This disease presents with severe [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Chemical Conjunctivitis

Pink eye is an infection of the covering of the eyes (conjunctiva) caused mostly by viruses. However other things can make your eyes red. One of these conditions goes by the tongue twister chemical conjunctivitis. What happens here is that a chemical gets into the eyes and from there irritates [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|0 Comments