You probably know the classic signs of a heart attack–crushing pressure on the chest or chest pain. But there are some other symptoms that, while they may not be from a heart attack, MIGHT be, and need to be checked Continue reading →
Another flu season is upon us. Who should get a flu shot? As you’ll hear everywhere, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems should get one. That’s just common sense.
But who SHOULDN’T get a flu shot? Don’t get Continue reading →
You go to a hospital for care. The people treating you seem to be from the hospital. They wear name tags and ID’s that identify themselves as being affiliated with the hospital. You might be surprised.
Nearly 2 million patients each year suffer from health-care-related infections. More than 90,000 of these patients die from the infection. Another way of looking at this: Imagine a filed football stadium. That’s how many people die every year Continue reading →
ACOG, the [lobbying] group of obstetricians and gynecologists, has issued a recommendation that birth control pills be made available over the counter, without a prescription. This has some pluses and some minuses.
…for voting–unanimously– to elect Hakam Daley their Homecoming King. Hakam has spend much of his life in foster homes and suffers from cerebral palsy and learning disabilities. This young man is wheelchair dependent but is an honor roll student.
The Continue reading →
Heart experts hope we all understand some important facts about heart disease. CNN has just summarized the important findings from a recent meeting of the American Heart Association.
1l. Don’t rely on multivitamins to protect your heart. They don’t work Continue reading →
That’s according to Dr. Peter Pronovost, a critical care physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In fact, studies found that medical mistakes kill more than a quarter million people each year in this country.
Put another way, that’s five times the Continue reading →
In my office, I see medical errors, uncaring nurses and staff, and it’s sometimes easy to get a negative view of the medical profession in general.
But Hurricane Sandy, which brought so much devastation to the New York/New Jersey area Continue reading →