The word on the street is that autism affects 1 in every 68 kids in America. A few years ago, the number was pegged at 1 in every 150 kids. What in this world caused the monumental jump? [Read more…]
Sometime it takes walking in someone’s shoes to fully understand what they are going through. I treated heartburn AKA acid reflux for years without knowing what the sufferers were going through.
That changed with my first pregnancy. I suffered from heartburn so bad that I lived on bland foods and Tums for half of my pregnancy. [Read more…]
Over the decades I am sadly humbled when teens and tweens come in for vague physical complaints and I find them to be either pregnant, under the influence of some illicit substance or both.
I practice in a busy suburban area so this is not the stereotypical area where one thinks of as high risk for these behaviors- but the fact is MOST drug use occurs in suburbia, NOT the inner cities. [Read more…]
I see moles all day in the clinic. Everyone has one somewhere. While there are a million and one things that cause skin lesions, when you ask me to check out a mole,
I am thinking of one thing and one thing only – [Read more…]
Perhaps in all fairness, I shouldn’t dub this specific family for the next set of common minor female health maladies, but since this family of matriarchs is one of the most highly recognizable, visible, presumably wealthy and famous reality families on TV (so I’m told, since I don’t have TV) I figure they can take it. [Read more…]
1. You offer up a burnt offering anytime you attempt cooking. The fire department actually came knocking the last time you lit the stove.
2. You show up at the airport to find out that your flight left on time – yesterday.
In the recent media coverage and onslaught of online talk and the social attention to the
increasing, nearly uniquely American, addiction and misuse of prescription pain medications, there
are 2 other groups of victims besides the overdosed person that are rarely remembered.
This is not to minimize in any way the loss for the families and friends of loved ones who are
currently dealing with prescription drug misuse or sadly overdose use, but instead to also call
attention to the persons affected in the collateral damage of this societal epidemic. [Read more…]
Nothing works to get you noticed like having red eyes. People will constantly quiz you about it, doing their best to bring it to your attention. Probably not the type of attention you had in mind.
This unwanted attention pushes people affected by red eyes to use Visine to “get the red out”. Not the best idea in my opinion. I equate it to sweeping the dirt under the carpet rather than in a dust pan. We should aim to treat the cause of the red eye instead. [Read more…]
Things hit close to home when I noticed that my usually active mother started to need frequent breaks and could not speak full sentences without being breathless.
The New Year is approaching, which means you might have new resolutions about what you’ll change in your life for 2017. What are your resolutions? Chances are, they revolve around a few things: health, wealth, and love.
Many people create unrealistic expectations of themselves, becoming discouraged later in the year when they feel incapable of achieving them. Big changes begin with small efforts, and slight adjustments can make a huge impact on your life. [Read more…]