Convenience drives the market (or shall we say the Food and Drug Administration- FDA) to release certain medications to be over the counter.
Fair Warning: This article refers to some real life situations that some might find offensive.
Men and women are different in the way they go about their doctors’ appointments. Without overgeneralizing, my male patients prefer to handle their clinic appointments without much of fanfare.
They pretty much want “just the facts please.” Every now and then, I run into a male patient that outtalks me- that’s a tall feat I tell you. [Read more…]
As women, we often joke and wonder aloud about the differences in approach to life and perspectives between men and women, husband and wives right?
During one such conversation with one of my psychiatry friends; a busy fellow working mom, we shared hilarious stories about the way our husbands “handle” things relating to our kids and homes.
If you are from my generation or older, you may remember the days when it was a routine community health initiative for healthcare providers to swoop into the grade schools and with their cotton swabs in hand, they would line up the children for head lice screening. [Read more…]
As a parent, I am trying to enjoy my kids while they are young. I am trying to NOT think about them having to deal with sex questions or sex itself.
But knowing how fast time goes, and having treated young girls and guys as young as 12 for sex related infections and pregnancies, I have to start prepping myself, my husband and my children for this topic. [Read more…]
Finally getting around to spring cleaning at my end. If I had my way, I was going to skip the whole ordeal this year but then we are putting our house on the market so the deep cleaning HAD to be done.
I happily accept your condolences but the whole cleaning chore did not fall on my lap thankfully. Nothing gets my husband on all fours cleaning and dusting than the thought of having a guest visit. [Read more…]
Recently, the daughter of one of our friends died suddenly from an asthma attack. Apparently she had had a “mild” asthma diagnosis so everyone had many questions and were stunned to hear this sad news.
Those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it.
Digging into your family’s past will give you a glimpse of your own future. What you uncover in your family history will help point you to what health issues to prioritize. [Read more…]
It may sound morbid, and no one really wants to talk about it, but a part of a great life is planning and discussing a good death. This should not be reserved for the elderly years.
No matter what age you are, as an adult, you should discuss this with your loved ones.
Considering end of life when you are well can make the difference between an end fraught with burden and uncertainty for your spouse or other family members or one of peace, acceptance and dignity.
I have seen both types of death- a good death vs a bad death. [Read more…]
I have been an AAA (American Automobile Association) member for over 12 years. They have come through for me for flat tires and the many times I locked myself out of my car.
I have rarely needed them in the last few years though but kept paying my membership dues just in case.
The AAA I will be showcasing today is not known for helping damsels in distress, far from it. This AAA is one you should be mindful of and protect yourself against. [Read more…]