Are you over 70 years old and taking aspirin to prevent stroke or heart attack? The latest studies from the New England Journal of Medicine provides new information to discuss with your doctor. There may not be a benefit to taking aspirin as a preventative measure if you are healthy and over 70.
There is a certain comfort that comes with the words “I feel fine.” The phrase provides a security blanket that assures us that if we are not feeling certain symptoms, we are “safe” for the time being. And if I am feeling fine, why do I need to see a doctor? I am not looking […]
With medical care becoming overly frustrating for most Americans, new medical recommendations coming out practically every month so it seems and the busy, crazy lives all of us lead, I do my best to simplify the complicated for my patients. Do I recommend an apple a day? Sure. Should I tell you to eat bread […]
The numbers are staggering: 35 million new people added to the healthcare system, 10 thousand baby boomers turning 65 every day for the next 19 years, and 50 thousand doctors retiring in the next 7 to 10 years should make everyone feel concerned about the changing face of healthcare. Already, it’s been increasingly more difficult […]
Even after a week, that nagging cough won’t go away. “Maybe you should see the doctor,” your spouse suggests. The doctor? For a cough? And some sniffling? And an achy throat? Alright, it’s time to call the doctor. You call …and get a busy signal …again and again. Finally the phone rings and it’s answered …by a machine. […]