Monthly Archives: October 2010

Skin Cancer

What an ugly term.  As we put away the pool gear from summer and enter autumn, we may not think much of sunscreen. But, daily sunscreen use reduces the incidence of one kind of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma. The … Continue reading

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Mindless Eating

Interesting concept.   In fact. . . .what a great name for a book!  The author of Mindless Eating is a food scientist at Cornell and is speaking free this Thursday 7:30 p.m. at Hughes Metroplex in Wichita.  Obesity is rampant … Continue reading

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Will ADHD stimulant medication cause kids to be short?  I was asked this by a neighbor. Hmmmmm. . . .good question. ADHD affects 1 to 6% of the general population. It can cause pervasive cognitive, academic, emotional and social problems. Patients have a … Continue reading

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Got itchy, scaly skin?

Eczema is a very common condition.  It can occur from infancy through old age.  Nearly 40% of children with eczema will clear  by adulthood. Textbook lesions are red, scaly and crusted—sometimes with scratch marks.  Diaper area is usually clear.  Places … Continue reading

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Hoarse voice Today, I am hoarse.  I whispered to my family yesterday and now I can talk to my patients.  I was given the advice that I “should start on something” to bring my voice back.  Hmmmmm. . . there … Continue reading

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Roll up your sleeves or smell the. . . .flu vaccine!

Who should get the influenza vaccine? Everyone older than 6 months. It is especially important that high risk individuals get the flu vaccine Who is “high risk?” Pregnant women Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years … Continue reading

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Blood pressure, a “high score” is not good.

I wish high blood pressure caused pain.  Not much pain, just enough to compel patients to seek help and to be compliant with medication. Diagnosis: For children BP is checked on a chart by gender, age and height.  Childhood obesity is rampant, so I … Continue reading

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