Monthly Archives: December 2010

Good Riddance Day! Emotional baggage be gone!

Today NYC’s Times Square today hosts its fourth annual Good Riddance Day. This event allows individuals to bring paper (bills, love letters, photos, divorce decrees, notes of a least favorite memory) to ceremoniously shred. It is concrete, definitive and visual– … Continue reading

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Mammograms. No big deal. Just get one.

There is no controversy that women aged 50 to 69 need screening mammography.  The question is whether women older and younger benefit. Studies have estimated that mammography detects about 75% of breast cancers in women in their 40s, compared to … Continue reading

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Is the shingles vaccine right for me?

Do you want to avoid a painful rash and long-term nerve pain?  Are you older than 60? The Zostavax vaccine, which decreases the chance of shingles, has been in short supply (and is expected to be through 2011).  Our office … Continue reading

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Do you wheeze?

Do you cough without a cold?  Do you get winded easily?  Hmmm. . . asthma comes to mind. Frequently asthmatics are not adequately controlled.  Symptoms are frequently a wheeze, cough or feeling “tight.”  Some have a cough that they just … Continue reading

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Kids and bladder infections

Can kids get bladder infections? Yes.  1 in 10 girls get a bladder infection before age 16.  Only 3% of boys do.  Boy babies under 6 months are more likely to get a urinary tract infection (UTI) than girls.  After … Continue reading

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