Monthly Archives: March 2011

Want to take off that “fat tire?”

Losing and keeping weight off is a touchy subject.  I saw a patient today who is emotionally comfortable with a BMI of 45 (severely obese).  My heart goes out to her.  She is aware that she looks imposing and unapproachable … Continue reading

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Watery eyes. . .

We are embarking on (one of) Wichita’s allergy seasons.  But, are your watery eyes from allergies?  It could be from a foreign body (think dust, dirt in the wind, or an errant fingernail. . . ouch!). When my patients come … Continue reading

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Dust mites. . . different from bed bugs. But gross (and unhealthy) nonetheless.

With my patients,  I may mention dust mites when discussing allergens. Dust mites are tiny bugs that live off of pet and human skin cells. It is their waste that is a major trigger of allergies and asthma. Dust mites … Continue reading

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The coughing, sneezing, achy head. . . .symptoms. Hay fever?

This is spring break for some.  I am “manning the storefront” and have seen countless allergy patients.  Some wonder if they have a cold? Or hay fever?  Here is the lowdown. Hay fever tends to be more seasonal with symptoms … Continue reading

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Breast-Feeding May Limit Obesity Risk – NYTimes.com

Want to decrease your kids’ chance of being overweight?  Great new study confirming the importance of breastfeeding (hooray!) AND waiting to start solids until baby is at least 4 months old.  Here is the link. . . Breast-Feeding May Limit … Continue reading

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Press Announcements > FDA and Public Health Experts Warn About Electronic Cigarettes

I have been told a few times this week by “former smokers” that they have stopped smoking, but are using “e cigarettes” instead.    I am overcome with genuine concern.  This FDA warning discusses the risks well.   There are great options … Continue reading

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Endometriosis?

Do you have frequent pelvic pain? pain worse with your period? pain with intercourse?  Endometriosis is a common gynecologic condition affecting women of childbearing age. My job is to the find the cause of that pain.  Physical exam, blood work … Continue reading

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