Monthly Archives: August 2011

Exercise-induced asthma. . what are our goals?

I saw a young asthmatic having a rare (and mild) wheezing episode this week.  Her mother wanted a note to excuse her from P.E.   Nope!  That’s the opposite from the desired outcome.   My goal is to give medications so she … Continue reading

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Cigarette packaging is getting a dose of reality. . .

Cigarette packaging will be more graphic, starting September 2012.  Manufacturers will be required to devote 1/2 of the front and back of every cigarette package to photos and written warnings about the dangers of tobacco.  There are nine photos showing … Continue reading

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Got an itch? Your doctor should be asking some of the following questions. . .

If you are itching, there is more to the story.  There are other parts to the history and physical to investigate. Any new cosmetics or creams? They can cause allergic contact dermatitis, hives or even sensitivity to the sun. New … Continue reading

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Interesting political/medical turn of events.

Birth control pills and breast pumps without copays?  New rules start January 1, 2013.  Read on. . . Insurers must cover birth control with no copays – Yahoo! News.

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