Monthly Archives: September 2011

Nasal saline irrigation. My patients know that I am a FAN of this!

What is it?  It is a way to bathe and flush out virus, bacteria, allergens and mucus from the nasal cavity.  It is thought to help by direct cleansing, removing inflammatory mediators, and helping the nasal hairs (mucociliary function) work … Continue reading

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Abuse.

The Wichita Eagle newspaper ran recent stories regarding horrific domestic abuse.   As a family doctor, my focus is to keep my patients well, both emotionally and physically.  I routinely screen (meaning I ask everyone) at periodic visits like annual exams, prenatal or postpartum … Continue reading

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Does exercise make you wheeze?

Exercise-induced wheezing, also called bronchoconstriction, happens when the airway passage shrinks during or after exercise.  You may feel short of breath, start coughing or wheezing.  There are triggers to avoid and some easy treatments. . . It can be caused … Continue reading

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