Monthly Archives: October 2016

Common questions about recurrent urinary tract infections in women

What are the risk factors for recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)? In premenopausal women, the risk factors are new or multiple sexual partners, having a UTI before age 15, sexual intercourse three or more times per week, spermicide use In postmenopausal … Continue reading

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Asthma treatment

The goal of treating asthma is to not die from asthma.  The secondary goal is for asthmatics to live their life fully, as if they did not have asthma.  This often requires treatment.  Symptoms of asthma are wheezing, cough and … Continue reading

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Honey?! for a cough?

As a family physician, I often see children in my office with a cough.  There have been extensive studies showing no clear benefits and, in fact, there were definite potential harms to over the counter cough medication in children under … Continue reading

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Arthroscopic knee surgery in some cases is not needed!

Stop the presses!  There was a study showing that middle-aged people (mean age of 53 – 59) who have arthroscopic repair of degenerative meniscal tears do NOT have significantly improved long-term pain OR function over conservative measures. This study included … Continue reading

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