Opioids: Looking at Cause

    Darlene Superville of the Associated Press has joined the many journalists nationwide in pointing out the dangers of the opioid epidemic. In her article, she focuses on the economic implications. In 2015, the crisis as it is now being referred, cost 504 billion...

    Are stents the answer?

    The New York Times has reported in November 2017 on a new study in the journal Lancet. This study found that while cardiac stents can be lifesaving in opening arteries in patients having a heart attack, the devices are ineffective in relieving chest pain. Stents are...

    Media is stressing me out!

    Recently Wallet Hub has released their most and least stressed cities. Most stressed: Newark NJ Detroit MI Cleveland Ohio Jackson MS Miami FL Birmingham AL San Bernardino CA Rochester NY Least stressed: Boise ID Madison WI Peoria AZ Gilbert AZ Irvine CA Sioux Falls SD...

    Brain Pains – Is it worth it?

    In August every year, I am inundated by football. High school young men getting ready for the season, hype on the upcoming college season, and professionals getting prepared for the season are the stories in the media. Everyone has a story, comment or opinion on the...

    It takes time. Let’s make time.

    If I were part of the physician led team treating George Washington years ago and suggested leeches were “not a good idea”, there is a good chance I would not be invited to the next meeting of the local medical society. Similarly if I were practicing dentistry and...

    Risks cause FDA to take action

    The Washington Post has reported on June 9, 2017, that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked a drug company to remove its opioid pain medication from the market. The FDA has concluded that the medication, Opana ER, has risks that outweigh the benefits. This...