Archive for June 2014
More June Health News: OTC Acne Treatment, Adolescence and Indoor Tanning, Probiotics, Aspirin and Pancreatic Cancer.
1. FDA Warning on OTC Acne Medications: Many teenagers I see as patients have been using various over-the-counter (OTC) topical acne medications such as lotions, gels, cleansing pads, face washes,…Read More
Monitoring Cardiovascular Exercise Intensity
A fantastic way to ensure you are getting the greatest benefit from your cardio exercise is to use a heart rate monitor. If you are still working on building exercise…Read More
The Air Is Thinner Up There — What Does That Mean?!
Each year in the United States 30 million people travel to altitudes above 6500 feet to ski, hike, marvel at the scenery or just relax. Nature’s beauty at that altitude…Read More
Happy Father’s Day!
I thought the last three weeks were horrendous at work. I had little time to exercise except for the weekends that I was not on call. I skipped lunch many…Read More
Marital Harmony Restored – Musings on a Smart Toilet
Recently in the WSJ there was an article referencing the popularity of the “smart” toilet AKA the Toto Washlet. Since I am a gastroenterologist, this article was of great interest.…Read More
June Health News – The News is Bad for Red Meat and Soda, Good for Seafood and Veggies
1. Red Meat Consumption and the Increased Risk of Breast Cancer: Women, how much red meat do you eat a week? For years, many scientists have tried to link red…Read More
The Beauty of Exercise – Rocky Mountain High
Fortunately for me, my daughter opted to go to Colorado to celebrate her college graduation, giving me the opportunity to visit there for the first time, as well. In Rocky…Read More
Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy and Strong
Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy and Strong You can do many things to keep your children’s teeth healthy and strong. Make sure they have a healthy diet, brush every day…Read More
Are You Burned Out? Beyond the Rat Race…
Lately, I have witnessed many professionals who have retired early or taken prolonged breaks from work. There are quite a few physicians I know who have done this already and…Read More
Menopause 2014: An Update from the American College of Physicians Annual Meeting 2014
Although the existence of “Andropause” is very controversial in the medical community, there is no doubt that every woman goes through menopause, whether surgically induced or as a natural consequence…Read More