COVID-19 Vaccine and Allergic Reactions
As COVID-19 vaccinations start, we hear a great deal in the press about allergic reactions. Serious reactions to the vaccine are very rare, despite what we hear in the news,…Read More
Health Pearls in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Manage Your Chronic Medical Problems
Let’s face it. Staying at home is no picnic for most of us. For many people, irritability, boredom, and lethargy ensue so that you’re annoyed most of the time. It’s…Read More
Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflection on Race and Medicine. Damon Tweedy, M.D.
I was excited to read this personal account of race in the medical profession, and it did not disappoint. Dr.Tweedy, a Duke-trained psychiatrist, discusses his experiences from medical school through…Read More
Fall Prevention: Some Quick Tips
Falling is a significant cause of injury and death in older individuals. This article elaborates on risk factors for falls and steps that should be taken to reduce those risks. …Read More
All Screening Tests Are Not Created Equal
Should you have your carotid arteries screened for plaque just because the test is available? The carotid arteries are the large vessels in the neck that carry blood directly from…Read More
I’ve got the flu!
Many of our common illnesses are viral. What’s the difference between the common cold and “the flu”? First, “the flu” is not one disease. You can get “flu-like” illnesses anytime,…Read More
Calcium Sources in the Diet
Recently, concerns have been raised about the potential for calcium supplements to increase the risk for heart disease. On the other hand, we know that calcium intake is important for…Read More