Monday, September 8, 2014

Joan Rivers' final lesson for us all

The events of Joan Rivers' final illness and passing seemed sudden, and left many reeling at the news. But from her passing, we can all learn and take action to help our loved ones, and ourselves, should tragedy befall us or a member of our families. Here is an article from Newsmax which looks at the plans we all need to understand, take to heart, and follow through.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Last thoughts on Rivers' passing

No doubt about it, the sudden illness and death of comedienne Joan Rivers grabbed our attention.  She seemed larger than life, and to have her still vibrant career cut short so suddenly made many of stop and take notice.  In a third article in the series, Charlotte Libov asked me about my thoughts of those final days of the star, the question of suffering, and the aftermath.

Joan Rivers Didn't Suffer: Doctor

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hope for Rivers...

As this is posted, entertainer Joan Rivers remains in a medically induced coma, with her condition generally unknown.  My friend Charlotte Libov asked me my thoughts about her situation, and her prognosis in this update appearing on the Newsmax site:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Can we talk about even minor surgery?

The tragic events involving entertainer Joan Rivers with recent outpatient throat surgery highlight the need for caution whenever anesthesia is needed.  Here is an article from Newsmax with some of my thoughts on the need for caution when you are planning to undergo such a procedure.

Joan Rivers: Sedation Gone Wrong?

Friday, August 29, 2014

When you bruise more than your ego

Purple may not be the best color for everyone.  Here's a little article from Women's Health Magazine which include some comments of mine on the how and why of bruising.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dr Oz quoted with Dr Leavey ... really!

Yeah, I didn't believe it either, but right there, in a column with Dr Oz on osteoporosis, quotes from my interview with WBAL-TV.  Hey Dr Oz, give me a call, we'll chat!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Real danger in e-cigarettes

Recent regulations have been discussed to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes, those electronic vaporizers that deliver nicotine without the flame, to prevent sale to minors, and to restrict advertising.  From a medical standpoint, this is a very good thing, as the devices can serve as an entry port for young people to begin smoking.  Here is a feature on MedPageToday, including my comments on this proposal: