The ethics of medicine, now perhaps more than ever, are coming front and center into medical practice. How do we approach a patient with serious disease, whose treatment may consume valuable resources? How do you balance the patient in front of you with those yet to be seen? These are tough questions, but real ones in today's world. Here is a Friday Feedback piece from MedPage Today where five professionals, and I am one of them, look at the issue:
Friday, June 19, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
So there are those that think this is a problem: women's ribs showing when they exercise. Truth is, sometimes yes, sometimes no, but there is more to say to flesh out this question. So have a look at this article from Scary Symptoms that looks at the issue of visible ribs:
Friday, June 12, 2015
Blood is scary, and when it's coming out of your face, even more so. Our friends at Scary Symptoms asked me a question about the association of nosebleeds with leukemia which, apparently, is something that people worry about all the time. I can understand the concern, if you take your mind down that path. So, here is a piece I pretty much wrote for them to address the concern ...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
So here is the other article about muscle dents. You know, I never knew this was really a problem, but many of my patients who work out have told me that this kind of angst really does fly around the locker room. So look folks, take a deep breath, engage your sense of reason and logic, and read this:
A bit ago, the Scary Symptoms website carried an article with my comments about "dents" that athletes may see in limbs with well developed muscles. Apparently, this causes anxiety in some folks, thinking that they have some terrible disease. Well, here's a little more on the subject, from the same website, with a little more content and explanation of the issue:
Friday, June 5, 2015
Here's another of those Scary Symptoms to help stop you from worrying and thinking that you have some unknown disease. This post is about the not too infrequent situation of vigorous exercising, lifting weight, running or the like, followed by vomiting. It turns out, your body it just trying to be itself. Read about it at:
... and I guess I don't have to tell you whom the doctor with the advice is?
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Last year, Maxim magazine had posed a bunch of rather far out questions to me. Although many were published in the magazine, some were not, and the magazine reportedly changed its format and is no longer featuring the "ask the doctor" type question. So, when a friend sent me a link to the South African Maxim site, I did a double take! Check out this informative column!