Wednesday, July 30, 2014

You touched what?

I received a question recently alluding to the fact that many things around the house and office are more encrusted with germs than the toilet seat.  Here's a little elaboration on that subject:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Advice for troubles in the sack

Here's an interesting little article on the website that asked me to contribute some ideas about problems that both men and women may be having in bed.  If there is interest, I could be convinced to post all of my suggestions, along with those that made it into this article.  Just leave some comments and tell your friends!

5 tips for better sleep tonight

Friday, July 25, 2014

A bloody controversy!

People with a variety of medical conditions require anti-coagulation, medications that interfere with normal blood clotting.  While the most common oral medication used has long been warfarin, commonly known by the brand name Coumadin, a new group of drugs has recently been introduced, which promise freedom from the dietary restrictions and periodic blood tests that warfarin requires.  Now, an article in the British Medical Journal discusses questions about the process that brought the first of these drugs, Pradaxa, to market.  The MedPageToday website asked for my thoughts on this situation:

Friday Feedback: Pradaxa Monitoring?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A July message of thanks

Five months ago, I posted a note to my readers that after some six months, a thousand views had registered on this blog, bringing it to 3000 views.  Now, after an interval a month shorter, we have hit the 4000 mark.  To all of you who have visited this blog and read an article or two, thank you.  I hope you have enjoyed what I have posted, and maybe shared something with someone else.  Watch as we continue to grow into the future.  When will we hit 5000?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Death toll for cholesterol drug?

This past week, the medical work was shaken by the news that a drug used for cholesterol therapy for many years does not appear to be beneficial, and may, in fact, have worrisome side effects.  The Medpagetoday website asked me to comment on this, and included my comments as part of their overview article:

HPS2-THRIVE: Game (Mostly) Over for Niacin

In fact, I had given more of my personal perspective on this than printed on that website.  The Mercy Hospital website ran more of my thoughts on this topic as a news article:

Primary Care Doctor Marc Leavey Discusses Efficacy of Niacin on Cholesterol Levels

And then, a few days later, the MedPageToday website printed another story called:

where they included my quote again!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Something for women that men can appreciate, too

Although the article for which I was interviewed ran on the "" website, men can use the advice as well.  The pelvic floor dysfunction that so often afflicts women has a counterpart in male pelvic issues also, and the Kegel exercises that help her can help him as well.  So read this article with an open mind!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Much about MRSA

Once again, Sports Destination Management approached me to write an article, this one about the real story about dealing with Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in the real world where people work and play.  The result was an article in the July/August 2014 issue entitled: