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:

Monday, August 25, 2014

A few words about your bones ...

I was fortunate to appear on WBAL-TV, our local NBC affiliate, tonight with a two minute health segment about osteoporosis.  There are a few take home points from this video, which may help prevent this disease which many assume to be inevitable.  Watch and enjoy.  If you have any questions, feel free to post!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Medication Information you can use!

Pills1.jpgWe all see those paper sheets with prescriptions or the teeny tiny print on medicine bottles that tell us all kinds of important information that don't, or can't read.  What if there were a way to present that information in a form that would be both easier to read, and of more overall use?  That was the question behind this Fox News piece, with my input of course, on:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Is salt still a factor?

Several recently published studies have suggested that salt may not be as central to blood pressure management as we have all thought, but these studies also all admit that there are potential flaws in their methods, and that much more research is needed.  Whether or not a change in therapy is needed remains the question, and I was asked to comment on that for the MedPageToday website: