Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Polypill anyone?

There are some who believe that we all should be taking some drug, whether for depression or cholesterol, blood pressure or diabetes.  Is this a good idea?  Should you take one, two, or a bunch of drugs just because it might help?  Here is a little article that looks at that possibility, with some down to earth thoughts from me at the end.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Sarah Silverman could not talk - and it was not funny

In bygone days it was a common illness among children, sometimes with tragic results.  Thanks to vaccination, we rarely see that form these days, but epiglottitis can still show up when you least expect it, still as a very serious disease.  Comedian Sarah Silverman thought she just had a sore throat, but it was much more.  Here is a little article on the Self site looking at this infrequent problem.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Taxes, taxes, taxes, what do they want from us?

Among everything else that a young physician needs to know, actually any young professional, is how to deal with the finances of taxes and even planning for `eventual retirement.  Here’s an article from Medical Economics which asked me to lead off with that one golden question you need to ask when just starting out.  See if you agree with me, and take a look at some of the other tips offered.  Clearly, these ideas are not for physicians only!