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9 04, 2020

Using a Face Mask to Limit the Spread of COVID-19

2022-02-08T23:57:54+00:00

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has gained a solid footing here in the U.S., there has been a lot of talk about whether the general public should be wearing masks. You may have seen people with masks on at the grocery store or pharmacy, and you’ve no doubt seen tutorials [...]

Using a Face Mask to Limit the Spread of COVID-192022-02-08T23:57:54+00:00
26 03, 2020

Beware of Misinformation During this Era of COVID-19

2022-02-08T23:57:54+00:00

Never before have we had access to the amount of medical information that we do today. This is terrific in many ways, as we are probably the most savvy generations of medical consumers that ever lived. But there is far too much misinformation that also gets spread around. Right [...]

Beware of Misinformation During this Era of COVID-192022-02-08T23:57:54+00:00
12 03, 2020

Know Your Terms: Quarantine, Isolation, and Social Distancing

2022-02-08T23:57:54+00:00

The situation surrounding coronavirus disease, or COVID-2 is evolving rapidly and new information is available every day. For the most current information, please visit this page on COVID-2. Only a month ago we wrote about the novel coronavirus that started an epidemic in China, and at that time seemed [...]

Know Your Terms: Quarantine, Isolation, and Social Distancing2022-02-08T23:57:54+00:00
27 02, 2020

Frozen Shoulder: Timing Matters

2022-02-08T23:57:54+00:00

In Japan they call it 50 year old shoulder, an inexplicable pain that grows in the shoulder, making it harder and harder to move. It is most common in people over 45 and the stiffness that results is so severe, in America we call the ailment frozen shoulder. As [...]

Frozen Shoulder: Timing Matters2022-02-08T23:57:54+00:00
13 02, 2020

Worried About Coronavirus?

2022-02-08T23:57:54+00:00

UPDATE: Since this post was written the situation surrounding coronavirus disease, or COVID-2 has changed rapidly and new information is available every day. For the most current information, please visit this page on COVID-2. If any recent news story has been able to compete for headlines with politics, it’s [...]

Worried About Coronavirus?2022-02-08T23:57:54+00:00
26 12, 2019

Don’t Ignore These Heart Attack Symptoms: They May be Subtle

2022-02-08T23:57:55+00:00

Heart attacks don’t always look like they do in the movies: an older male clutching his chest or left arm, falling to the ground. For one thing, a person having a heart attack may well be a woman. Heart disease doesn’t discriminate: it is the leading cause of death [...]

Don’t Ignore These Heart Attack Symptoms: They May be Subtle2022-02-08T23:57:55+00:00
10 10, 2019

When is a Bloody Nose More Than a Bloody Nose?

2022-02-08T23:57:55+00:00

The bloody nose holds a unique position in our cultural mind’s eye. It is a no-big-deal playground occurrence, but at the same time, it’s the telltale sign that the movie hero is soon to die of some horrible illness. With the dry air of winter on the way, you [...]

When is a Bloody Nose More Than a Bloody Nose?2022-02-08T23:57:55+00:00
8 08, 2019

Keep Your Eyes Open for This Serious Condition: Sleep Apnea

2022-02-08T23:57:56+00:00

On a routine 40-minute flight from Honolulu to Hilo, Hawaii in 2008 two pilots fell asleep, overshooting their destination by 30 miles over open ocean. Thankfully, the pilots woke up, rerouted the plane, and landed safely. This did not go unnoticed. Not by the 43 people on board, their [...]

Keep Your Eyes Open for This Serious Condition: Sleep Apnea2022-02-08T23:57:56+00:00
25 07, 2019

Let’s Talk About Your Blood Pressure

2022-02-08T23:57:56+00:00

Unless your experience is completely out of the ordinary, your blood pressure is checked on just about every medical visit, even if you are seeing your doctor for something that seems unrelated like a rash or a sprained ankle. Why all this focus on blood pressure? Well, high blood [...]

Let’s Talk About Your Blood Pressure2022-02-08T23:57:56+00:00
11 04, 2019

When to See a Doctor About Shaky Hands

2022-02-08T23:58:16+00:00

Think back to the last time you sat for an exam, spoke in front of a crowd, or asked someone out on a date. Did your stomach flip flop? Did your pits sweat? Did your hands shake? Strong emotions can elicit very physical responses. Deep breaths can help, but [...]

When to See a Doctor About Shaky Hands2022-02-08T23:58:16+00:00
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