• Bad News for Asthmatic Patients: Primatene Mist is Back in the Pharmacies

    I just read in The New York Times today that after a decade the FDA approved putting the asthma inhaler Primatene Mist back on the pharmacy shelves. A new version of this once popular asthma inhaler will soon return to stores. For people 12 and older, it is used for temporary relief of mild intermittent […]

  • Adrenal Fatigue: How Stress and Diet Play a Big Role!

    Stress kills: it took a long time but even cardiologists recognize that acute and chronic stress can cause heart attacks. Gastroenterologists see patients with ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome that flare up under stress. And no one would argue that stress can trigger anxiety attacks. The common theme in all these conditions is what has […]

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    Dr. Google + Dr. (Grand)Mom = Medical Diagnosis | How Google Helped Solve a Medical Mystery

    I was so excited when I received my Sunday New York Times, and the magazine section included a Diagnosis column by Dr. Lisa Sanders. It is one on my favorite columns because her column includes interesting medical cases which I love to read and learn about. This week’s column on September 12, 2018 titled Traveling […]

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    Thyroid Optimization or Confusion?

    I just saw 2 patients this past week with the same exact problem: both had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, also known as underactive thyroid, and were taking synthroid for several years to treat their underactive thyroid. Yet when I asked them how they felt they both used the medical term – lousy!

    The first patient was a man who ate a healthy diet and was disciplined in exercising; but ever since he started taking synthroid his energy levels dropped. The endocrinologist he went to for treatment continued to increase the Synthroid dose as his treatment plan and kept telling him your thyroid function tests look fine except they weren’t fine. They were in fact way off!

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    Vitamin D: How to Get the Right Amount- And What it Means for Your Health

    The summer is a wonderful time: daylight lasts longer, T-shirts and shorts are more comfortable to wear than heavy clothes, and the warmth of sunshine puts most of us in a good mood. The health benefits of the sun are enormous: it helps everything in nature grow including ourselves. The most well-studied and understood benefits […]