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Cookware beware

When I was growing up, every home had a black skillet. The blacker it was, the better for frying chicken. That chicken was cooked right to the bone. Some folks even ate the bones.

She didn’t choose to be abused

Whenever a patient comes into my office wearing sunglasses and the sun ain’t shining, I immediately know that the sun ain’t shining in that patient’s personal life.

Jaw pain might indicate complex medical problems

If you experience pain in the joints of the jaw, do not just succumb to teasing about eating or talking too much. You could have TMJ disease.

When noses are red, no need to be blue

One evening, about 11 p.m., a patient called, frantically explaining that she was bleeding to death from a nosebleed. She had tried everything her family had suggested to stop the oozing blood, including holding her head backward, forward and even ...

Disaster readiness: Be aware and be prepared

Be aware and be prepared. That is the advice of the Medical Society of the State of New York for both the general public and for physicians. If disaster strikes, you might not have time to plan a response.

To tell the tooth about low-birth-weight babies

Babies born weighing less than 2,500 grams and who spent less than 37 weeks in the mother’s womb are known as preterm low-birth-weight infants.

Are you breathless with asthma?

Asthma is like blowing up a balloon and constricting the opening that allows the air to escape.

Aiding and maintaining one’s independence

Without a doubt, apes are intelligent beings.

Worries end with berries

In life, we all will have worries that are oftentimes not under our control.

Vitamin D is desirable

Recently, an increase in the intake of vitamin D has been reported to prevent early deaths by heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

The heart of the problem can be pain pills

Most folks will find their way to a doctor's office or an emergency room when...

A fight with sulfites

Mrs. C, 34, works as a clerk in a duplicating shop. When she consulted me about night wheezing and shortness of breath, the first question I asked was whether she had experienced the wheezing and chronic coughing at work. It ...

The medical care insurance can’t pay for

A physician’s prayer: Dear Lord, thou Great Physician, I kneel before Thee.

Snow White and Sleepy

The cause of snoring is the vibration of the soft palate in the roof of...

The Earth and body clocks

An article by Dr. Richard Martin, head of the pulmonary division at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, Colo., revealed that different diseases and body systems peak at various times throughout the day.

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