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Co-Caine killed Able

I am sure that the pharmacist J.C. Pemberton of Atlanta did not envision the dangers and addictive properties of cocaine when he first introduced it to the American public in a drink made from coca leaves.

Eye docs versus ear docs

I hope that this article is not misleading. I am not writing about doctors who take care of the ears or doctors who give eye care.

Taking a beating from diabetes?

When I was a kid going to public school, it was inevitable that the toughest hyper-maniac in the class always wanted to pick someone out to beat up at 3 p.m.

Are you breathless with asthma?

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

Facebook: Let’s face it

It is interesting how a simple concept such as Facebook, created by Mark Zuckerberg, became an international frenzy on the internet.

A half empty glass for medical care

I am sure you have heard the expression after things have overtaken you to look at the situation with a glass half full, rather than a glass half empty attitude.

Asthma: Food for thought and lungs

Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs.

Cookware beware

When I was growing up, every home had a black frying pan.

Water down your high blood pressure

Until 1955, there were no drugs to control high blood pressure.

Laughter is healing

Of all the pictures I have viewed by the great and near-great painters, I have never seen one painting that shows God or Jesus with a smile or even laughing.

The medical care insurance can’t pay for

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

When taste and smell get lost

Mrs. S. was a 79-year-old mother of four children, 20 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Just a little touch

From the time I entered medical school, I can’t recall one course that I took that ever mentioned the word “touch.”

The mineral chromium can make you shine

Do you feel a little rusty lately?

The cough, that irritating cough

Basically, the body eliminates foreign material by coughing. Now, the cough may be caused by dust, mold, vapors from spray cans, dusting powders, perfumes or a host of other irritants that might be in the air. However, there is one ...

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