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Beware of the kitty cat’s scratch and litter

This column is dedicated to Mittens, my family’s beloved and deceased cat.

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 ...

Dying to live

It seems that doctors are not taking patients’ pain seriously.

Drinks that drain the brain

How do your children behave at home, at play and at school?

Feeling good? Whether it’s the weather

St. Francis of Assisi (think of the new pope) wrote a wonderful poem called “The Hymn of the Sun.”

E. coli on your feet will defeat ya!

E. coli: A motile, rod-like bacteria found in the intestines (gut) in man and many animals that, under certain conditions, can cause infection of the urinary and gastrointestinal tract requiring medical care.

Emotional triggers

Emotional: Feeling abandoned, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed.

Don’t rush it, to flush it!

A few years ago, I wrote an article titled “Don’t Rush With the Flush.”

‘Arthur’ ain’t so righteous

Many of my religious patients refer to the medical condition known as arthritis as “Arthur,” and when Arthur ain’t so kind to them, he’s arthritis or just plain irritating.

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 ...

Clinical Depression: A Treatable Illness

It is not uncommon during the winter months, when there is less daylight and we are often stuck indoors, to experience a case of the “blues.” As a result, we look forward to spring’s arrival.

Assault upon salt

Salt should be charged with assault and battery for what it is doing to our bodies.

Emotional triggers

Emotional: Definition: Abandonment, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed.

A rap to the bladder

Just below your navel is the area where the bladder lies internally. Tenderness in this area can often signal that a bladder infection may be in progress.

Stop, look, don’t listen!

Years ago, there used to be signs on different corners warning you about traffic. The signs would read: “Stop, Look and Listen.”