House Calls


Water down your high blood pressure

Until 1955, there were no drugs to control high blood pressure. People with this condition were in deep water and became water logged due to the retention of excess fluid. Thus, a condition known as hypertension resulted.

New citywide initiative supports Alzheimer’s caregivers

Thanks to grants from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, two of New York City’s leading providers of caregiver support services have launched a new initiative to provide comprehensive services for caregivers of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Americans need wake-up call on importance of sleep

A wake-up call to remind Americans about the value of a good night’s sleep and the dangers of undiagnosed and untreated insomnia rang forth from the Save Our Sleep Forum convened by the National Sleep Foundation.

Hyperthyroidism may lead to uncontrolled diabetes

During my practice of medicine in the hood, my family and I lived above my office.

Make room for mushrooms

When I go to the vegetable market, especially the Asian market, I’m amazed at the many species of mushrooms that are available.

Eat broccoli, a cross that you can bear

“Ode to Broccoli” Broccoli is a vegetable Not embraced by all Although it’s plentiful Both spring and fall

A half-empty glass for medical care

I am sure that you have heard the expression, after things have overtaken you, “Look at the situation with a glass half full rather than a glass half empty.”

The breast, more or less!

Women seem to worry about having small breasts and men are distressed when they have...

The SCW guilt

As we approach the early spring months, many resolutions that we made at the beginning of the year have not been realized. This may cause us to have the SCW guilt.

Don’t let your bones de-Kay, take vitamin K

There is an old World War II song that states, “Save the bones for Henry Jones, ‘cause Henry don’t eat no meat.” When the war was upon us, it was difficult to get meat, and most families made soups containing ...

Cookware beware

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

Native-Americans became immigrants in their own land

It seems today that the immigrants entering our country are being singled out as undesirable and not welcomed in this land of freedom.

Clot busters save organs

I am sure you have heard and sung the carefree little camp song that went something like this: “Row, row, row your boat/Gently down the stream/Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily/Life is just a dream.”

Garlic: The breath of life

I am familiar with one herb in the plant kingdom that has kept people healthy through the centuries.

Beware of the kitty cat’s scratch and litter

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