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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.

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 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 ...

Beware of the kitty cat’s scratch and litter

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

Foods for vibrant health

Here is the list of the most healthy foods from A to (not quite) Z:

Black doctors earn less than white doctors

African-American physicians earn 15 percent less than White physicians—an average of $262,000 compared to $303,000—according to Medscape’s 2017 Physicians Compensation Report.

Forget me not

Early in my childhood, I can still remember a tiny, beautiful little flower that would bloom in the early spring, showing itself off with light green leaves and a cluster of small, blue, pink or white flowers.

Immunization Week recognizes importance of infant vaccinations

National Infant Immunization Week, sponsored by the National Immunization Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is observed annually to promote the benefits of immunizations and to focus on the importance of immunizing infants against vaccine-preventable diseases by ...