Better Health Interviews – Fact or Fiction: Attention Deficit Disorder

Last Thursday (9/16/10) I had the pleasure of attending a conference on Attention Deficit Disorder.  The following are my two interviews.  They are both very interesting, and both apply greatly to my practice as a primary care physician. The first is Dr. Ari Tuckman, author of the book More Attention, Less Deficit, as well as […]

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Tylenol can Kill

My worst night as a doctor was during my residency.  I was working the pediatric ICU and admitted a young teenager who had tried to kill herself.  Well, she didn\’t really try to kill herself; she took a handful of Tylenol (acetaminophen) because some other girls had teased her. On that night I watched as

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Fomite Pronunciation: f-mt Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural fo·mites /-mts; fäm–tz, fm-/ : an inanimate object (as a dish, toy, book, doorknob, or clothing) that may be contaminated with infectious organisms and serve in their transmission <the much maligned toilet seat is a remarkably ineffective fomite — M. F. Rein> <what are the most common

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Testing 1-2-3

Kevin recently posted an article about unnecessary tests, stating \”We need to say no to unnecessary tests.\” I agree with him. As an internist, I am not a procedure guy. My job is to listen to people, make a list of the possibilities, and then make a plan to narrow the list. The two most

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To Tan or not to Tan…

Calling all dermatologists!  What\’s the deal with tanning?  Should I put SPF 2000 on my kids whenever they go out, or should I let them look like George Hamilton?  He does look marvelous, doesn\’t he? Seriously, I am very much caught between the hype of the sun-screen addicts and the known risks of Melanoma.  Is

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