DO NOT TREAD ON ME UNLESS YOU ARE CAUTIOUS

Treadmills can be high-risk, especially when users make mistakes or become distracted, as national statistics and doctors claim. As an aerobic exercise equipment these which were the most popular until a decade ago and now second or third to the safer elliptical or...

SEID

Systemic Exertional Intolerance Disorder The Institute of Medicine proposed a new name and redefined the diagnostic criteria for the condition that many still call chronic fatigue syndrome. An earlier alternate name for this illness, was CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Immuno...

COUGH NO MORE

After two months of continued minimally or non-productive cough, I had enough! I did the usual to include hydration, cough lozenges, humidifier, two rounds of antibiotics, a short course of steroids and a medical evaluation that included a chest X-ray and blood work....

TELL MISS SARTAN

It is wonderful to have a drug that works well, even better, if it is free of side effects and is relatively inexpensive. But as a fringe benefit for a medication to offer many wonderful other qualities to life is a real winner. Telmisartan (trade name Micardis®) is...

Happy Days May Be Here Again

Expecting to be happy is ill-fated.! “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” were deemed to be unalienable rights by the United States Declaration of Independence. This is our right if we are able to achieve it, but not our reality! It is true that...

MAKE NO BONES ABOUT IT

Bone is composed of a living protein framework upon which mineral crystals are placed. As bone breaks down, bits of this living protein framework appear in the urine. Tests of bone breakdown, called bone resorption tests, measure the amount of one specific bone...