Tag: United States
First new dry powder inhaler for quick relief!
At first glance, I thought to myself, do we really need another quick acting inhaler? As I thought about inhaler technique and how we use our Ventolin MDI’s, most of use suck on the end of the inhaler which is the wrong technique to use. (all of the medication deposits on the back of the…
Some Kids are Just Over the Top!
I always wonder about the emotional maturity of such “brainiacs”. Is this perhaps me wanting to compensate for intelligence that only a few have? http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/06/child-prodigy-sho-yano-earns-medical-doctorate-at-age-21/1?csp=hf&loc=interstitialskip
Don’t ask….don’t tell!
If patients don’t think you as a doctor are open to discussion about complementary medicine, guess what? They won’t talk! This web site is to prove that the Federal Government is interested in “bridging the gap” between traditional medicine and the complementary approach. I would advise you to visit with your doctor about complementary medicines…
The most intriguing medical facts of 2011 from American Medical News
I’ll won’t include every important fact, but some of my own comments might be helpful. For every American who quit smoking in 2011, another became obese. Wow, travel to Italy (Europe) and this becomes quit clear. Europeans smoke; Americans eat. In some ways we cancel our vices out….can you imagine what would happen if we quit…
Sleep disordered breathing
Often allergy patients have sleep disordered breathing and want to know if allergies contribute. Most of the time, interruptions in your sleep due to allergy consist of congestion, snoring, sneezing, and possibly apnea. Anything other than those symptoms should be evaluated for alternative causes. Specialists dealing with sleep disorders are allergists, ENT (otolaryngologists) and pulmonologists. There…
Complementary medicine to treat Asthma?
I have a story for you….but first, “traditional” medicine is trying very hard to work with other methods for treating asthma. The web page below reviews treatment of asthma using something other than “inhalers“. Now on to the story…. I am a member of the Complementary Medicine Committee of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma,…
This is exciting for Tulsa!
Let’s take a break from eosinophilic esophagitis (I was hoping you would say that!)–I’ll resume that tomorrow. The following video is exciting news for Tulsa. Dr. Kendrick has been very instrumental in bringing this new technology to this community. Thanks for your hard work. What this means is better communication between doctors and hospitals. Only a better outcome…
On Your Mark….Get Set….
Today marks the start of the National meeting for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology in Orlando, FL. The Academy website is www.aaaai.org. Over 6,000+ attendees from all over the world to present the most recent advances in allergy and asthma. Yours truly even has an abstract on the correlation between BMI and…
New book on the market–has anyone read this? Opinions are welcome!
I don’t usually post articles about political subjects in medicine, but this one caught my eye. Let me know what you think. ATLANTA – The woman walked quietly into the busy emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta’s safety net hospital for the poor and uninsured. She waited four or five hours to be seen, sitting…
News You Can Use on Food Allergy
So how much can we hear about food allergy? As unfortunate as it is to have a severe food allergy, what bothers patients most is lack of reliable information about their condition and the lack of concern about a potentially fatal reaction. Just look on Facebook to find hundreds of stories about the tragedy of food allergy or…