Although I do not have a weight problem nor do I have any evidence in my blood work of a prediabetic or diabetic condition, I am a sugar addict, and beyond that probably a carbohydrate addict in general.
This past week headlines in both newspapers and television have been full of worrisome sounding results of a recently published study showing an association between drinking diet sodas and the risk of developing strokes and dementia.
I recently saw a four-month-old baby boy for his well child checkup.
Newborns are oblivious to the environment around them. They can perceive sights (though everything is quite blurry), sounds, and other bodily sensations, but they don’t interact socially with their parents or their doctor.
Sadly, today it seems you can read just about anything and everything about “how to eat properly”. Books and diets abound. As a family doctor I try to read as much as I can about the science and physiology of how our bodies work. There’s a lot to “digest”.
It’s always fun when we can make a patient’s care easier.
So far this morning I’ve had two patients who called in for same day appointments, one for a toe injury and one for a rash.
Drugmaker Mylan said on Monday August 29th that it will offer a generic version of the life-saving allergy treatment EpiPen for half the list price of the brand-name treatment, after it became the center of a national controversy over skyrocketing drug prices.