Dreams: The Therapeutic Fabric of Sleep

Dreams: The Therapeutic Fabric of Sleep

Dreams are pretty cool and on rare occasions, they can be frightening. Ever wonder if dreams have proven therapeutic potential? Are these unmethodical string of images and sounds in a sleeping brain truly random or does the smartest organ known to man dream to heal?...
Constipation: A Clue to Your Bowel Health

Constipation: A Clue to Your Bowel Health

It’s befitting to write this month’s newsletter on the topic of constipation given the 10 soiled diapers I changed with my newborn every precious day.  And though this simple act is the most natural part of being human, sometimes it just doesn’t feel...
Patient Cannabis Use – A Medical Doctor’s Perspective

Patient Cannabis Use – A Medical Doctor’s Perspective

Article Summary Cannabis use has gained increasing popularity among our population of patients. Dependence on the drug is a real phenomenon and in order to understand its potential benefits or hazards, we must utilize systems to better understand current and past use....
An Unexpected Love Story

An Unexpected Love Story

On my Wednesday rounds at the dialysis center, one of my patients, we shall refer to as Mr. H said to me, “I’m not happy where I am.” He was referring to the nursing home he was discharged to after a prolonged hospitalization. Approximately 1 year ago, Mr. H suffered...
Patient Compliance- A Medical Management Conundrum

Patient Compliance- A Medical Management Conundrum

A 65 year old patient I began seeing few years ago started out in our first encounter proclaiming that she is as healthy as one can be.  She exercises regularly, eats a balanced diet, has a positive outlook in life, and has never been told she has any medical...
A Better Alternative to Neosporin

A Better Alternative to Neosporin

Mothers, take note. When your child falls and scrapes her knee or bruises her arm, how do you console her? After hugging her and kissing the ‘ouchie’ away, do you take out the Neosporin, and put a band-aid on it? Do you really believe a petroleum based antibacterial...