Doctor Offers Self Defense Tips for Women



I just found this health related video on YouTube ... and thought you might enjoy it! http://www.youtube.com/v/HCKRm9-F1-Y?version=3&f=videos&app=youtube_gdata For … [Read more...]


Bad Ad educates docs about misleading drug ads



Why does one doctor prefer this drug, his colleague that drug? Is a doctor’s selection decision based on clinical evidence and optimized for the benefit of the patient? Or is there another … [Read more...]


Operating room injuries: doctors get hurt, too



They play God in the operating rooms. After all, they are holding the scalpel and most often, the patient’s life in their hands. But what we probably don’t know is that surgeons get cut, too, and the … [Read more...]


When doctors get pricked



The use of needles is part and parcel of the medical profession. Thus, medical professionals have to learn to use needles properly for the safety of their patients as well as of their own. A recent … [Read more...]


Smoking ads then and now



It was about 13 years ago when I and my then fiance (now husband) flew to Japan to attend a friend's wedding. Although I am Asia, this was my first trip to Japan and my first close contact with … [Read more...]


On exercise: are doctors practicing what they preach?



They are just like the rest of us. They have jobs, they have families, kids, and pets to take care of. And most often their jobs are much more demanding than those of ordinary folks like you and me. … [Read more...]


Are You Being Treated by an Addict?



Among the general population, between 10 and 15% of us are addicted to drugs or alcohol. That means that if you think of eight or ten of your friends -- chances are good that one of them is a … [Read more...]


Medication Mishaps and Doctor Issues



Know Your Medications This is a topic that bothers me quite a bit. Here of late I discovered that my mother, who I have talked about as being diabetic, was receiving medication she did not need. When … [Read more...]