Not at all related to healthcare or health, this is completely related to Christmas; a Christmas funny which did my heart good. Quite frankly, after a year of dealing with a more serious side of life, I want a break and I figure, If I want that break, you might be needing or wanting one,... Continue Reading →
‘First, Do No Harm’ and the Opioid Crisis
That title implies that there is a connection between the Hippocratic Oath the current opioid crisis. What is it? Any chronic illness can be used as an example. Consider 'lupus.' Pericarditis, the inflammation of the sac aound the heart is a very painful condition that affects many lupus sufferers. The pain from pericarditis can be... Continue Reading →
Dry, itchy skin?
This is winter, no more calling it 'Indian Summer'! The snow has fallen, plows are out, and yes, you wear your coat, and gloves. One thing you've surely noticed, especially on those days when you 'got by' without gloves, is that your hands are dry: dry from the dry, windy and cold air. Usually, I... Continue Reading →