Browsing Month May, 2011

Sense of Smell & Alzheimer’s Disease

By wisequack at May 26, 2011 | 9:23 pm | 0 Comment

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Which is safer? Vasectomy or Tubal Ligation?

By wisequack at May 26, 2011 | 9:18 pm | 0 Comment

Which is safer? Vasectomy or Tubal Ligation?

The military has an odd knack of referring to any nerve racking medical procedure as a "parade", as though the thought of a marching band, twirling batons and juggling politicians in clown suits, lessens the inevitable discomfort. "NEEDLE PARADE" for example is the lining up of the troops for inoculations. My personal favourite was "VAS PARADE" when, every Friday more...

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Diabesity

By wisequack at May 26, 2011 | 9:16 pm | 0 Comment

Diabesity

“Bloggins, your test results are back and I’m sorry to tell you that you have diabesity.” “Which means I’m simply a sweet plump guy, right?” Bloggins inquires, his chins resting on a flabdomen the size of Mt. St. Helens, the early years. “It means you have diabetes caused by obesity. Your blood sugars are high and you have the girth of one about to give more...

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People With Diverticulosis Shouldn’t Eat Nuts

By wisequack at May 23, 2011 | 9:32 pm | 0 Comment

People With Diverticulosis Shouldn’t Eat Nuts

For the hundreds of thousands of patients out there who have diverticuli in your colon, you have probably heard from your physician or even your mother, that you shouldn’t eat nuts or corn because of the potential for the little seed fragments to get caught in these blind pouches of the large intestine.  However, according to research out of Seattle, Washington, people more...

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Breastfeeding Doesn’t Have To Be Deflating

By wisequack at May 21, 2011 | 5:13 pm | 0 Comment

Breastfeeding Doesn’t Have To Be Deflating

Although a lot of moms worry that each time their baby breastfeeds, it will eventually cause their nurturing organs to sag, studies have shown that is not necessarily the case.   According to research presented in 2007 at the conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breastfeeding itself, has no impact on the shape of a woman’s breast.  Although the more...

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Is My Doctor Dangerous?

By wisequack at May 21, 2011 | 3:25 pm | 0 Comment

Is My Doctor Dangerous?

Hospitals and doctor’s offices are great places to go and pick up: a. neat drugs b. diseases c. injuries c. nurses d. all of the above A doctor’s office can be as dangerous as a bikini boutique in Baghdad. So please be aware of hazardous: 1. Tongue depressors. Though we, as kind and entertaining doctors, love to draw little faces on our used Popsicle more...

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MRI

By wisequack at May 17, 2011 | 11:19 pm | 0 Comment

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It’s Hard To Tell When a Woman Is Ovulating

By wisequack at May 15, 2011 | 1:18 pm | 0 Comment

It’s Hard To Tell When a Woman Is Ovulating

Many couples who find it difficult to conceive a child end up coming in to our offices where we as physicians counsel them  about charting the woman’s menstrual cycle, measuring basal body temperature, buying fancy kits at the drug store and even analyzing viscosity changes in bodily fluids in an effort to maximize a successful conception.  But, according to research more...

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Top 10 Ways To Have A Heart Attack

By wisequack at May 8, 2011 | 2:39 pm | 0 Comment

Top 10 Ways To Have A Heart Attack

1) TOSS THE FLOSS Flossing can not only reduce the plaque on your teeth but also the plaque in your arteries. So, if you want to have a heart attack, toss the floss and use it for something else like hanging laundry or teasing the cat, but please don’t floss.   2) START SUPERSIZING STUFF You don’t see a lot of heart attacks in the produce section more...

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Elderly Drivers Are Dangerous To Others On The Road

By wisequack at May 8, 2011 | 2:32 pm | 1 Comments

Elderly Drivers Are Dangerous To Others On The Road

Despite the popular belief that elderly drivers are a menace to society, this is actually a Myth.  Statistics reveal that drivers over the age of sixty-five are less than 1/3 as likely as drivers under the age of twenty-four to cause auto accidents.  Although elderly drivers make up a greater proportion of people on the road, they only account for 7% of all collisions more...

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