Archive for March, 2012

Menopause and Cardiovascular Disease

Posted in Women's Health on March 26th, 2012 by Lance

Cardiovascular (involving the heart and blood vessels) disease is the leading cause of death in women, accounting for over 500,000 deaths on an annual basis. Over 250,000 of these deaths are directly related to heart disease or coronary artery disease. Heart disease accounts for more deaths a year than all cancers combined. Read more »

Defining and Dealing With Concussions

Posted in Fitness on March 15th, 2012 by Lance

Evaluation
Standard neurological evaluation includes testing of memory, cognition, orientation, concentration. In the athletic setting, it’s important to know the player’s usual mental abilities. Often the best questions to determine memory and orientation are related to the game itself — how far into the game are we? What field are we at? Who scored last? What play was running, and how did you get hit? Read more »

Let Downtime be Playtime

Posted in Wellness on March 12th, 2012 by Lance

Q: We have a daughter who is going to kindergarten soon. Should we be preparing her by practicing letters, numbers, etc? We aren’t sure because she is already so busy … just finished swimming lessons and is starting preschool gymnastics. Read more »

Your Pediatrician: A Phone Call Away. Part 3

Posted in Online Pharmacies on March 2nd, 2012 by Lance

After Hours

Please reserve calls after hours (unless prearranged) for matters of some importance; our working day isn’t over, and may continue into the evening with hospital visits and other business. After hours, you will invariably reach the answering service. These operators have no medical training , and often handle many clients simultaneously. Read more »

Your Pediatrician: A Phone Call Away. Part 2

Posted in Online Pharmacies on March 2nd, 2012 by Lance

A Question of Priority

All your questions about your child’s health are important. But some calls are urgent, while others aren’t. It’s both useful and considerate to “triage” yourself when you call the pediatrician’s office. For example preface a call by saying, “This isn’t urgent. I read an article about dealing with picky eaters, and I’d like to talk to the doctor about it.” Read more »

Your Pediatrician: A Phone Call Away. Part 1

Posted in Online Pharmacies on March 2nd, 2012 by Lance

Used wisely, the telephone can be an invaluable weapon in fighting childhood illnesses. Today’s phone call has almost replaced yesterday’s house call. Every doctor practices over the phone. We use it to diagnose, treat, and just stay in touch. Read more »

How You Can Help

Posted in Women's Health on March 1st, 2012 by Lance

I have a newborn and want to give him the best possible start in life. Will teaching my baby simple motor skills and logical thinking concepts give him an advantage later in his life? Read more »