Category Archives: Information

Find Information Your Doctor Doesn’t Know on Patient Forums

One of the cheesy maxims I lay on my patients all the time is “information is everything.” For you to be able to oversee your medical care, you need to know what you’re dealing with. You need to know about your disease (the other vital information is for you and your doctor to know about you.To…
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Is It All In Your Head?

Every doctor struggles with patients with somatic symptom disorder - or SSD to use the snappy new acronym that the DSM - 5 now calls it. A wonderfully insightful and informative new book  Is It All in Your Head – true stories of imaginary illness by Suzanne O’Sullivan, MD, consultant in neurology and neurophysiology at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, England helps explain it.

It is the subject of this month's column in the Free Lance-Star.

The doctor can't find anything wrong. The patient insists there's something wrong; It's an inflammatory situation.

How You Can Know Making Medical Decisions

The latest twist in men’s prostates is very opportune.   I should of course say the latest twist in the long and acrimonious debate about whether men should be screened for prostate cancer by measuring their prostate specific antigen. By doing a PSA blood test. Is very opportune. [caption id="attachment_2322" align="alignnone" width="540"] A Much Debated…
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Is it OK to Save Money by Using Generics?

If your goal is to keep medical expenses down, using generic medicines instead of name brand can make a huge difference. But are generics as good or as safe as name-brand drugs? [caption id="attachment_2303" align="alignnone" width="699"] Will they work? Are they safe?[/caption]   Today, about 88 percent of all scripts written are for generics, which…
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