Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction

Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction

False information seems to be spreading as fast as the coronavirus itself. Let’s get some things clear to distinguish between fact and fiction. Anti-Inflammatory Painkillers There are a lot of posts floating around saying that anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen can make the infection worse. France’s health minister suggested patients do not use these medications…

Huge Portion of the U.S. to Face Brutal Allergy Season This Spring

Huge Portion of the U.S. to Face Brutal Allergy Season This Spring

With spring just around the corner, many Americans brace themselves for allergy season. Unfortunately, those who suffer from seasonal allergies and live on the eastern side of the United States are in for a long and severe allergy season this year. I know many people are itching to get outside and enjoy warmer weather, but…

Coronavirus Update: Two Dozen New Coronavirus Cases Reported in the US

Coronavirus Update: Two Dozen New Coronavirus Cases Reported in the US

Two people have now died from the coronavirus in the United States, both in the state of Washington. Both patients were male had underlying health conditions; and one was in his 50s while the other was in his 70s. However, one of these cases poses an immediate threat to others at his place of residence. The man…

Do You Know What’s in Your Child’s Food?

Do You Know What’s in Your Child’s Food?

It can be difficult to know exactly what you’re feeding your family these days. There are confusing food-labeling terms that are often mere marketing ploys rather than helpful tools. While labels like ‘reduced fat,’ ‘low calorie,’ and ‘low sugar’ may sound enticing, it oftentimes doesn’t mean the food is any healthier. Let’s take a look…

The Benefits of Playing Music Help Your Brain More Than Any Other Activity

The Benefits of Playing Music Help Your Brain More Than Any Other Activity

Music has powerful effects on our brains. It doesn’t matter if it’s hip-hop, R&B, jazz, electronic, or classical. If you like what’s playing, you’ll feel good and improve your mood. And, according to new research, musical training could help improve your focus. Music and Attention Researchers looked at 18 professional musicians who had been practicing…

Three-Drug Chemo Cocktail Can Improve Survivorship For Pancreatic Cancer

Three-Drug Chemo Cocktail Can Improve Survivorship For Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is often deadly. I see this first hand in my practice more often than I’d like. And, unfortunately, a number of my patients have died from it. Detroit’s beloved Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, also succumbed to this illness. The standard treatment for pancreatic cancer is the two drugs nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine. But,…

Blue LED Lights In Your Home Can Permanently Damage Your Eyes, Study Finds

Blue LED Lights In Your Home Can Permanently Damage Your Eyes, Study Finds

LED lights have replaced fluorescent bulbs in our homes. But now, a new warning about LED lights comes to us from France. Not only do blue lights disrupt our sleep, but they could also do permanent damage to our eyes. How Does Blue Light Affect Our Health? We’ve heard before that blue light can disrupt…

The Five Most Addictive Substances in The World

The Five Most Addictive Substances in The World

A panel of chemists, psychiatrists, and pharmacologists sought to develop a rational scale to assess the harm and potential misuse of drugs and listed the top five most addictive substances in the world. Some of these substances are legal, so it’s important to know the risks. The Five Most Addictive Substances In The World Perhaps…