Two articles published this past year have shone a light on the management of osteoarthritis and meniscal tears of the knee.
Several years ago, Gary Taubes published an article in the New York Times (“What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie”) in which he accused the American medical establishment of being “the cause of the rampaging epidemic of obesity in America.” Ouch. Continue reading
As we head into fall and the eventual winter cold season, our littlest patients may once again be exposed to the RSV virus. Many practitioners, including myself, have noted a decrease in bronchiolitis admissions and even severity the last few years. However, this Continue reading
Young children are fragile. Evidence is mounting that health in adulthood can be influenced by the environment in which a child grows up. We have offered posts on this subject previously Continue reading
Here at the PHC Primary Care blog, we try to provide useful tips which can be applied to everyday practice. The following tidbit is for interest only. We strongly advise you not to try this modality in your practice. At least not yet. Continue reading
Human beings are endlessly creative. Their quest for innovation is ceaseless. Inquisitive minds toil endlessly in garages and basements to invent the next big thing. Fortune and fame may be around the corner for the tinkerer who develops an ingenious product. Continue reading
Treating chronic low back pain is frustrating. Often, first-line treatments like NSAIDs, physical therapy, hot packs, cold packs or, occasionally, muscle relaxers do not seem to work very well. At least, many of our patients voice frustration with the lack of efficacy of these treatments and want “something more” done to Continue reading
Regular readers of this blog might feel we have an obsession about increasing vaccination rates. Guilty as charged.
Regular readers of this blog also need little or no convincing on this issue. For many Continue reading
We all know exercise is good for us, but did you know that even if we exercise, too much sitting during the day is linked to a greater risk of disability?
A recently published study of more than 2,200 adults ages 60 years and older showed Continue reading