Health

From The Dark Room To The Waiting Room

First and foremost, a radiologist is a physician who went to medical school to acquire a basic core of knowledge and skill. The basics include developing an effective level of dialogue with patients and performing a physical examination (which is oftentimes all that is necessary to diagnose and sometimes treat). Upon graduation from medical school, the budding radiologist then embarks upon a minimum 4-year period of specialty training (don’t need

Ageing

Sedentary disease is becoming the malady of the century. Millions and millions of lives are affected by the sitting disease that spreads almost like a virus. It has become a lifestyle and combating it is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Today, the modern society is exposed to some of the most serious health issues of our times, triggered by the escalating rate of sitting disease. Heart disorders, diabetes,

Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery – It’s All In The Approach

Joel S. Buchalter, MD, FAAOS, FACS Between 200,000 and 300,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States, sixty-five percent of them on people over the age of 65, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. These procedures have been concentrated in older adults because many people put off the operation as long as possible, and because arthritis and other degenerative joint disorders become more severe

National Autism Awareness Month Inspires Interest in the Growing Problem

Since the 1970s, April has been designated as Autism Awareness Month in the United States.  During this period, this condition has been addressed by numerous offices and organizations including the President of the United States, the U.S. Congress, the Autism Society and many other community groups. In his April 2, 2014, proclamation, President Barack Obama addressed the issue of autism: “By unlocking new knowledge of the brain, we can pave

Dealing with Dry Eye Disease

Dealing with Dry Eye Disease Kenneth A. Beckman, MD, FACS Dry eye disease is one of the most common conditions seen by ophthalmologists; but quite often, patients don’t realize that an abnormal tear film is the source of their discomfort. It is not necessarily intuitive that the symptoms someone experiences are related to a dry eye condition. Typical symptoms of dry eye disease include burning, redness, itching, and tearing. Other

Hope is Just Around the Corner: A look into the connection between cancer and viruses

Hope is Just Around the Corner A look into the connection between cancer and viruses Michael Snyderman, M.D. If a cancer can be removed surgically, a patient may be cured. However, if surgery isn’t possible, patients receive treatments based on chemotherapy and newer drugs called targeted agents. But what about those whose cancer no longer responds to or tolerates these treatments? There is now hope, and this article will discuss