August 5, 2011

New Scorpion Antivenom Drug Approved by the FDA

The FDA approved this month for the first time ever a new antivenom, Anascorp, used to treat Centruroides scorpion stings. These scorpion stings are especially dangerous to kids […]
September 20, 2011

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Most studies suggest that an average of 8 hours of quality sleep per night is what people typically require to maintain their mental and physical health. […]
September 29, 2011

“Bath Salts” Now Illegal Substance in US

Psychoactive Bath Salts (PABS) are becoming one of the more frequent drugs that Emergency Departments are seeing patients abuse and lead to overdose.  Bath Salts go […]
November 10, 2011

Vitamin E Linked to Increase in Prostate Cancer 

A recent article in JAMA reviews an updated report from a trial called the SELECT trial looking at the effects of Vitamin E on prostate cancer. […]
January 29, 2012

Are You Feeling Worn Down?

One of the most common complaints I hear from patients is that they are feeling worn down and tired.  They feel they just don’t have the […]
April 27, 2012

Choosing Wisely – More Tests Are Not Always Better 

Choosing Wisely is a new campaign designed to help patients and physicians understand when certain tests need to be done and when they don’t. Nine different […]