Eczema: Definition and Treatment Options

Eczema: Definition and Treatment Options

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is defined by the Mayo Clinic as reddened, itchy, dry or weeping patches of skin usually seen on the hands, feet, ankle, wrists, neck, upper chest, eyelids, and inside the elbows and knees. It is caused by environmental irritants. The immune...
Vertigo–When to Worry?

Vertigo–When to Worry?

Vertigo is a false sensation of movement, often of objects spinning, along with dizziness or lightheadedness. Some patients experience nausea and vomiting. Fortunately, the condition is usually benign, brought on by changes in head position and a problem with the...
EpiPen: What You Need to Know

EpiPen: What You Need to Know

EpiPen (epinephrine) is a solution injected under the skin or into the thigh muscle to treat severe allergic reactions. It usually comes in a prefilled syringe as part of a so-called auto-injector.   What is Anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening...
What Types of Blood Thinners Are There?

What Types of Blood Thinners Are There?

When we talk about blood thinners, we might think of medications that make the blood more watery, but that’s not really the case. The medical term is anticoagulants, meaning drugs prevent blood coagulation, or clotting. They are prescribed for patients in danger of...
Advantages of Telehealth for Patients

Advantages of Telehealth for Patients

Anyone old enough to remember The Jetsons animated cartoons back in the sixties will recall their seeing their doctor on their computer screens. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the rise of telehealth and it has now become available to almost everyone with a...