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...
Antibiotics for Tooth Pain: When Are They Needed?

Antibiotics for Tooth Pain: When Are They Needed?

The most common cause of toothache or tooth pain is an infected tooth. The pulp of the tooth is found at the inner portion of a tooth, protected by the hard bony outer layers (enamel). The pulp contains the soft connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. When the...
H. Pylori and Your Stomach

H. Pylori and Your Stomach

You might have experienced the uncomfortable feeling of having acid reflux from your stomach. It is typically described as an uncomfortable feeling in the chest that coincides with eating. You feel like your chest is burning and you can sometimes feel an unpleasant...
Prescriptions Medications for Migraine Headaches

Prescriptions Medications for Migraine Headaches

Migraine attacks can be debilitating and can last for days in a row. Signs and symptoms include Severe headache, usually on one side of the forehead, often described as pounding or pulsating (but this can vary from person to person) Nausea and vomiting Impressions of...