Articles By: Ester

Am I oversupplementing my thyroid?
Endocrinology

I’ve frequently wondered if the medicine I take to supplement my thyroid is the correct dose. I’ve been taking thyroid medication for many years since a doctor initially diagnosed me with hypothyroidism. But through the years I’ve been to a thyroid specialist who added Cytomel, then several doctors who said my dose is fine after looking at my blood test results. But my current doctor whom I’v

Jul 17 2022 | 0 | status: publish
Hypothermia in Cold Weather
Family & General Practice

I recently went on a business trip to Minneapolis. Temperatures got down to negative territory but mostly hovered around 0 degrees to 20 degrees. I walked along the street while most people were in the skyway system which are indoor walkways that connect the buildings. When I looked out of my hotel, it looked like no one was in the city because hardly anyone was outside. That’s because they were inside an

Jan 23 2022 | 2 | status: publish
Perks And Discounts When You Get Older
Geriatrics

I tried for so long to deny that I was getting older. I received numerous offers from AARP (an interest group for those over age 50) and I refused to join. When Trader Joe’s allowed the 60+ crowd to shop early at their stores during the coronavirus, I refused. I thought I might see someone I know and they would see that I’m older than I pretend to be. Each year I celebrated a new birthday until it be

May 31 2021 | 1 | status: publish
Under Eye Fillers: The Good and Bad
Plastic Surgery

Fillers under the eye have become very popular. The most commonly used filler for under the eyes is hyaluronic acid. Poly-l-lactic acid is another option, a synthetic material made from phosphate and calcium that energizes collagen production. Calcium hydroxylapatite, made from calcium and phosphate, is a biocompatible dermal filler that stimulates collagen production. It also supports and sustains connec

Dec 24 2020 | 0 | status: publish
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