Articles By: kjh

Remembering Mac Sinise

Mac Sinise (formally McCanna Anthony) was the son of actor Gary Sinise and Moira Sinise.  Sadly, he passed away on January 5th, 2024. You may remember Gary Sinise from movies and T.V. such as Forrest Gump, Apollo 13 and CSI (Crime Scene Investigation).  Aside from acting, Gary Sinise started the Gary Sinise Foundation to help veterans.  Gary’s son, Mac was active in

May 10 2024 | 0 | status: publish
Keri Sprung Saved By Texas Heart Institute

Keri Sprung is the Vice President for Education, and the Director of the Women’s Center at The Texas Heart Institute.  So when she started having unusual symptoms, it was fortunate that she could ask one of her colleagues at work about her symptoms.  Keri had an excruciating headache, a tense neck, and vertigo (dizziness).  She thought it was due to stress and that

Apr 04 2024 | 0 | status: publish
Different Acids For Different Skin Issues

What kind of acids are used for the skin? Most people have heard about or used some kind of product that includes acids that help the skin. Here are some acids used topically in skincare and a description of their benefits and best uses:

Salicylic Acid
You’ve probably seen Salicylic acid in acne products.  That’s because it works

Apr 01 2024 | 0 | status: publish
Risk Factors For Bladder Cancer

You may be aware of some of the risk factors for bladder cancer but some risk factors might surprise you.

Smoking
Do you smoke?  If so, you should know that smoking is the greatest risk factor for bladder cancer that can be determined by your own behavior. Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all contribute to bladder cancer.  In fact, smokers are 2-3 time

Mar 09 2024 | 0 | status: publish
Patrick Schruben's Knee/Elbow Procedure At UCLA

When Patrick Schruben began experiencing pain in his right knee, he was hopeful that he could alleviate the pain without having a knee replacement.  Since Patrick was active throughout his life, he wanted a procedure that didn’t involve a long and painful recovery.  He learned about GAE, or genicular artery embolization. 

GAE is a procedure where a catheter i

Feb 21 2024 | 0 | status: publish
Lead Paint Rental Inspection In Buffalo, NY

Lead poisoning has long been an issue with rental properties in places like Buffalo, NY. In fact, the Erie County Health Department designated nine zip codes in the city as communities of concern due to elevated childhood lead poisoning.

Older properties tend to have toxic lead paint, and there are many in Buffalo. It is particula

Feb 14 2024 | 0 | status: publish
JK Community Farm Helps Those With Food Insecurity

In Purcellville, Virginia, JK Community Farm has been producing food for organizations and individuals for five years who face food insecurity. The 150 acre farm is run mostly by volunteers. So far, the farm has donated one million pounds of food produced on the farm to local food assistance partners in the regional area (Washington D.C. and Virginia).  JK Community Farm recent

Feb 14 2024 | 0 | status: publish
Annette Ramirez And Medical Malpractice Laws

On August 1st, 2012 Annette Ramirez went to the hospital in California for a hysterectomy and she expected to go home to her family the next day.  What happened instead is devastating.  Annette had abnormal vital signs, common for a leaky colon. She had severe abdominal pain. In fact, her colon had been severed and her bowel had been nicked during surgery. 

For

Feb 13 2024 | 1 | status: publish
Overcoming Infertility Obstacles

It’s easy to be discouraged when infertility issues arise.  There are many causes of infertility:  Age, medications or prior surgery can play a part.  Diet and smoking can also affect infertility.  According to the International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technology, World Health Organization (WHO), infertility is a disease of the reproducti

Jan 29 2024 | 0 | status: publish
Drug Xolair For Multiple Food Allergies

In December 2023, the FDA granted priority review for a drug called Xolair.  Xolair is already approved for asthma and hives but Xolair may also soon be approved for children and adults with food allergies. In fact, it will be the first medicine to reduce allergic reactions to multiple foods following an accidental exposure. Interim analysis results from first-of-its-kind Phase

Jan 26 2024 | 0 | status: publish