Articles By: kjh

Sun Damage: Prevention And Repair

You’ve probably heard about how to prevent sun damage.  UV exposure is a huge factor when it comes to aging of the skin.  Some researchers believe that up to 90 percent of skin aging is caused by the sun.  So it makes sense to limit your hours in the sun and to wear sunscreen with UV protection.  Sun damage builds up over time.  With sun damage, collagen a

Nov 28 2023 | 0 | status: publish
Victims Of Surgeon Sam Eljamel

Many people in Scotland are wondering why a surgeon named Sam Eljamel was allowed to harm dozens of patients at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Scotland until December 2013, when he was suspended.  There he was the head of neurosurgery and the stories from patients are heartbreaking. Yet, Sam Eljamel was allowed to leave the country and is thought to be working as a surgeon in Li

Nov 19 2023 | 1 | status: publish
SoftVue Cancer Screening For Dense Breasts

The FDA has issued a national requirement for dense breast reporting to patients and their referring providers effective September 10, 2024.  That means that you will be notified if you have dense breasts or not.  If you do have dense breasts, your doctor should let you know that dense tissue makes it harder to find breast cancer on a mammogram and it also raises the risk

Nov 15 2023 | 0 | status: publish
Memorial Sloan Kettering Tobacco Treatment Program

Why should you stop smoking?  

There are many reasons. Health benefits when you stop using tobacco begin almost immediately. Within 24 hours, your heart rate returns to normal, your blood level of carbon monoxide (which reduces the blood’s ability to carry oxygen) declines, and your risk of a heart att

Nov 11 2023 | 0 | status: publish
New Drug Zepbound For Weight Loss

You may have already heard about or tried the drugs, Ozempic and Wegovy for weight loss.  In fact you may have heard about Mounjaro.  It is used for diabetes and some practitioners have used it off-label for weight loss.  But on November 8, 2023 the Food and Drug Administration gave drugmaker Eli Lilly approval to market its new drug, Zepbound for weight loss.

Nov 09 2023 | 0 | status: publish
Suzanne Watson: From Pastor to Medical Student

Do you ever wonder if you can pursue a new career later in life?  Suzanne Watson went to medical school at Wake Forest University in North Carolina in her 50’s and began her new career as a psychiatrist.  She initially enrolled in medical school in her 20’s but she realized that raising her four young children at the time was challenging. She was pregnant and had a nin

Nov 09 2023 | 0 | status: publish
Opioid Theft At Yale Fertility Clinic

Imagine undergoing a painful fertility procedure and receiving saline instead of pain medication.  That’s what happened at the Yale University fertility clinic when a former nurse stole pain medication from the clinic and replaced it with saline.  You might wonder if the patients spoke up about their pain when they did not receive the pain medication appropriate for the

Nov 08 2023 | 0 | status: publish
Subtle Symptoms Of Breast Cancer

Many people think that they will find out about breast cancer if they feel a lump in their breast.  However, a consumer survey commissioned by The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center revealed that despite most people recognizing a lump as a symptom of breast cancer, less than half of adults recognize other common symptoms related to breast cancer.  By the tim

Nov 07 2023 | 0 | status: publish
Alcoholic Liver Disease

According to Mount Sinai Health, Alcoholic liver disease occurs when there is damage to the liver and its function due to alcohol abuse. Alcoholic liver disease occurs after years of heavy drinking. Over time, scarring and cirrhosis can occur. Cirrhosis means poor liver function. It is the last stage of alcoholic liver disease.  The damage caused by cirrhosis is irreversible. Nov 02 2023 | 0 | status: publish

Baby's Critical Stages Of Development In The Womb

At Tufts Medical Center, the Mother Infant Research Institute provides research regarding the lifelong consequences of the intimate and unique biological relationship between mother and baby during pregnancy.  Tufts encourages women to join research studies, learn about baby’s development during pregnancy and the vital role of the mother during pregnancy in regard to the baby

Oct 29 2023 | 0 | status: publish