Measles Outbreak: signs and symptoms

3D graphical representation of a spherical-shaped, measles virus particle that is studded with glycoprotein tubercles. Photo courtesy of the CDC: photographer Illustrator: Alissa Eckert https://phil.cdc.gov/details.aspx?pid=21074 Are you ready for it? This is not a...

What is the best diet for a diabetic?

In my clinical practice, I have treated many patients that are being treated for Type 2 Diabetes. They are taking tablets like metformin and may be on insulin therapy. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic illness that is rather insidious in nature. It takes a few years of...

Why do I need to quit smoking?

Have you ever heard your doctor say to you “I would recommend that you quit smoking?" As the physician, I can see the look of irritation on the patients face. I would mention the risks and dangers of smoking. However, I know that all the patient is hearing is “...