Is it ok to give a seven-year-old medical marijuana? Mykayla Comstock is a little girl from Oregon who suffers from acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She's also one of the youngest cancer patients authorized to use cannabis by the state. Her mother, Erin Purchase, gives her a gram of cannabis oil daily in pill form (so it's not like she's lighting up a joint...) to help combat the … [Read more...] about Should a Seven-Year-Old Cancer Patient Get Medical Marijuana?
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Irregular menstrual cycles in an infertility patient can signal a patient who is not ovulating. Usually, the egg gets released mid-cycle (around day 14) during a normal ovulatory cycle, and if there is no pregnancy, then a menstrual cycle will occur two weeks later ( completing a 28 day cycle that month. ie: the 'norm') If the cycle is short (for example only 21 days), or long … [Read more...] about Irregular Menstrual Cycles in an Infertility Patient
Having a heart problem can be scary. Being overweight with a heart problem can kick that fear into high gear and make you want to shave the excess pounds off as quickly as possible. Before you begin a diet aimed at losing weight fast, you should examine several options to be sure you choose the one that is right for you.Mayo Clinic DietThe Mayo Clinic developed its own diet to … [Read more...] about Diets for Heart Patients to Lose Weight Fast
Gastric bypass surgery involves reducing the size of the stomach and reconnecting or bypassing it to the small intestine. Having a smaller stomach means lesser food intake because you will feel full even when you only eat small amounts of food. However, the procedure alone will not guarantee success. Following a strict diet meant for gastric bypass patients will ensure your … [Read more...] about Food for Gastric Bypass Patients
Misogyny in healthcare is a real problem. But it doesn’t stop there. A new mother contacted me in my office a few days ago. I spoke with this pleasant young woman in person for nearly a half hour, far beyond the free 10 minute consults I usually do. Here’s why: Women’s pain and suffering is LARGELY not ACKNOWLEDGED or well cared for in healthcare. And worse, often the … [Read more...] about Misogyny in Healthcare (& Beyond) Hurts Us All