Tag Archives: treatment

Bye-Bye Vertigo!

August 28th, 2018
Living in Florida can be brutal for an allergy sufferer. I know, because I’ve lived in Florida since I was three and can’t remember a time when I didn’t suffer from allergies and ear and nasal infections. I’m allergic to the world so I’m always having to make trips to the doctor for antibiotics and allergy treatments. Recently, I started getting frequent dizzy spells as well. I assumed at first that they were the result of another infection and put…

Confused about Mammograms? Join the Club!

February 23rd, 2016
When should you get a mammogram? If you’re a woman past 40, that question isn’t as easy as it used to be. Health organizations are no longer in agreement about when, or how often, women should be screened for breast cancer through mammography. Since the 1980s, women have been encouraged to get routine annual mammograms, certainly by age 50 and possibly even younger. Groups like the American Cancer Society said yearly mammograms should…

Reviewing the Zika Virus

February 4th, 2016
Sharing media coverage with the election lately is ongoing news about a rapidly spreading virus called the zika virus. While only 36 people (as of this posting) in the United States have contracted this virus, other areas of the continent and the world have been more brutally hit. So much so that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a global public health emergency(1). Don’t let that scare you too much. Keep…

Cancer or a Common Skin Problem? What Do I Do?

May 18th, 2015
It started out looking like a tiny wart. Then it grew, rapidly, swelling to monstrous size in just a few weeks beneath the surface of the skin. It looked to me like it could have been some sort of cancerous growth. I made an appointment with a dermatologist and it turned out to be something benign but also obscure…at least to me. It was called a pyogenic granuloma, also known as a lobular capillary hemangioma. A pyogenic granuloma is a…