Ask the Expert – Coronavirus What is Coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause respiratory illness in people, and others circulate among animals such as camels, cats, and bats. There are seven different coronaviruses th
According to the American Heart Association, “Every minute in the United States, someone’s wife, mother, daughter or sister dies from heart disease, stroke or another form of cardiovascular disease (CVD). More than one in three women is living with C
In my practice I diagnose at least 4-5 women with cervical cancer every year. This year in the United States, over 13,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV is quite common, in fact,
Energy Drinks – Common Questions and Information Myth: Energy drinks are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) so they must be safe. The makers of energy drinks market them as dietary supplements, allowing them to side step the U.S
The stigma attached to people with addictions is often harmful or false and it interferes with efforts to find relief from the very real damage that addictions cause to individuals, their families, and their communities. No one is immune as addiction
Influenza, the flu, is one of 25 diseases that can be prevented by a vaccine. Too many people died from influenza last year in Washington State, a total of 241. That number includes two children. It is too late to help them but do you...
The Behavioral Health Program at West End Outreach (WEOS) is currently taking on clients in its Substance Use Disorder treatment program. Treatment at WEOS is designed to help people address the underlying causes that might contribute to the abuse o
What if you are sick and you tell the doctor you have an allergy to penicillin? Very often, a type of penicillin is the “Drug of Choice” which is the best antibiotic for that infection. Yes, there are usually alternatives to penicillins but only 1..
If someone’s having a heart attack or a stroke, we know time is critical for treatment. Response to sepsis is just as emergent. For sepsis, it is critical to give the required antibiotics within one hour, 30 minutes for some infections. Sepsis
It was frightening for many and heartbreaking for others when the measles outbreak reached 85 people in Washington state and killed one person in the United States. An even greater tragedy for our state is the 241 deaths from influenza during the 201
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The Asthma and Alergy Foundation of America stated And numbers from The American Lung Association showed that According to the American Lung Association Other Asthma Triggers: What can
As many as 11 million Americans may have heart valve disease, (HVD), according to the Alliance for Aging Research. HVD is a potentially disabling and deadly disease, yet 3 out of 4 Americans know little to nothing about the disease. In an article pub
When you break your foot, you see a doctor or surgeon. If you feel sick, you let your coworkers know and you get medicine. It is common practice to share concerns about physical health with your friends and family. However, when dealing with a mental
January is cervical health month. Why is this important? Each year around 12,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,000 will die from it. Cervical cancer is ranked 14th in regards to cancers that kill women. It used to be much higher
The top 10 most common New Year’s Eve resolutions are (according to Google): While each of these resolutions are important to living a fuller and happier life, number 7, to quit smoking, may be the most life transforming. We all know cigarette smokin
Children are limitlessly creative. Which, I’m sure, is one of the reasons washer warnings now read, “High Spin Speeds: Do not put any person in this washer.” The reasoning skills of little humans are not fully developed and they are not good judges o