Articles written by me on Self-care and Palliative Medicine
On Self-Care & Palliative Medicine

Know your medicines

The King of Diseases

Gout has been a defined medical illness since the days of Hippocrates in the 5th century B.C. It’s known as “the disease of kings and the king of diseases.” Triggered by an excess of uric acid in the body, the initial symptoms result from the formation of

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Up Your Nose

I feel compelled to write this brief Insight because of its relevance to so many people, especially this time of year. Nasal sprays are used at least sporadically by most of our adult population. Whether we are trying to open a congested nose to sleep at night

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An ACE-I in the Hole

Sometimes in the course of medical progress, we find new uses for old drugs. A five year trial named HOPE (Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation) enrolled 9297 men and women over the age of 55 to see if a class of drugs called ACE Inhibitors might decrease incidence

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One Pill, Two Pill, Red Pill, Blue Pill…

It never ceases to amaze me how educated, relatively conscientious adults do not know the names of their medications. Some of these medications have been taken for years. These tablets and capsules have been carried across state lines and often, even into other countries. And yet, through

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My Philosophy

(Latin: doceō, I teach) I learned in medical school that the word, doctor, comes from the Latin word for teacher. I hold that thought closely... read more

Hinesights on Health

These are articles I wrote while in private practice in the early 2000’s. These many years later, I still have folks who ask for links, so I’ve kept them active... read more