Health insurance caps leave patients stranded

Is health insurance keeping up with inflation?  As stated, the one million dollar capped policy of the 70’s might be more like 10 million today.  More consumers are buying these policies, why, because they are what’s affordable, that is if they can still afford health...

Are Stretch Marks Haunting You?

“Striae Gravidarum” or Stretch Marks are nothing but areas of the skin that have been stretched out. It usually happens due to unusual weight gain or weight loss and depending upon the skin’s elasticity, it may leave a mark on the skin. Usually stretch marks are seen...

Sex, Menopause & Red Lace Bras

You’ve all seen the commercial, I know: He’s a 50-something in the wet suit with surf board; she’s a 40 -something in a bathing suit by his side; their slogan ” Never trust anyone over 90″. It’s a commerical for hair dye. But no...

The Uses of Empathy: A Medical Student’s Perspective

“Empathy is the feeling that ‘I might be you’ or ‘I am you,’ but it is more than just an intellectual identification… empathy brings emotion.”[1] While experienced health care practitioners may agree on a general definition of “empathy” and perhaps even recognize its...

Burn Baby Burn

In my last post, I mentioned that menopause has been linked to altered sensitivity in the roof of the mouth and a decreased ability to detect sweet taste. Interestingly, I heard from a friend that she recently started experiencing a burning sensation in her mouth and...