A Surgical Emergency Exposes the Crisis of the Young and Uninsured – The Doctor Weighs In

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Some years ago, a few months after I had made the decision to leave academic medicine for the greener pastures of private practice anesthesia, I was called in one night to evaluate a young man in his early thirties with a presumptive diagnosis of appendicitis. He had classic symptoms1, was febrile, and had an elevated white...

The Unique Challenges of Secondary Infertility

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The Unique Challenges of Secondary Infertility Secondary infertility is the inability to get pregnant after a prior pregnancy. It affects approximately 3 million couples. The Doctor Weighs In Continue Reading to the Source

The Unique Challenges of Secondary Infertility

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You may be well-informed about a variety of healthcare topics but there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of “secondary infertility.” It’s the inability to establish a clinical pregnancy after a previous pregnancy whether or not there was a live birth. While it may not be a mainstream topic, secondary infertility affects nearly three million...

An Anesthesiologist Learns the ‘Facts’ about Epidurals in Childbirth Class

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"I imagined myself like Clark Kent, tossing aside my nerdy eyeglasses, and ripping off my striped oxford button-down shirt to reveal my true identity, my scrubs with the crimson “S” beneath.(Photo source: iStock) My wife Dana and I found out we were expecting our first child in the final months of my anesthesia residency in...

Allergic Contact Dermatitis Caused by Cosmetics; Causes and Treatments

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If you have an allergy to cosmetics, it is important to read labels carefully to avoid future contact with the allergen. (Graphic source: iStock) The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act, sec. 201(i)) defines cosmetics as “articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the...

Why Infertility Treatments Should Be Covered by Insurance

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Photo provided by ARC Fertility Health insurance coverage for infertility treatments varies widely. Some plans cover advanced assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Others only pay for basic evaluations. This article will explore why infertility treatments should be covered by insurance.  According to the WHO’s 2020 Infertility Fact Sheet, infertility affects millions of people of reproductive age worldwide....

How To Choose Your Best Yoga Mat

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Whether you're a newcomer or a long-time enthusiast, having the right yoga mat can make all the difference in your practice. Sometimes it is overwhelming to make the right choice with a large number of rugs available on the market. While the vast majority of yoga mats work very well for all styles of yoga,...

The Frustrations of Family Building During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made the already complicated process of assisted family building even harder. (Photo source: iStock) The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on couples who are already having difficulties with family building. These couples have legitimate concerns about receiving in vitro fertilization treatments during a public health crisis. These concerns include making...

The Experience of Women In Medicine During COVID-19

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(Photo source: iStock Women in medicine are at risk of physician burnout due to COVID-19 due to many different factors, including: The fear of catching the potentially lethal disease Worry about having their...

What Is It and Why Is It in My Cosmetics?

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Photo source: iStock Sensationalism is defined as the use of shocking language at the expense of accuracy to provoke interest. For example, the article I recently stumbled upon from an online...
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