Month: August 2012

A topical ointment or gel is always more appealing than a pill for musculoskeletal pain. You can target the area, and you don’t have to deal with as many side effects. With the recent shortage of Voltaren gel, the widely-used prescription topical anti-inflammatory, this study comes at the perfect time. The homeopathic ointment Traumeel out-performed Voltaren gel on… Read More

When your friend or family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease your second thought, after the despair sets in, will be to wonder what treatment options are available. The answer is that while there are options available for treatment, they just don’t work very well. Here is what we know: Aricept (donepezil) has been around… Read More

In my primary care practice, many of my female patients worry about taking over the counter medications when they are trying to conceive, afraid they may take something bad before knowing they are pregnant. So it is important to know: what over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can you take while you are pregnant, or trying to get… Read More

Allergy and asthma sufferers will get relief of their symptoms and from the huge cost! This month the FDA approved 10 generic versions of Singulair (montelukast) which will soon be available to you. This is a huge deal for people suffering from both asthma and allergies as this medication kills two birds with one stone…. Read More

Whether you are travelling to Peru, Tanzania, Indonesia or Puerto Vallarta, among other exotic locations you will likely visit your doctor or travel clinic to see what you need before your trip. In addition to the necessary vaccines (which you can find on the CDC Travelers’ Health website http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm) here are some things you should… Read More