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Get Your Flu Shot, Not the Flu

Monday, October 7, 2019
It seems like fall has just begun, but we’re already talking about the flu virus.
It is difficult to predict what type of flu will be prominent each year. Flu seasons are unpredictable for a variety of reasons: the timing, severity, and length of the season usually vary from one year to another. Flu season typically peaks between December and February, but physicians are already starting to see some of the first cases.

Psoriasis is More Than Skin Deep

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The dermatological medical community has known for a long time that psoriasis, a chronic, inflammatory condition of the skin, is extremely common and affects approximately 3 percent of the U.S. population. The classic presentation of psoriasis is thick, red, scaly plaques on the elbows and knees. Other common areas of involvement include the scalp, genitalia, palms and soles, buttocks and fingernails.

Lactational Abscesses Take Center Stage

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Breasts — what an amazing evolutionary modification of the lowly sweat gland! And yet, it seems that when our breasts are not actively trying to “take us out” with breast cancers, they are making us miserable with cysts, infections, masses and pain. At least that’s how it seems from my perspective, as a general surgeon with a focus on breast health!

Diagnosing Functional Dyspepsia

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Functional dyspepsia, also known as non-acid dyspepsia, is characterized by discomfort and pain involving the upper gastrointestinal tract. It is a common condition that is present in 15–20 percent of the population. Symptoms are often mistaken for acid reflux disease, but functional dyspepsia is a separate entity, though there can be overlap.