Physicians in different specialties frequently participate in morbidity and mortality conferences. At these conferences, the medical records of patients are presented, diseases discussed, procedures reviewed, complications noted and medical and surgical outcomes evaluated.
COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) was first identified in the city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, China in December 2019. People over the age of 60 and those with significant medical conditions are more prone to have severe reactions. This virus is not slowing down!
You may think vaccinations are just for kids. Not so. Your need for vaccinations continues as you get older. For instance, you benefit by getting vaccinated against influenza annually during the fall or winter seasons. Moreover, you can benefit from newer vaccines which were not available when you were a youngster.
On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities announced the discovery of a new coronavirus that has subsequently infected thousands of people worldwide, but primarily in China. The strain of this novel (new) coronavirus, also referred to as (2019-nCov), has never been previously found in humans.
In the film, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” several people in the fictitious small town of Mira, California visit psychiatrist, Dr. Miles Bennell. They have similar complaints: the personality of their loved ones have been hijacked by some outside force changing them eventually into emotionless, robotic humans.
Have you ever heard that passing a kidney stone is more painful than giving birth or having a heart attack? That’s what Veronica told her family doctor after being asked about her medical history. She has given birth to birth to three children, suffered a heart attack and was treated for kidney stones.
Gout is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis causing attacks of severe pain and swelling in your joints. Ninety percent of the time it affects men over the age of 30 and when it affects women, it usually involves postmenopausal women.
Corticosteroids (steroids) are a group of anti-inflammatory systemic medications produced naturally in the body or manufactured synthetically outside the body. They relieve redness and itchiness, reduce swelling, used to treat people in shock and are used to counteract severe allergic reactions.
Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib or AF, often causes the heart to beat faster with an abnormal rhythm. It is the most common chronic, irregular heart rhythm in the U. S. It strikes more than two and half million people in America and the incidence of AFib rises with age. It’s most prevalent in people over the age of 65 affecting about nine per cent of this population; and there isn’t a predictable pattern to the irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia).
Have you ever run to catch a bus, worked on a strenuous job, played sports or run up a flight of steps? Whether you’re exercising, stressed-out or working hard, the heart needs to adjust to the added physical or emotional stress. It does so, in part, by beating much faster than normal to get more blood circulating around the body. The lungs also adjust by breathing faster than normal to get more oxygen to the heart.