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Archive: July, 2012

I sweat sometimes during or after I eat a meal. Do I need to go see a doctor? Could this be something serious?

Friday, July 6, 2012, 1:29 PM
I sweat sometimes during or after I eat a meal. Do I need to go see a doctor? Could this be something serious? Scott Myers, M.D., is an associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology & hepatology at Drexel University College of Medicine. In general, sweating may be a response... Read more

How the Supreme Court's health care decision affects pharma

Thursday, July 5, 2012, 10:49 AM
by Daniel R. Hoffman, Ph.D. The Supreme Court's decision last week to let the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stand will not appreciably affect the escalation of costs or the other fundamental dynamics of health care. While the decision clearly provides fodder for politicians and other blowhards, its effect... Read more

Tip for insulin-dependent diabetics with poor vision

Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 10:27 AM
by Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph. If a diabetic patient has poor vision, as many elderly who suffer with the disease do, and they also require insulin injections, knowing when a vial is about to be empty is crucial. This hit home with us a few weeks ago when we heard about a homebound woman who was unable... Read more

I've wet my bed a couple of times in the past few weeks. What could be going on?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 4:31 PM
Babak Vakili, M.D., FACOG, is medical director, Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery at Christiana Care Health System Bedwetting – also referred to by its medical term ‘nocturnal enuresis’ – has a variety of causes. Those include the overuse of sleeping pills and other... Read more
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