Family Medical History Has New Meaning

  Several days ago, one of my loyal patients requested to be seen, urgently, because she was upset that family members would not reveal the cause...

Stress Is Deadly

  The medical literature has documented a plethora of information regarding deadly stress affecting our bodies.  Many of my patients are telling...

The Face of Heart Disease is Changing

  Perhaps, you have noticed that millennials are getting as sick as those in the baby boomer population. Not every millennial can say they do not...

Survival in the Rural Community

  South Carolina is a rural state and many of the residents live in rural communities. It is well documented that they have health disparities that...

Feeling Bad May Deserve ER Attention

  It is no longer appropriate for patients to call the answering service to request the physician to call in a prescription without the physician...

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Facing the End of Life

Facing the End of Life

  A reality not discussed by physicians and pastors is how to help people facing and dealing with end of life issues. You may not be aware, but physicians and pastors are not trained to talk with patients as they face death. I gained some insight into this issue...

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Come On Man, You Still Smoking

Come On Man, You Still Smoking

  Several days ago, I discovered one of my patients has continued to smoke in spite of information from me regarding the pitfalls. He came to the office after smoking several cigarettes which caused an elevated blood pressure and required a return visit the next...

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Prostate Cancer Also Occurs in White Men

Prostate Cancer Also Occurs in White Men

  Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of men about prostate cancer. I was told, prior to the lecture, my audience would be primarily black men, but to my surprise, it was comprised of white men. As the lecture proceeded, a white gentleman asked...

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Walking For Life

Walking For Life

  I should not have to convince you that walking is good medicine for maintaining good health and improving longevity. Your doctor can observe how you walk, the speed of movement, the way you move, and determine your overall health. Dementia is a major concern...

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Growing Old Can Cause Depression

Growing Old Can Cause Depression

  Perhaps, you have never given much thought to this clinical challenge, but getting older can be a major cause of depression for some people. I am witnessing this type of depression frequently. You should be aware of life changes that occurred in your parents...

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The D (Death) Word

The D (Death) Word

  Several weeks ago, a friend asked me to talk with a friend of hers about dying. I have received some strange requests, but none comparable to this request. The person was not my patient and even though I am skilled at dealing with this type situation, it is not...

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