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 who...
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 a...
Wives Notice When Men Don’t

Wives Notice When Men Don’t

It is often a challenge when the physician receives two versions of the medical history of a patient’s illness. The male version, in my experience, is often not as accurate as the version of the significant other. Recently, one of my patients was experiencing an...
Tragedy Also Ends Up on My Doorstep

Tragedy Also Ends Up on My Doorstep

Self Care Diabetes Heart Cancer Sexual Health For Women For Men Our community has witnessed unspeakable tragedies that have devastated the surviving, broken-hearted family members and friends.  A few of my patients have been impacted by these tragedies.  It has taken...
Cancer and Suicide

Cancer and Suicide

Self Care Diabetes Heart Cancer Sexual Health For Women For Men We are now recognizing that everybody can’t handle bad health news.  New studies suggest a diagnosis of any kind of cancer is a certain signal for suicide in some patients. When patients lack poor...

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