Why did Trump’s doctor fail to disclose Trump was taking Propecia before the election?

The New York Times is reporting that Trump’s personal physician Dr. Bornstein has recently revealled that Trump is on the drug Propecia for hair loss. If you are a regular reader of my blog this will be of no surprise to you. In August 2016 when I took Bornstein’s letter apart after it has been given but […]

Raise cigarette taxes $2 a pack to pay for new lung cancer screening guidelines

The U.S. Preventative Services Task force has issued a new recommendation: annual CT scan screening for lung cancer for high-risk smokers between the ages of 55 and 80. Who is a high risk smoker? Anyone with a 30-pack year smoking history¬†(meaning a pack a day for 30 years or 2 packs a day for 15 […]

My urine culture is negative, can I still have a bladder infection?

In a word, yes. And this is a difficult concept for many doctors to get because we have long been taught that the gold standard is culture. Let’s back up a little. These are the symptoms of a bladder infection: needing to empty your bladder a lot (urinary frequency) when you gotta go, you gotta […]

The risks of CT scans: what an informed patient should know

More than 60 million CT scans are performed every year in the United States. A CT scan uses a computer to assemble multiple x-rays taken in rapid sequence to produce a far more detailed image than a conventional x-ray. CT scans are helpful in the diagnosis and management of many medical conditions. All tests have […]