The opposition to Obama was reflexive and occurred even before he took office. You don’t believe me, watch this YouTube video where Newt Gingrich admitted that he and other Republican leaders gathered together on the eve of the new President’s inauguration and agreed that their overarching strategy would be to oppose everything Obama tried to… Continue reading Will There be Less Gridlock for the Next President?
I treat patients with pain every day. Sometimes the pain is due to a recent injury and sometimes the pain is long standing. The treatment of pain is challenging, since symptoms are based on a patient’s own perceptions. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s, physicians were encouraged to treat pain aggressively. Unfortunately our eagerness… Continue reading A Physician’s Perspective on the Opioid Epidemic
If you missed Michelle Obama’s speech yesterday, please make sure you read the transcript or watch the video. Unlike what we heard at the Republican convention, she gave the speech we would expect from a great leader and one we all needed. Mrs. Obama reminded us that she told us her husband was going… Continue reading Thank You Michelle Obama
Well he did it. Donald J. Trump survived his convention, and no coup occurred in Cleveland from the Never Trump Camp. The Republican Party delegates seem to have coalesced around him, and he continues to be fairly close to Secretary Clinton in most of the key swing state and national polls. Most who watched Trump’s… Continue reading Will We Survive Mr. Trump?
During the winter and after the winds have kicked up here in Las Vegas, I typically get a steady of stream of patients interested in antibiotics for their sinus infection or bronchitis. Typically these patients have had 1-3 days of runny nose and are coughing up green or yellowish phlegm and may have some… Continue reading Believe your Doctor if they say you Do Not Need Antibiotics for that Infection.
Felony Disenfranchisement was in the news recently due to a pending Virginia Supreme Court case regarding Governor Terry McAuliffe’s clemency of over 200,000 former felons in Virginia. Essentially in Virginia, like in many several other states, citizens convicted of felonies can be permanently deprived of their right to vote. With regard to voting rights, there… Continue reading States Can Take Away Your Voting Rights Easily
This week we all read, heard and saw in the news the happenings in Turkey. An attempted military takeover of the government, termed a “Military Coup,” began July 15th and was ultimately unsuccessful. There are many reasons for you to care about these events. Turkey is and has been a very important country due to… Continue reading Turkey Coup
I had a very interesting conversation with a patient last week. As is often the case when I see patients, we get to talk about whatever is happening in their lives. Somehow our conversation ventured into politics. My patient recounted how excited she was to vote for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, however she added she… Continue reading “Women Should Not Lead Countries”
This week, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) came out with a new recommendation that women 18 years and older no longer require routine screening pelvic examinations. So if you have no pelvic or vaginal symptoms and you are not at increased risk of gynecological problems, then you do not have to… Continue reading Women No Longer Require Routine Screening Pelvic Examinations.
As a black male, I have had many interactions with Police Officers. Almost all of them have been positive. I am surprised how often, even when I am speeding, I am able to get away with a warning. I have also had the rare episode where I know I was stopped for no reason whatsoever. Potentially because I was… Continue reading Black lives matter and Blue lives matter because ALL lives matter