Clinical Life

  • January 16, 2017
  • Clinical Life
One Phrase Can Change a Life

A few years ago, I flew to Saudi Arabia to teach healthcare professionals about COPD. The man beside me kept looking at my computer as I worked on my slides. Finally, he asked, “What are you doing?” “I’m going to Jeddah to teach about a lung disease, called Emphysema or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease),” … Read more

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  • December 28, 2016
  • Clinical Life
Here’s One Simple Phrase: The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Health Is…

For non-smoking friends or family of smokers Want to lower the resistance you often get when telling your loved ones to stop smoking? Instead, try these three questions in a non-threatening and non-judgmental voice: • When is the last time you tried to quit smoking? • What are things that I currently do or say … Read more

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  • December 26, 2016
  • Clinical Life
Pop Quiz

Which of these do not exist? A. Anorexic Sumo wrestler B. Unicorn C. “Smoker’s Cough” D. Prince Charming E. All of the above Answer: E. Yes, all of the above. “Smoker’s cough” simply doesn’t exist. For Patients | Consult Your Doctor for Reason Behind the Cough • If your cough lasts for more than two … Read more

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