Category: Healthcare

Flu shot not covered at urgent care location

I’m irritated.  More than even my usual self.  I have always gone to my local outpatient immediate care center for flu shots and my insurance has always covered them.  Every year.  This year my insurance carrier...

Vaccines and Joint Pain

I am very much a pro-vaccination person but I sometimes think that in my situation, there are more risks than the typical person. The main reason I think I have additional risks is because I seem...

How Long for Pillcam to Pass?

You can read about my adventures in arriving at my diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, which was ultimately made with the use of the Pillcam sb3 camera pill. Information from the company that makes the Pillcam cites...

Hand Numbness – Causes and Evaluation

So numbness in the hands is one of the vaguest symptoms you can have, and it can have a multitude of causes from anxiety to paraneoplastic syndromes (a side effect of certain cancers).  I of course assumed it...

Jim Breuer says cancer loves sugar

As a doctor, I got very uncomfortable with today’s Howard Stern interview with Jim Breuer.  I think Jim seems like a very likeable, talented, and smart guy. On the May 30 episode, he talked about his wife...