Tag Archives: Malcolm Thaler

The 411 on Migraines: What Is a Migraine?

It begins as a throbbing pain on one side of your head. Light and sounds become unbearable, then your vision starts to blur. Most people suffer from some kind of headache at least occasionally, but migraines can be a crippling ailment that are often… read more >

May 2013: Month in Review

If there’s an official season for salads, it’s summer, and it’s right around the corner. We’ve got you covered with our nutritionist-approved Asparagus and New Potato Salad with Bacon. Sworn off swine? Then check out our veg-friendly salads below. Red meat made news recently… read more >

April 2013: Month in Review

Calling all kale fans! We featured two kale salad recipes this month; which was your favorite? Steamy night? Wondering whether you should get tested? One Medical’s Kristen Foskett, RN, covers the basics of STD screening, including how long you’ll have to wait for accurate… read more >

Are Physicals A Waste of Time?

Every week several patients sit down in my office and offer some remorseful variant of “I’m sorry I haven’t been in for a while; I’m way overdue for my annual physical.” I assure each patient that he or she hasn’t committed any crime, nor… read more >

Do I Need Antiviral Drugs If I Have the Flu?

Just as antibiotics fight bacterial infections, so do antiviral drugs fight viral infections. Bacteria and viruses are very different organisms, and drugs that treat one do not treat the other. Two antiviral drugs, oseltamivir (Tamiflu), a pill taken by mouth, and zanamivir (Relenza), an… read more >

Do I Need Antibiotics for a Persistent Cough?

There are many reasons why a cough can persist for days and even weeks. Some coughs are caused by infectious diseases and some by noninfectious processes, such as gastroesophageal reflux (i.e., heartburn), asthma, or postnasal drip. However, acute bronchitis is by far the most… read more >

Flu Season Arrives Early

It probably won’t come as a surprise, but the flu has arrived, and sooner than usual–typically, it’s rare to see many cases before the holidays. Texas and other southern states have reported the most cases so far, but the flu is spreading rapidly throughout… read more >