Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Doctor-Patient Relationship

In all cases, physicians and patients owe each other certain basic obligations. Here is our list for a better relationship. Continue reading

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Umbilical Cord Blood – Should You Pay to Save It?

Blood from your baby’s umbilical cord, when properly collected and preserved immediately after delivery, contains viable stem cells that can later transform into a variety of different cell types. But it’s not a panacea. Continue reading

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Cinnamon – it’s not just about the cookies anymore

As a spice, powdered cinnamon serves as a tasteful complement to many of our favorite treats, but swallowed dry by the spoonful, it often causes gagging, vomiting, coughing, choking, and throat irritation that can require medical treatment. Beware: the “cinnamon challenge” is a new and dangerous game among some youth. Continue reading

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