Healthy Living Articles

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Management of Moderate Persistent Asthma in a 15-Year-Old Boy

Jun 3, 2024

Author’s note: ‘Jared’ is an actual patient; however, the details of his history have been altered to preserve his privacy. Nevertheless, Jared’s successful asthma management is a true story repeated several times in my practice.Key TakeawaysMontelukast helps with asthma controlSix months of Montelukast use results in a...

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How Does Wegovy Work

May 27, 2024

Wegovy ® (semaglutide), a clinically approved pharmaceutical agent for weight management, operates through a fascinating biochemical pathway involving GLP-1 receptor agonism. Its active ingredient, semaglutide, mimics the incretin hormones, which play a pivotal role in regulating insulin secretion in response to meals. By enhancing this natural...

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The truth about breast cancer screening

May 23, 2024

Author’s Note: This article should not be construed as medical advice.Decisions regarding medical screening tests should always be made in conjunction with a licensed medical professional.The key to health is disease prevention. Thanks to the remarkable progress in modern medicine, we have seen a significant increase in human lifespan and the...

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The Wegovy Diet Plan

May 22, 2024

The advent of the Wegovy® Diet Plan represents a pivotal moment in the advancement of weight management techniques, blending the use of Wegovy with a meticulously crafted nutritional regimen. This plan not only highlights the crucial role of a well-rounded diet but also harmonizes with cutting-edge pharmacological strategies aimed at...

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Ozempic or Wegovy for Weight Loss? Doctors Urge Caution

May 22, 2024

The recent surge in the popularity of Ozempic® (semaglutide) and Wegovy® (semaglutide) injection as weight loss solutions has captured public attention, but medical professionals caution against their uninformed use. These medications, primarily designed for managing diabetes, have shown promising results in weight reduction, which may lead...

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Artificial Intelligence and Other Moral Panics

May 17, 2024

Key TakeawaysAI in healthcare enhances diagnostic accuracy and efficiencyAL alleviates the burden on healthcare professionalsAI makes quality diagnostics accessible in resource-limited settingsMitigating ethical bias concerns through proper oversight and collaboration is crucialAs we approach the fortieth anniversary of the release of James...

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A 35 Year Old Woman with Migraines Treated with Sumatriptan

May 14, 2024

Key TakeawaysSumatriptan effectively relieves migraine pain when used early.Fast-disintegrating sumatriptan formulations may speed up pain relief onset.Sumatriptan is recommended by the American Migraine Foundation.Research aims to improve sumatriptan's effectiveness and safety.Author’s Note: Janet is a real woman with migraine headaches...

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Treatment of Exercise Induced Asthma with Inhaled Beclomethasone

May 10, 2024

Key TakeawaysPrompt symptom recognition is crucial for effective management of exercise-induced asthma.Tailored treatment plans, including medications and non-pharmacological strategies, enhance symptom control.Open communication with healthcare providers empowers individuals in managing exercise-induced asthma.Understanding risk factors and...

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Where to find reliable medical information on the internet

May 8, 2024

‘It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that ain’t so’. – Mark Twain.When I was growing up, decades before the internet, all the kids on our block told one another that chewing gum should not be swallowed. If you did, it would stay in your stomach for seven...

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