Doc Talk Blogs

Is Your Child Gripped by Virtual Violence?

Violence on the screen, be it television, computer or cell phone, has become increasingly commonplace in our culture. Although we have rating systems in place to help parents decide what is OK and...Read more

Let’s Talk about ‘the Birds and the Bees’

For a lot of parents, the prospect of talking to their children about sex is among the most dreaded conversations. Plus, the timing of this conversation and what to say can be tricky.  When it...Read more

Gross! Lice!

Every day, millions of parents across the United States wake their children up, get them dressed and send them out the door to school with their lunches. And every day, about 30,000 kids come home in...Read more

Beware of Lead Poisoning and its Serious Health Risks

Lead is extremely poisonous and can be hazardous when ingested or inhaled. There is no “safe” level of lead exposure. The smallest amounts can cause severe health problems; at very high levels, it...Read more

Go to Your Room, Parents – Time Away Will Help You in the Long Run

If you’re a parent, I don’t need to tell you that having kids can be a stressful 24-hour-a-day job. From the day that they’re born until as far into the future as you can imagine, parents often feel...Read more

FluMist Is Out this Year – How to Prepare Your Kids for a Shot

Flu season is almost here and everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated. You might have heard by now that Kelsey-Seybold has no FluMist nasal spray vaccine this year. It was found to be...Read more

The Road to Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Relief Starts with Conservative Therapy

Cubital tunnel syndrome, or ulnar neuropathy, is a condition commonly caused by abnormal pressure on the ulnar nerve near the “funny bone” in the elbow, which could originate from a number of our...Read more

When to See Your Dermatologist about Pruritus

Pruritus might be a funny sounding word, but those diagnosed with it might not feel the humor. Pronounced pru-ri-tus, it refers to severe itching of the skin. Pruritus can affect anyone for different...Read more

CoolSculpting Puts a Freeze on Stubborn Fat

We exercise, maintain a healthy diet and try to stay active in our day-to-day lives and it still doesn’t seem to be enough to remove stubborn fat deposits in some areas of our bodies. This is a...Read more

Wrinkles, Sun-Damaged Skin Disappear Under Fraxel Laser Treatments

Would you like to rejuvenate your complexion in a subtle way that looks natural? Perhaps you'd like to smooth out fine wrinkles, tighten loose skin, fade away brown sun spots or improve uneven skin...Read more

Breast Reconstruction Part 2: Important Post-Surgery Reminders

If you’ve just recovered from a lumpectomy or mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery, both your body and mind have been through a lot. While your doctor will give you detailed instructions on...Read more

It’s Never Too Late for Breast Reconstruction

From the very instant they get a breast cancer diagnosis, many patients feel that their lives are a whirlwind. There are appointments to be made, treatment to research, medicines to take and doctors...Read more

Don’t Cry About Dry Eyes

If you have itchy, burning, aching eyes, you might be suffering from dry eye syndrome – a very common ailment that causes eye irritation due to a lack of moisture in the eye. Are you feeling other...Read more

When Is it Time to Take the Keys Away from Older Drivers?

Aging parents and relatives may insist they’re still fit to drive – “I can handle it, I do it all the time,” they say – because they like their independence and mobility. Older people can certainly...Read more

5 Types of Breast Biopsies

In rare cases when a mammogram, breast ultrasound or MRI can’t quite rule out breast cancer, a breast biopsy may be necessary. In a biopsy, cells or tissue from a concerning area in the breast are...Read more

What Bleeding During Pregnancy Means

As an obstetrician, one of the biggest concerns voiced by patients is worry over bleeding during pregnancy. Whether or not there’s good reason to be anxious depends on the cause of bleeding. ...Read more

Exhausted and Weak? Anemia Might Be the Reason!

Despite regularly exercising, eating well, sleeping and practicing mindfulness, some people may still experience exhaustion and weakness. If that’s your case, you may not be getting enough oxygen....Read more

The Stone-Cold Facts About Kidney Stones

Chances are, you’ve either had kidney stones or known someone who has – they’re a fairly common ailment. But like so many illnesses, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding kidney...Read more