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Philip Saikin, M.D.


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Lung Cancer Screening Important for Smokers and Ex-Smokers

Posted by Philip Saikin, M.D. on Nov 15, 2017 8:03:00 AM

If you’re a longtime smoker between ages 55 and 80 who’s been smoking a pack a day for 30 years or the equivalent (for example, three packs a day for 10 years or two packs a day for 20 years), then you’re in a group who should be getting screened for lung cancer, according to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations. The same goes for ex-smokers who quit within the last 15 years. The reason for screening is simple: When lung cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, it’s more likely to be curable.  

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Topics: lung cancer screening, lung cancer

Shingles Lurks, Then Hits Without Warning

Posted by Philip Saikin, M.D. on Jan 14, 2017 8:48:00 AM

If you’ve ever talked to anyone who had shingles, you’ve probably heard it’s not a pleasant disease. In fact, it can be downright miserable. While it’s not life-threatening, shingles can be painful and energy-draining. Worse yet, the condition typically comes on unexpectedly. Here’s what you need to know about shingles to help prepare for, or in some cases, prevent an outbreak. 

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Topics: shingles, shingles vaccine, varicella-zoster virus, rash

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