Tuesday, December 31, 2013


I can't think of a better blog post for the end of a year than this one. Most interested in their health won't be too surprised, but the slide show is worth a look. LIVING LONGER

Review of: For the Love of God

Just encase you haven't had the chance to read your recent International Journal of Cultic Studies, it contains a review of my novel, For the Love of God by Daniel Shaw, LCSW. It's two pages, but the review captures the essence of the novel from a pro in the field. Rita Swan from C.H.I.L.D. (Children's Healthcare is a Legal Duty) sent me the review. I'm promoting the novel for the usual reasons, but more so as a cause. How many children must suffer and die before we eliminate these practices? REVIEW: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Shingles: No joking matter

In all my years practicing medicine, Herpes Zoster or Shingles may be the most disturbing and dramatic disease I've seen. The disease comes on quickly and can be extremely painful both during the outbreak and afterward. The one outbreak I remember most was in a woman with an outbreak that involved the trigeminal nerve that supplies the face. Two factors you should consider: 1. The disease is largely preventable by vaccination (recommended for those over age 60), and 2. treatment with an antiviral agent (as early as possible) can control the outbreak and reduce the likelihood of complications. I took the vaccine and so did my wife. Talk with your doctor about Zostavax. HERPES ZOSTER (SHINGLES)

Friday, December 27, 2013

A Five Star Review of my novel, Trapped.

TRAPPED-LOCKED IN SYNDROME, December 27, 2013 By gayle pace "May A Rainbow Shine Down On You!" This review is from: Trapped (Brier Hospital Series) (Paperback) REVIEW This is a fantastic medical thriller. The author made this story real. You feel that you are totally in the character's world. The characters go through a lot of real life experiences. The author is an M.D. so I'm sure he had a lot of real life experiences to draw on. The characters have the same emotions and feeling we have. Fear, Secrets, Flaws Hopes and Desires. Just because they help to save lives doesn't mean that they are beyond bad things happening to them. Dr. Michael Cooper, director of the NICU meets a nurse Lisa Cooke, who works in the neonatal until also. They drew a spark at once, this wasn't a good spark though. Lisa learns to see Mike for himself and not the one he reminds her of. It definitely wasnt' love at first sight. They do find love. Even working together day by day under very stressful circumstances, the passion is so intense. Their road to romance is far from smooth. It's full of ruts. Mike was in a terrible accident, fighting for his life while Lisa fights to save her unborn baby.Mike has what is called "locked up syndrome". Michael is in a tomb in his own body, trapped, and not sure he wants to live. The author gives the reader a close up look at what medical and hospital life is all about. Then they go home and have different problems to face there. Lisa and Mike lean on each other during the bad things that are happening to them. They learn to trust each other unconditionally. Then there are the two mothers not at all helping matters.The love story is a down to earth love between two everyday people, not all filled with glitz and glimmer. The author has done a talented job of putting medical information into the fictional book. The author had me hooked from page one. I couldn't put the book down. It was so captivating. Dr. Gold knew his facts and put them down into fiction. Sometimes a hard feat to master and yet make it seem real instead of fiction. I can't wait to red book 2. If it's anything like this one, then there's another good book from this author. If you like medical suspense with a little clean romance then please don't hesitate to pick up this book. You won't be sorry unless you miss out. This will go on my shelf as one of my TBR again. A Keeper. I would give this book 5 LOCKS I was given a complimentary copy of TRAPPED from the author , Lawrence W. Gold, M.D. for my personal opinion. No other compensation was given.

Weight Loss couldn't be this easy, or could it?

A promising new approach to weight loss, but likely years away. Unanticipated results tend to find the way in new therapies. WEIGHT LOSS SPRAY

Monday, December 23, 2013

News on the Tomato

If you like tomatoes, here's some good news. The Tomato

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

High Blood Pressure Simplified

The recommendations of the Joint National Committee on hypertension are finally in. They've made it as simple as possible: In patients 60 years or over, start treatment in blood pressures >150 mm Hg systolic or >90 mm Hg diastolic and treat to under those thresholds. In patients <60 years, treatment initiation and goals should be 140/90 mm Hg, the same threshold used in patients >18 years with either chronic kidney disease (CKD) or diabetes. Recommendations are easy. Sometimes treatment isn't for who wants to take a pill when they feel well? It's an act of faith, supported by data, that treatment is safe, effective, and improves quality and length of life.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Anyone familiar with my novel, The Sixth Sense will recognize my interest in the olfactory system, the oldest part of the human brain. This abstract suggest the possibility of altering olfactory receptors. Perhaps they can make Alpo taste like filet Mignon. Some elements of the brave new world, may be best avoided. NOSE NEWS

Thursday, December 12, 2013

From Medscape: Biggest Medical News of the Year

It's a bit technical, but if you're ambitious there's much to learn. MEDICAL NEWS OF 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Medical App

I took a look at this free app. The information and the resources are excellent. Be careful not to draw conclusions or act on any advice without contacting your physician. Compared to the misleading, confusing, and wrong information on the Internet, this is a useful app. Larry HEALTH TAP

Saturday, December 7, 2013


This slide show/quiz was too easy for most, I think, but the subject is too important to ignore. Esp. relevant is how few people seek treatment. DEPRESSION

Friday, December 6, 2013

Advanced Directives

The choices about healthcare should be yours. Without advanced directives, others will make the decisions. ADVANCED DIRECTIVE FOR HEALTHCARE

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


You can't be a part of the culture in the USA without hearing the devastating statistics on diabetes. There are 32,000,000 diabetics in the USA at an annual cost of $299 billion. As a nephrologist (kidney specialist)I cared for many patients on dialysis due to diabetes and saw the consequences of that disease. TYPE II DIABETES

Monday, December 2, 2013

Review of The Plague Within