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150922XanaxBenzodiazepines are medications commonly prescribed for anxiety disorders and insomnia.   

Benzodiazepines have names, such as Alprazolam (Xanax®), Diazepam (Valium®), and Lorazepam (Ativan®), and have different timing of their action, often classified as short- or long-acting.  


150908EpiPen1Over the years, I’ve found that patients have a lot of important questions about epinephrine. Here are some answers.

What is epinephrine?


150806PeanutAllergyThink back to elementary school—do you remember there being a peanut-free table? I don’t. In fact, I don’t remember knowing any kids with food allergies.

Peanut allergy has doubled the past 10 years and is the leading cause of allergic reactions and death due to food allergy (Toit, 2015).


150811HeatOh, sunshine! There is nothing like a beautiful, sunny day to make us want to get out and enjoy all the benefits of dry weather. This summer’s hot weather got me thinking. When temperatures hit record highs, how do you stay cool?  

Driving home in my air-conditioned car, seeing die-hard athletes running, people walking with strollers, and parents playing with their kids at the park in the late afternoon sun, I wonder if people are aware of the dangers of overheating?  



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