December 30, 2017: Influenza is now Widespread in Tompkins County

December 30, 2017 Influenza is now widespread in Tompkins County. This year’s  predominant strain, Influenza A (H3N2), is particularly virulent and can make people very sick, especially those who are under 5 years old, over 65, or have chronic medical conditions.  You may have heard that this year’s flu vaccine is not that effective. However, […]

Happy Fall!

It hasn’t been as easy as I anticipated- writing blogs that is.  I hope to be more on top of this in coming months, writing about a topic every month or two.  If there is a particular medical question you would like me to write about, please let me know!

Finally- my 2nd blog: Be kind to your kidneys!

Did you know that one out of five older adults (estimates range from 10 to 40%) has chronic kidney disease?  And that diabetes and high blood pressure are two major risk factors for kidney disease? Your kidneys (and how to keep them healthy) is not a very sexy subject (as opposed to menopause or osteoporosis, […]