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Mrs. C, 34, works as a clerk in a duplicating shop. When she consulted me about night wheezing and shortness of breath, the first question I asked was whether she had experienced the wheezing and chronic coughing at work. It is known that fumes from copy machines can cause such allergic reactions, as well as throat irritation.
I am sure that the pharmacist J.C. Pemberton of Atlanta did not envision the dangers and addictive properties of cocaine when he first introduced it to the American public in a drink made from coca leaves.
When I was a kid going to public school, it was inevitable that the toughest hyper-maniac in the class always wanted to pick someone out to beat up at 3 p.m.
Of all the pictures I have viewed by the great and near-great painters, I have never seen one painting that shows God or Jesus with a smile or even laughing.
Basically, the body eliminates foreign material by coughing. Now, the cough may be caused by dust, mold, vapors from spray cans, dusting powders, perfumes or a host of other irritants that might be in the air. However, there is one cough that is caused by a condition that is often overlooked.
This column is dedicated to Mittens, my family’s beloved and deceased cat.
Here is the list of the most healthy foods from A to (not quite) Z:
Early in my childhood, I can still remember a tiny, beautiful little flower that would bloom in the early spring, showing itself off with light green leaves and a cluster of small, blue, pink or white flowers.
While training at Kings County Hospital in internal medicine, I often had to admit patients with pneumonia.
As a physician, I took care of many bodies that were traveling wrong, and believe me, they had a lot of trouble with their arteries and veins because of lack of exercise and poor nutrition.