Stong pain medication is not necessary for treating children with minor pain conditions, according to recent research. The study found that ibuprofen was as effective as morphine ( a strong pain medication) for treating children after minor orthopedic surgery. This report is reassuring for the treating physicians who worry about the chance of overuse of […]
High-fat versus High-Carb Diets Traditional guidelines restricting fats, total fat, as well as saturated fats, are falling out of favor according to recently published reports. The study, reported on the website of The Lancet finds that higher consumption of total, saturated, monosaturated, and polyunsaturated fats were associated with lower risk for death from heart-related or […]
A recent study from the United Kingdom suggests that a once-daily use of Breo (combination of inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting bronchodilator) significantly improved asthma control. The addition of Breo is especially useful for those patients whose symptoms are not controlled by inhaled steroids alone. The study was reported in The Lancet.
Allergy symptoms due to pollen are not common in winter. However, cedar tree pollinates in Winter. Cedar pollen allergy can induce sneezing, wheezing, and triggering of an asthma attack. Cedar trees grow in abundance in the Southern United States is a predominant source of allergy in December.”The pollen appears copiously from late fall to late […]
Obesity Prevention in Children Five Practical Tips to Reduce Obesity in Children: 1. Avoid sugar containing drinks. 2. Reduce screen-time (TV, Games) to less than 2 hours per day. 3. Do not eat or drink while watching television 4. Make vegetable half of the quantity consumed at each meal. 5. Play outside with friends. […]
Chronic pain and narcotics have been a topic of serious discussion in recent months. People seek pain medications for many chronic pain conditions such as low back pain and arthritis. Physicians often find it very difficult to convince these patients to stay away from narcotics. There is clear evidence that narcotic pain medications do more […]
Peak Flow Meter is an old tool useful for optimal control of Asthma. Still, it not utilized as much as it should be. Peak flow meter provides us with a quick reading of the airflow, hence the state of airway function. At Manuel Allergy Center, most patients receive training on the use of Peak Flow […]