Monthly Archives: February 2014


Dirty Stethoscopes Bad for Patient Health


By David Mittleman Doctors Should Disinfect Their Stethoscope After Every Patient Before the doctor sticks his stethoscope to your chest and asks you to “breathe deep” you might want to ask him if he disinfected it first. A new study conducted by the University of Geneva found that stethoscopes pick up a plethora of bacteria [...]

FDA Approves Prescription Painkiller Ten Times More Potent Than OxyContin


By David Mittleman FDA Approval of New Painkiller Causes Uproar A coalition of 40 healthcare, consumers and addiction treatment groups are crying out over the FDA's approval of a potent new painkiller known as Zohydro. Zohydro, like many other prescription painkillers, contains hydrocodone and can become extremely addictive. The FDA approved the drug last year, [...]

Canadian Men’s Freestyle Ski Winner Dedicates Gold Medal to Brother With Cerebral Palsy


By David Mittleman Bilodeau embraces his brother/Image courtesy of Canadian Skier Dedicates Gold Medal to Brother With Cerebral Palsy As the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics come to a close, Canadian skier Alex Bilodeau took the opportunity to dedicate his gold medal to his brother, Frederic, who suffers from cerebral palsy. Alex had a “perfect [...]

Night Eating Disorder: A Serious Psychological and Physical Health Problem


By David Mittleman Not to Be Forgotten During Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Night Eating Disorder Yesterday I wrote about the beginning of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which begins today, and is spearheaded by the National Association for Eating Disorders. One eating disorder recently in the news is night eating disorder. Night eating disorder is [...]

National Eating Disorders Week Begins Tomorrow


By David Mittleman National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Starts Tomorrow Tomorrow, February 23, marks the start of National Eating Disorder Awareness week. Eating disorders afflict an estimated 23 million individuals, both male and female, in the U.S. This week, The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) hopes to bring awareness to the complex and serious problem [...]

Comedian Injured By Subway Train While Walking and Texting


By David Mittleman Liza Dye in the Hospital/Photo Credits @LizaDye via Twitter Comedian Injured by Train While Texting and Walking A 25-year-old comedian has a seriously injured leg after she was struck by a train while texting and walking. Liza Dye is currently recovering at Bellevue Hospital in NYC after she accidentally slipped and fell [...]