Avoiding Avocado Hand Injury

Avoiding “Avocado Hand” Injury “Joy Behar and former “Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman recently found out that “avocado hand” can be the pits. Both sliced into their hands while trying to cut avocados with a knife. Both wound up in the hospital, felled by a kitchen accident that has become so common it has its own nickname.”…

Are You Ready For The Webb Telescope?

    Scheduled to launch in October 2018, the Webb telescope (named after NASA’s second director James Webb) is the next most exciting news for the future of space exploration. As good as the Hubble telescope has been, the Webb telescope will hopefully address some of the short comings of Hubble. Although its mass is…

Removal of Lipoma

Treatment of Lipoma with Liposuction A lipoma is an abnormal growth (tumor) of normal fat cells.  The lipoma can grow anywhere in the body and in some cases, patients have multiple (sometimes 20-30) lipomas. The lipoma presents as a soft, almost rubbery mass under the skin.  The gold standard, with the lowest risk of recurrence,…

THE CASE OF THE MISSING TENDON

Many of my readers and/or patients probably don’t know this, but I still do take emergency room call.  Why?  I have asked myself this question sometimes.  Most patients do not have insurance or means of paying and although I do get paid through the Emergency Medical Fund System, the amount of money received is a…

SEX AFTER PLASTIC SURGERY

When Can I Have Sex After Cosmetic Surgery? No, I am not branching out into the porn industry! However, I do feel many patients want to ask this question, but are too embarrassed to do so. The act of making love, believe or not, is extremely physical and the average person will burn 300-500 calories…