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Today’s Health Headlines

September 26, 2016

Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP

“Medical Tattoos” can ease patient’s anxiety about their surgical scars

This small study looked at patient satisfaction of “medical tattoos” that could increase pigmentation in hypopigmented areas, or add color, or hide surgical scars.

http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/news/20160923/medical-tattoos-help-hide-surgical-scars

Corroding pipes hide drug resistant bacteria

Even though water may be treated with chlorine at the treatment plant, bacteria such as Legionella, Mycobacteria, and Pseudomonas can lurk in the pipes and travel with the water as it enters homes.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/corroded-water-systems-in-u-s-filled-with-drug-resistant-bacteria/


FDA warns many seniors could be at risk for dangerous drug interactions

As many seniors take multiple medications and over the counter supplements they run the risk of serious drug interactions. The FDA recommends they be forthcoming with their medical provider, learn about drug interactions, keep a log of their medications and supplements and listen to their medical provider’s instructions on medication dosing.

 

Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network and Board Certified Family Physician

 

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Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, Assistant Professor Touro University Nevada

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