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by Eva Hersh, MD

Dear Dr. Eva,

What do you think about homeopathy? I know people who swear by it, but I have also heard that homeopathic medicines are just expensive water.

Natural

Friday, March 03, 2017

Transgender Rights at Risk

Whittling away at public- accommodation protections recalls some ugly American history

There will be a right for professional bakers not to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples on the same day when there is a right for barbers not to cut the hair of red-haired people, for clothing store store staff not to sell pants to Evangelicals, and for waiters not to serve dessert to Bernie voters.

Winter will be with us for another month. In Maryland we’ve had some unseasonably warm days this winter as well as some unusually severe cold. Last week in Baltimore we had the third Code Blue alert, which occurs when temperatures, adjusted for wind chill, are expected to be 13˚F or below.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Medical Marijuana & Maryland

Dear Dr. Eva,

I understood that medical marijuana was legalized in Maryland years ago, I am still unable to find a doctor that will prescribe it. Why is this?

In Pain

Friday, January 20, 2017

Trouble in Paradise

Dear Dr. Eva,

I was recently in Hawaii. One afternoon I foolishly went snorkeling when the wind had come up and the water was rough. I was thrown up against a coral reef, and scraped my leg badly. I was careful to clean the area with alcohol and treated it with antibiotic ointment for several days. Fortunately, my efforts paid off and the abrasions healed without problems.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Simple, Healthy Changes for 2017

Dear Readers,

Many people make New Year’s resolutions. When a person can’t stick with the changes they planned – which is what usually happens -  they may feel like a double failure. Not only are they continuing the behavior they meant to change, they’ve also failed to keep their commitment. Considering this, my first thought was that maybe we should swear off the whole idea of New Year’s resolutions. On second thought, it would be a shame not to make good use of the motivation towards positive change that many people feel at the start of a new year.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Nutrition Puzzles

Dear Dr. Eva,

I am curious about vitamin D. It seems like everybody I know who is been tested for vitamin D has been told their level was too low and put on supplements. If everybody’s level is too low, is there something wrong with the normal ranges?

Scientist

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