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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Man dies after swimming with new tattoo

Tattoos involve hundreds of tiny openings in the skin which violate the natural barrier function of the skin. Take precautions until healed.
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Patient stabs, seriously injures nurse at Massachusetts hospital

Shame. I hope she recovers well and continues a career in service to those in need. One bad apple needn't spoil the lot.
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

41% of healthcare spending attributed to 12% of Americans, study finds

Stay healthy my friends. Better to pay for jogging shoes or a gym membership than for MRI, CT scans and a dozen different meds.
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Monday, June 5, 2017

BCBS of Georgia to stop covering ED visits it deems unnecessary

Approximately 85% of ER visits are for nonemergencies and are discharged back home. Most of such ER contacts are for convenience rather than true emergencies.
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

COPD: Adding In-home NIV to Oxygen Therapy Improves Outcomes | RT

May be appropriate for select group with elevated carbon dioxide level due to COPD or obesity hypoventilation syndrome. Other causes of respiratory impairment may qualify. Call for an office consultation to see if you qualify.
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Thursday, May 25, 2017

HCRF Video Tour

For those interested in participating in COPD and OSA research through our office in collaboration with Texas A&M Human Clinical Research Facility, here is a video tour of the new facility. Very nice research team who bring a lot of expertise to benefit the Brazos Valley. Schedule your office consultation for participation screening.
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD