MEASLES

Measles. If you were born before 1957, you are considered immune. If you were born in 1957 or after, the recommendations get a bit more complex: -If you know you have received two measles vaccines, you’re all set. It was not until 1996 that a second measles booster...

How To Maintain Your Metabolism

From Consumer Reports, by Jeanine Detz, 1/12/2019 Do you find that, lately, you get full more quickly or your weight has started creeping up and you’re not sure why? A drop in your metabolism may be to blame. Metabolism is the rate at which your body uses energy or...

Am I really allergic to penicillin?

From JAMA Patient Page, edited and condensed: Most people who report allergies to penicillin (PCN) are not allergic. About 1 in 10 patients has a PCN allergy noted in their medical record. Many such allergies are diagnosed in childhood, often because of a rash that...