You may have seen the “baked milk challenge” being recommended for people who have a cow milk allergy. So it turns out that many patients with cow’s milk allergy can tolerate extensively heated or baked forms of milk that can progress to tolerance of less extensively heated forms of milk over time. There was recently […]Read More Dietary Advancement for Those with Cow’s Milk Allergy
There is a new development with vaginal ring contraceptives that may be a good option for some patients. The contraceptive vaginal ring that is already on the market provides the convenience of three-week dosing. The ring needs to be replaced monthly. There is now a new reusable contraceptive ring that contains segesterone acetate and ethinyl […]Read More Put A (Vaginal) Ring On It! Reusable Contraceptive Vaginal Rings
Although it is not new information that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t regulate over-the-counter (OTC) dietary supplements there is recent evidence that consumers should be cautious when purchasing these products. So it turns out that there are many over-the-counter dietary supplements have been found to contain active pharmaceuticals not identified on the label. […]Read More Is your Over-the-Counter Dietary Supplements Guilty of Adultery?
The St. Louis cold weather is making me dream of warmer days and the summer! I came across even more evidence to wear sunscreen on sunny days that I wanted to share. Unfortunately, skin cancer in the most common cancer in the United States and it’s important that people are doing what they can to […]Read More Sunshine, Daydreams, and Your ABC’s
Probiotics are very popular now and seem to be everywhere. There are also many claims out about what probiotics can and cannot be used for. (Check out the skinny on probiotics here.) I think using probiotics are great for many things, however, I also advocate for their appropriate use. One current controversial use of probiotics […]Read More Probiotics are Not a Cure-All