By Eva Briggs Last week I brought my dog to the vet for his annual checkup. Boomer is in great shape for a 12-year-old
By Eva Briggs When my youngest daughter was about 6 or 7, she and her friend had a game they called “rabie [sic] chicken.”
Those who had chickenpox more prone to the condition By Eva Briggs Chickenpox. Where did that name come from? The prevailing theory is that
By Eva Briggs Much of the practice of medicine involves finding ways to persuade the body to make something happen or to stop happening.
Strange and bizarre problems cancer can cause By Eva Briggs Cancer is a dreaded disease that nobody wants. Actually, cancer isn’t just one disease;
The consensus is that NYS one day will legalize recreational marijuana — but is it a good thing? By Eva Briggs A few days
By Eva Briggs My husband, his mother and three of his four siblings have dimples. No one in my family has dimples. It took
By Eva Briggs A patient recently was concerned about an insect pest that I’d learned about in medical school but hadn’t thought about since.
Insects are a source of protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats By Eva Briggs While my daughter was an exchange student in Ecuador, she
Over 80 percent of babies are born with some sort of birthmark By Eva Briggs Birthmarks are skin irregularities present at birth or appearing