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Just when you thought you had the house totally child-proofed—dangerous toys banished, poisons and pills safely tucked away, baby gates everywhere—along comes another new study highlighting the dangers of things you might not even have thought of. So our family practice doctors in Delray Beach thought you should be aware of the risks this study revealed. Published last month in the journal Pediatrics, the report found that between 1995 and 2015, more than 775,000 children under the age of six—an average of 99 a day—were taken to emergency rooms for items they had swallowed. In addition, the annual rate nearly doubled

While the controversy surrounding measles vaccine rages on, our family doctors in Delray Beach thought you should know some facts about measles, especially a little-known, but ultimately fatal result that can appear years after infection. What is measles? First, let’s look at the disease itself. Despite its outward manifestation as a red, itchy rash, measles is in fact a respiratory infection caused by a virus. First identified in Persia in the 9th Century, measles was first found to be caused by an infectious agent in 1757 by a Scottish physician. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the decade before 1963 when a

It’s not even hurricane season yet, but rip currents have already made their debut along the Florida coast. Florida had 297 fatalities from rip currents between 1999 and 2013, the highest in the nation. Therefore, our family practice doctors in Delray Beach want you to know as much as possible about how to survive this deadly phenomenon. An average of 100 people die in rip currents every year, and nearly 80 percent of all rescues—30,000 a year—made by lifeguards at ocean beaches are from rip currents. Although they can occur any time, they are especially prevalent when the ocean is churned up with powerful

Pretty much everything you drink is subject to some type of health controversy: milk, wine, beer, coffee, tea, and soda (diet or not). You might think just sticking to plain water would end all that. But then you come up against the question of what kind of water to drink? Tap, purified, spring, mineral, artesian, alkaline . . . the choices seem to be endless. Our primary care doctors in Delray Beach know all the choices available can be confusing, so we’d like to help you understand the differences. Benefits of water Water is critical to life. Approximately 60 percent of your body weight is made up

Do eggs dangerously raise your cholesterol or are they the perfect little package of protein? A new study has raised many questions among our patients because it appears to have upended years of research that seemed to show a benefit to regular egg consumption. Our family practice doctors in Delray Beach want to help you sort out the confusion. Bad to good The controversy surrounding eggs has existed since the 19th century, when it was discovered that cholesterol in the blood resulted in a build-up of plaque on artery walls, leading to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Further studies in the 1940s appeared to link dietary cholesterol

What could be more heartbreaking than to lose a child, especially to a preventable accident? Our family practice doctors in Delray Beach would like to call your attention to a report released this month by the non-profit organization Safe Kids Worldwide, which noted that in 2017 nearly 52,000 children in the United States under the age of six were treated in an emergency room for medicine poisoning. Of those cases, 84 percent were in children between one and three years of age. Good and bad news The study revealed the good news that between 2010 and 2016, this type of poisoning in young

Many people were surprised when actor Luke Perry died this month at age 52 of a massive stroke. But our family practice doctors in Delray Beach know that strokes are not just confined to older people. While it’s not as common in younger people, in 2017 the American Academy of Neurology reported that adolescents and young adults represent 15 percent of all ischemic strokes (the majority of stroke cases). Approximately 795,000 Americans a year have a stroke, and of those, about 140,000 of them die as a result. They are the fourth leading cause of death in this country, according to the Centers

Given the magnitude of the opioid epidemic plaguing the country, it’s understandable that many would prefer to turn to alternatives for treating their chronic pain, or even withdrawal from opioids. One of those alternatives, the herbal supplement kratom, has become extremely popular in recent years. Our family practice doctors in Delray Beach, however, have reservations about the safety of this popular substance. Some background Kratom, a tree native to Southeast Asia, produces leaves that can be made into a tea or pill, or chewed by users. Relatively new to the United States, it has been used for centuries in Asian countries as a way

If you feel extremely tired, have trouble concentrating, and suffer from a constellation of unusual aches and pains that tend to come and go, you may have encountered skepticism and even derision from your friends, family, employers, and insurers that you’re really sick. But our family practice doctors in Delray Beach, want you to know the problem is not “all in your mind.” You may have a very real disease known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Also called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), it can begin suddenly or gradually, involve myriad symptoms, and have a devastating effect on the lives of those it

With a lot of joy, and some sadness, we would like to announce that Dr. Lee H. Greene has retired. As you all know, our practice is staffed with some of the most knowledgeable and caring physicians in the country. We highly recommend that you select one of these physicians for your future medical needs. You can review the bios of all of our staff by visiting https://www.cohenmedical.com/our-doctors/. It has been a great pleasure to have Dr. Greene be a part of our Cohen Medical Associates team. We wish him continued good health and all the best in the coming