My husband asked his doctor to please wash his hands before examining him. The doctor’s reply was “What for?” He washed his hands (poorly) and threw the towel into the sink.
At a follow-up appointment, he was talking to me about my treatment. He came up behind me and put his unwashed hands on my face.
I now go to another town for treatment. What can be done about doctors who don’t believe they should wash their hands?
One caller to our radio show said she takes hand sanitizer to her appointments and cleans her hands as soon as the doctor enters the room to serve as a good example. She says this action usually encourages the health professional to follow suit.
A patch for depression
Does this medicine work for depression and can I buy it safely from Canada?
We were shocked to discover that the price for a month’s supply runs as much as $1,400. The manufacturer offers a $500/month rebate coupon on its website, which may help somewhat. Canadian discount pharmacies sell EMSAM for roughly $1,200 per month, so there isn’t a huge savings.
Studies have found that this skin patch is safe and effective in treating depression and less likely than other antidepressants to cause weight gain or sexual side effects (Journal of Affective Disorders, November 2013).
Despite this, his heart specialist continued the prescription. One day he had some stomach pain and felt faint. We rushed him to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a ruptured spleen. He had not fallen or bumped himself, and there were no bruises on his body. The spleen was removed, but the loss of blood could not be stopped because of the Xarelto. He died one day later. Could the Xarelto have caused the spleen to rupture?
Reach Joe and Terry Graedon at PeoplesPharmacy.com.