Article Archives: Ask Dr. Fleming

The Scan’s The Plan!

Think the risks of cigarette smoking are exaggerated? Lung cancer tops the list of deaths from cancer in the United States. Smoking causes 85 percent of all lung cancers, and about one-third of all adults in the U.S. smoke. That’s a lot of people at risk, and lung cancer is … Read More

Don’t be Tricked by Ticks!

Last month we talked about some illnesses prevalent in the warmer months, including the childhood illnesses Fifth Disease and Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease. As we get outside more, folks will be camping, picnicking, and otherwise enjoying the outdoors with sporting events and other activities. Sooner or later, someone is going to find … Read More

Spring Has Sprung

I know Daylight Savings Time (DST) has its fans and foes, but life has been so much different since the time change and the advent of Spring! 9-5’ers now have a life after work, and hopefully the bitter sting of winter has passed. Winter wheat is out and grass is … Read More

Measles — No Mickey Mouse!

If you’ve seen the news lately, you know that Measles (also called rubeola) is trying to make a comeback! The latest outbreak began in Disneyland in California, among unimmunized people. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. Prior to the development of an effective vaccine in … Read More

New Year’s Resolutions

Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Diet? Stop smoking? Good for you, but as we begin 2015, please consider adding a few more items to your “To Do” list for this year. We will mention recommendations first for all people in general, then those specifically for men, and finally recommendations … Read More