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STYES, ASPIRIN & ARTHRITIS

STYES, ASPIRIN & ARTHRITIS

By | February 12, 2014 at 3:15 pm | No comments

Dear Dr. Kadile, I noticed a painful, red bump on my lower right eyelid this morning, It looks like a pimple near the eyelashes, but my friend said it is a stye and I would need antibiotic eye drops. Should I be worried? Tracy, La Quinta Tracy, sounds like you are describing a...

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Colds, Flus & You

Colds, Flus & You

By | January 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm | No comments

Dear Dr. Kadile, I know antibiotics do not work for the common cold, but what about when my mucus turns green? -Carol, La Quinta Carol, this subject regarding the color of one’s mucus or phlegm determining the need for antibiotics is another one of the must frustrating...

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Canker Sores, Cold Sores, & Thrush

Canker Sores, Cold Sores, & Thrush

By | January 15, 2014 at 2:32 pm | No comments

Dear Dr. Kadile, I get painful sores in my mouth several times a year. I’m confused if they are canker sores or cold sores. Is there a difference? -Joyce, Palm Desert Joyce, yes, there is a difference. Canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, occur inside the...

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Fruitcake, Yule Logs, Egg Nogs and Mistletoe

Fruitcake, Yule Logs, Egg Nogs and Mistletoe

By | December 18, 2013 at 1:10 pm | No comments

Dear Dr. Kadile, I’m trying to eat healthy during this holiday season and increase my fruits and vegetables. That includes fruitcake, right? -Scott, Bermuda Dunes Scott, the classic fruit cake associated with the holidays may contain a lot of fruit, but it also has plenty of...

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Fish Oil Facts

Fish Oil Facts

By | December 4, 2013 at 12:04 pm | No comments

Dr. Kadile, I’ve been told I should take fish oil capsules for my heart, but I recently heard that fish oil may cause prostate cancer. What should I do?  -Robert, Palm Springs. Robert, first of all, you should have regular check ups with your physician to determine your risk...

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UTIs & Cranberries

UTIs & Cranberries

By | November 20, 2013 at 7:37 pm | No comments

Dr. K, I was recently diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. I am 58 and have never had one before, but my girlfriend has them all the time. I was prescribed antibiotics and told to drink cranberry juice. Why don’t men get urinary tract infections and does cranberry juice...

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Zpacks, Wine Calories, Cinnamon, Rock & Roll

Zpacks, Wine Calories, Cinnamon, Rock & Roll

By | November 6, 2013 at 12:46 pm | No comments

By Dr Peter Kadile Hey Doc, I feel like I am getting a cold. My friends say I should get a Zpack from my doctor, but I can’t get in to see him for a week. What is a Zpack? Vincent, Palm Springs Vincent, a Zpack is an antibiotic called azithromycin that you take for 5...

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Ringworm, Pink Eye, and Physical Exams

Ringworm, Pink Eye, and Physical Exams

By | October 23, 2013 at 10:29 am | No comments

By Dr. Peter Kadile Dear Dr. K, my son has a rash on his arm and was told by the school nurse that it was ringworm. The nurse told him to just have us apply cream used for athlete’s foot. Why should we use cream meant for a person’s foot for a rash on his arm?  -Lloyd,...

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D.O.s and M.D.s

D.O.s and M.D.s

By | October 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm | No comments

By Dr Peter Kadile Dr. Peter, I noticed you have an “osteopathic medical practice”, what is “osteopathic”? -Elaine, Indio Elaine, Osteopathic Medicine was developed by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still M.D, D.O., in Missouri, more than 130 years ago. It was developed out of his...

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Vitamin D & Vitamin B12

By | September 25, 2013 at 1:14 pm | No comments

By Dr. Peter Kadile Dr. Peter, I’ve been hearing a lot about Vitamin D. I’m outside a lot, how do I know if I’m getting enough? -Lisa, Cathedral City Lisa, your body does make its own vitamin D from sunlight. Exposing your bare skin is the best way for your body to...

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Ask The Doctor – Gallstones? Coffee? Shingles?

By | September 11, 2013 at 12:46 pm | No comments

By Dr. Peter M. Kadile Hey Doc, my mother was just diagnosed with gallstones. If she drinks plenty of water, will she be able to pass them?  -Shaun, Rancho Mirage Shaun, gallstones are very different from kidney stones. Whereas hydration may allow kidney stones to pass in...

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

By | August 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm | No comments

Dr. Peter, you talked about menopause in your last article. I’ve been hearing a lot about bioidentical hormone therapy, why is it called bioidentical? -Kymm, La Quinta Kymm, bioidentical hormones are hormones that are identical in molecular structure to hormones that we make...

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Menopause and Andropause

By | August 14, 2013 at 5:26 pm | No comments

Dr. Peter, I’m a woman in my late 40’s, I’ve been having a lot of night sweats lately and difficulty sleeping. I don’t think I’m in menopause because I’m still having my menstrual period, what’s going on? Lori, Cathedral City Lori, menopause is the permanent end...

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Appendicitis

Appendicitis

By | July 31, 2013 at 2:57 pm | No comments

"Dr. Peter, a friend of mine recently had to have emergency surgery for appendicitis. I’m a little worried, because I occasionally will have stomach aches. How do I know I’m not having appendicitis?" -Paul, La Quinta Paul, appendicitis usually presents as progressively...

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Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones

By | July 17, 2013 at 6:02 pm | No comments

By Dr. Peter Kadile Dr. Peter, my dad has had kidney stones, does that mean I will get them? It’s been so hot this summer, will I get kidney stones if I don’t drink enough water? Kidney stones (renal lithiasis) are small masses that can form in the kidney. Depending on...

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What are hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism? What are the symptoms? How are they diagnosed and what are the treatments?

What are hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism? What are the symptoms? How are they diagnosed and what are the treatments?

By | June 6, 2013 at 12:36 am | No comments

Dr. Peter M. Kadile is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He has an integrative, osteopathic medical practice and is also known as the local, house call doctor; Desert House Call Physician. He is on staff at Eisenhower Medical Center and medical director for Serenity Hospice....

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