Iím Dr. John Hong, an internal medicine doctor in Cape May, NJ. (Yes, beaches and blue skies!) Medical information, Health information, Blogs, Videos...VOILA! It's all here! I really practice medicine full time as well as blog, write about health for newspapers, and appear on TV . This is my forum for plain talk about real medicine, in a fun, hip, non-threatening manner. Do take a look!
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January 14, 2013: How is the flu season coming along? HLN Richelle and I again get to meet on Skype to talk about the flu epidemic of 2013.
January 12, 2013 Flu outbreak is here and fierce. On Headline News, Richelle and I discuss when should a person with the flu seek medical help. Also it is so amazing to see so many sick people coughing and sneezing on each other to spread the flu. How can you help not spread the flu?
November 15: Caffeine in general is safe. It wakes you up and helps your concentrate. But how much of a good thing is too much? More cases of death have been associated with high caffeine energy drinks. Mike from HLN discusses this with me in this clip
October 10 : LSD has been out since the 1930s and was banned by the US government in 1966. Adolescents and young adults are the one most likely to use mind altering hallucinogens such as LSD, Ecstasy, and ketamine. What bad results can occur from club drugs? Mike from HLN, Headline News, and I discuss this.
September 22: I finally did the Heimlich Maneuver! Thankfully I saved the person's life...though he almost immediately started stuffing his face again!
August 15, 2012: West Nile Virus outbreak - scary! I even had a patient yesterday test positive for WNV and unfortunately, there is no cure. See my guest appearance on Headline News today.
August 1, 2012: My 3rd Headline News appearance! Very exciting...well, for me at least. How can this summer's drought affect your health. Allergies to asthma can get worse with all the pollen, fungi, and dust stirring up from the dry ground. Holy Dust bowl, Batman! Mosquitoes are more likely to become infected with potentially deadly viruses such as West Nile Virus, St. Louis Encephalitis Virus, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus. Lastly, depression and suicide increase in farmers due to destroyed crops.
July 2, 2012: "It's too darn hot. It's too darn hot." Sing Ella! But it is really hot and y'all are at risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Watch my 2d national TV segment on Headline News on how to prevent getting over heated.
June 16, 2012: I can finally die in peace: I made national television news. (I sound like Lucy Ricardo because I finally made it!) On a more serious note, another outbreak of a strain of Enterhemorrhagic E. Coli (EHEC) 0145 has hit the South. Bloody diarrhea to death can occur from this dangerous strain of E. Coli that is found on contaminated food. What can you do to lower your risk of becoming ill from this bug?
June 4, 2012: I wasn't looking for this topic--honestly! But I can't help it that Dr. Ostrzenski reported finding the legendary G-Spot. But does is he right and does it really matter?