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Q: I get a rash when the weather turns hot. What’s the best way to get rid of it? In her mid-seventies, Donna developed redness and itching in her groin area during a recent heatwave. She tried applying Gold Bond® powder, but it didn't seem to help. She asked me, “What will make it go away...
Q: What is the best treatment for athlete’s foot?  If you suffer from "Athlete's Foot," you have lots of company: nearly 1 out of every 5 Americans have a fungus infecting their skin or nails, called tinea or ringworm. The tinea fungus thrives in warm, moist, and dark places, so people tend...
This year’s primary election includes a record number of candidates vying for governor. Thirty-six people registered with the Secretary of State. Two weeks ago we reviewed the 4 Democrats looking to unseat Jay Inslee. Last week we reviewed 15 Republicans and this week we will review the 16 minority...
This year’s race for governor of the state of Washington is historic.  There are 36 candidates who have filed. That is a record number of  candidates vying for the top executive position in our state. In a couple of weeks voters will reduce the number of candidates to  two. Many of those who...
Several years ago, 85-year old Clarence asked me, "What do you think about the medicine Metanx®?” "Is it a supplement?" “No, you need a prescription for it. It helps nerve pain in diabetes.” Metanx® contains L-methyl folate, a close cousin to folic acid. Although folic acid is considered...

Dr. Cairo D Almeida
With a little over 3 weeks before the primary election. It is unclear who is running. The deadline for filing was May 15. The Secretary of State’s office lists 37 candidates have filed although one has apparently dropped out as it has been lined out on the list.  Most media are reporting that...
“How sweet it is!” is a quote from the late comedian Jackie Gleason.  How sweet do you like your iced tea? Drinking tea over ice during the heat of the summer months is refreshing. Most places serve iced tea unsweetened and poured over a tall glass with a straw. You can drink it as is, or...
Have you ever gone to the fridge and decided to mix spices and other ingredients into a leftover worthy of same? It’s my version of pasta fazul (kind of an Italian goulash). The recipe is a lot like life, a lot like Forrest Gumps’ box of chocolates calling for answers to: To caraway or not to...
Ahh… It feels SO GOOD to take off my mask. With COVID, I wear mine at least 8 hours every day. Putting it on as I cross the parking lot to the clinic to start work, I only take it off for lunch or short breaks. To protect my family, patients, and co-workers, I always wear a mask whenever I step...
The Coronavirus pandemic may be the perfect time for the United States to embark on a long overdue reform of the education system, both public and private. It is simply because this is the first time in modern history, even predating the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 100 years ago, that the country...

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