My appearance at the local ABC affiliate in Sacramento today. Sharon Ito summarized the variety of topics beautifully.
I will be at the Sacramento - Arden-Dimick library on Monday July 20th from 630 pm to discuss how to talk to your doctor. It has been a topic well received when I have spoken at various places including Intel, Sun City Lincoln, and Borders.
SACRAMENTO, CA - On Monday's Live_Online, Kaiser family physician Davis Liu, talked about the proper use of medication and answered your medical questions.
In the wake of the FDA's recommendation about lowering the over-the-counter dosage of Tylenol, Liu said parents should know that infant and children Tylenol products contain different dosages.
Liu said the infant formula is more concentrated than the children's variety, so parents should stick with the age and dosage requirements for each Tylenol product.
Liu also said if patients have had a prior drug or alcohol addiction, they need to tell their doctor before they receive any new medications, so their sober status isn't put in jeopardy.
Liu also said patients need to tell their doctors if a medication or a medical test is too costly. Doctors might be able to substitute a cheaper drug or postpone a test, without putting the patient's health at risk.
Liu will be presenting a workshop on How to Talk to Your Doctor on Monday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Arden-Dimick Library in Sacramento.
You can see the entire interview with News10's Sharon Ito in the Live Online Archive.
You can always send an e-mail to: LiveOnline@news10.net
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Here's the entire interview.