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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 a...

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...
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...
Q: Every summer, my nose runs, and my eyes itch from my allergies. Claritin® has worked for me in the past, but this year is different. I tried Allegra®, but it’s not helping, either. What other antihistamine could I try? Antihistamines work by keeping histamine locked away inside your body....
The Radical Left Has Always Been Violent. When thinking about and discussing the Seattle situation in an honest way, we are not talking about Mahatma Ghandi or Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our situation is more akin to the Black Panthers, SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) and the...

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