Sunday House Call, #886, July 23, 2023: Using your head so you don’t lose your head

I was in the market for a new bicycle helmet and found that there is a system now incorporated into the helmets that reduces rotational forces and damage to the brain. It is called the MIPS system and is reviewed extremely well on the McGill Office for Science and Society Website.

Virginia Tech has this resource that reviews most bicycle helmets and grades them according to protective level using MIPS criteria.

Topics today include:

  • A caller would like to know how to arrange to get a second opinion regarding a cancer diagnosis
  • Management of bone chips in the knee. Patient has a long wait time before she can see an orthopedic surgeon.
  • Use of melatonin for insomnia
  • Approach to treating insomnia