Monthly Archives: April 2012

Vitamin E. Men, don’t take extra.

If a little is good… a lot is NOT necessarily better.  A 7-year study of more than 35,000 men showed that extra vitamin E can significantly increase your risk of prostate cancer. The study used a dose of 400 IU a day … Continue reading

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Interested in “barefoot running?”

Fellow Wichitans… Barefoot and minimalist running expert Jason Robillard is speaking FREE this Thursday  April 26, 2012 (see details below). Barefoot running may be better for the feet and may reduce the chance of repetitive stress injuries.  Robillard will discuss how to … Continue reading

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Still taking vitamin B12 injections? Move over shot. A pill may be just as good.

For years patients with low blood counts due to low vitamin B 12 levels came in the office once a month for a Vitamin B12 injection.   Two good studies compared intramuscular injection to oral route.  Both forms raised low vitamin B12 … Continue reading

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How to decrease your chance of getting an (or another) ankle sprain…

Ankle sprains are common.  Once you have had an ankle sprain, you are more likely to get another ankle sprain… unless you help rehab your ankle.  An external ankle support (especially during physical activity) can significantly decrease an ankle sprain.  … Continue reading

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New acne treatment

Acne treatment can be expensive.  Here is a new combination that may help decrease the costs of treating acne.  A new study shows that a new cream plus a pill may help the best.  This new medicine contains adapalene with … Continue reading

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Gonorrhea. The G word.

Nuts-and-bolts about gonorrhea. Sexually transmitted. Symptoms are different for men and women.  For men, the most common symptom is pain with urination.  In women, less than ½ have symptoms.  When present, symptoms are vaginal discharge and pain with intercourse. 10 … Continue reading

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Doctors ordering too many tests? Which tests? Read on…

Web MD has done a great job simplifying a new statement that discusses the overuse of many medical tests.  It lists tests that are (most commonly) unnecessarily ordered.    I’ve read it and agree wholeheartedly.  Click on the link to see the … Continue reading

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