Monthly Archives: March 2013

Rethink calcium supplements

There was an NIH study of 388,000 people, both men and women.  Calcium supplements were caused to increase the risk of cardiovascular death in men.  In women, no association was found between calcium supplements and cardiovascular death. Dietary calcium–calcium from food– … Continue reading

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Are you a motorcycle rider?

Interested in keeping your noggin’ intact?  Motorcycle crash victims who wore a full-face helmet were significantly less likely than those wearing other helmet types to have a facial-bone fracture ( from 26% to 7%) neck spine fractures (from 11.9% to … Continue reading

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Cholesterol Mythbuster

Researchers have been looking into the thought that raising HDL (the good cholesterol) levels will decrease cardiovascular events (like heart attack and stroke). But, “say it ain’t so!”… the NIH study of over 3,400 patients showed no impact on major … Continue reading

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What being a family doctor means to me. . .

Being a family physician gives my life a framework.  I am thankful for my past which helped me reach this life occupation. my dad was a physician and introduced this way-of-life to me as a youngster at University of Nevada the … Continue reading

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Depression in women. common and potentially devastating.

  How prevalent?       10% of US adults have a mood disorder. 45% of them are classified as severe. Women as compared to men are 50% more likely to experience a mood disorder during their lifetime, and 70% more likely to … Continue reading

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How to make winter skin look more radiant?

Skip the tanning salon for a winter “pick-me-up.” Tanning beds are bad news. The beds use bulbs that produce mostly UVA light– a type of radiation that encourages pigment production by damaging skin’s deeper layers. UVA exposure sharply increases the … Continue reading

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Acupuncture may help reduce shortness of breath in emphysema patients!

I love adjunctive medicine—therapies that can help the main-stream medical therapies we already perform. A recent study published in Archives of Internal Medicine showed that weekly acupuncture sessions (with needles placed according to traditional Chinese medicine for bronchial asthma and … Continue reading

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