Monthly Archives: October 2015

The latest recommendations from USPSTF regarding pregnancy care. . .

It is suggested that physicians screen for gestational diabetes (high blood sugars) in the mother, even if there are no symptoms. The timing of this lab work should be after 24 weeks of gestation (near the 6-month mark). Another recommendation … Continue reading

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Here come some new medical guidelines…

The United States Preventive Services Task Force, USPSTF, is an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews medical evidence and develops recommendations. At times, the USPSTF seems conservative, but overall gives worthwhile advice. Some of … Continue reading

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Dizzy? I had an episode of dizziness last week that was overwhelming. How humbling. My condition is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, BPPV. What is BPPV? It is sudden onset of vertigo with head movements. Vertigo is a sensation of movement … Continue reading

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I’m back! Well. . . I am back to blogging. . .

After a 2 month hiatus,  of  moving across the country and settling my family of 5 into our new community, I have returned to doctoring and blogging. I have recently joined the teaching faculty at the University of Nevada School … Continue reading

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