Monthly Archives: December 2015

Insomnia… an interesting problem

Did you know that insomnia affects 10 to 30% of the population? Insomnia is a specific definition, per the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD3).  You must have all four of the following: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, early … Continue reading

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Feeling buggy? …learn about scabies.

Scabies is  infestation of the mite Sarcoptes scabiei.  I normally tell patients that “good people get this” as EVERYONE who gets this feels icky (that’s my medical term for it). Where does this infect your skin?  Most commonly in the skin folds, fingers, … Continue reading

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This is Nevada Influenza Vaccination Week!

Why should you get the flu vaccine?  There are scores of people yearly who are ill due to the flu AND there are thousands (or sometimes TENS of thousands) of people who die each year from influenza. Do I get … Continue reading

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