Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Zika Virus: What to know?!

How long has this infection been around?  The Zika virus has been in the news recently. But, it is not new.  It was first isolated from a monkey in 1947 in Uganda.  Then there was an outbreak in Micronesia in 2007.  It … Continue reading

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Do you like sugary drinks?

Sugar-sweetened beverages are now linked with a 27% increase in visceral adipose tissue, (meaning fat).  Also, sugar-sweetened drinks are linked with cardiovascular diasease and type 2 diabetes.  There is a growing body (…pun intended!) of literature showing that these beverages … Continue reading

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Migraines may increase stroke risk

A new study out that reviewed 11,663 older adults (average age 59) showed that patients with migraine with aura were at an increased risk of cardioembolic strokes.  This study followed over 11,000 people for 18 years and those with migraine WITH … Continue reading

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A syphilis resurgence!

Las Vegas is experiencing the highest rate of syphilis in the Western United States.   Other sites with a significant increase in cases are Kansas, Pennsylvania and Hawaii. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that has been around since the Roman … Continue reading

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