Monthly Archives: April 2016

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What treatment is best for appendicitis?

Appendicitis is when a part of the small intestine (called the appendix) is inflamed.  Each of us has an approximate 7% lifetime risk of having appendicitis. Why is appenditis important?  Death can result if appendicitis isn’t treated.  If the appendix … Continue reading

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Who and why should we screen for diabetes?

Why should we care about diabetes screening?  Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to blindness, limb amputation, kidney failure, and vascular and heart disease. Does it work?  Screening patients before signs and symptoms has been found to lead to earlier diagnosis (and … Continue reading

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LGBTQ youth gets hope from “It Gets Better”

The “It Gets Better” Program was started in 2010 and it connects to youth through the internet in the form of videos of celebrities and politicians with the message… “It Gets Better.” What is LGBTQ?  This is the term for lesbian, … Continue reading

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