Monthly Archives: March 2018

Palpitations. How to evaluate them?!

Ever have your heart make a weird pitter pat? Palpitations.  How to evaluate them?  Palpitations are very common of which the most concerning cause is cardiac.  Other possible causes are adverse effects from both prescription and over-the-counter medications, psychiatric illness … Continue reading

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Shingles?! Prevention and management.

Shingles?! Prevention and management.    Shingles is also called herpes zoster and it is caused by the reaction of the chickenpox virus (aka varicella zoster virus).  One million cases of shingles occur annually in the US.  We each have an … Continue reading

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Medical students have their own brand of “March Madness” and it’s called Match Day!

Medical School graduates in the Class of 2018 (at EVERY medical school) have their own brand of “March Madness” and it’s called Match Day! When is it? March 16, 2018! At 9 am PST  all the medical students around the … Continue reading

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I am featured in the recent AARP magazine! Read on…

I am featured in the recent AARP magazine!  Read on… https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2018/medical-experts-insider-advice.html

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Why are you hoarse? What should you do?

Why are you hoarse?  What should you do?  There are a multitude of causes of hoarseness.  Hoarseness is a common presentation to primary care physicians.  The causes range from inflammatory processes to psychiatric disorders to more serious systemic, neurologic or … Continue reading

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Who needs sleep apnea screening? And why?

The USPSTF (United States Preventive Services Task Force) is a conservative group that reviews data to give guidelines for physicians. The USPSTF has recently given recommendations on WHO should be screened for sleep apnea. Who should NOT be screened for … Continue reading

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Radon. What is it? Should I test for it? Should I even be concerned?

Radon.  What is it?  Should I test for it?  Should I even be concerned? Radon is a unique environmental health risk.  It comes from uranium and radium natural decay.  Radon is a greater source of natural radiation than exposure to … Continue reading

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