Monthly Archives: September 2019

Do Omega-3 fatty acids prevent cardiovascular disease?

Do Omega-3 fatty acids prevent cardiovascular disease? Omega-3 fatty acids are primarily found in fish oil.  An American Heart Association report suggested that omega-3 supplements may reduce death from coronary heart disease, possibly through a reduction in ischemia-induced sudden cardiac … Continue reading

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Electronic cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes E-cigarettes are popular devices that head a liquid that becomes an aerosol or a vapor.  Are e-cigarettes healthier than smoking cigarettes? Long-term health effects of e-cigarettes are unknown.  They are not known to be healthier.  Despite this, many … Continue reading

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Burning Man. Musings from the playa

Burning Man. Musings from the playa. As I biked around Black Rock City during the 2019 Burning Man Event, I came across so many poignant signs. One that I was especially drawn to was a bright pink lounge with a … Continue reading

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Burning Man Physician.

Burning Man Physician. I recently worked at the Burning Man event. What an experience! I doctored in the main medical tent on the main Esplanade. It was a refreshing experience as the patients were thankful and had varied medical ailments … Continue reading

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The male exam.

The male exam. What is the purpose of the male exam? It should incorporate evidenced-based guidelines, focus on prevention and health care promotion, ask about substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, diet, exercise, safety and depression screen. Men aged 50-74 are … Continue reading

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