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About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.

Take teething bead necklaces off of children

Take teething bead necklaces or bracelets off of children. Why?  The FDA reports children have choked on beads that break off and an 18 month-old has died from strangulation from a necklace during a nap. What are they?  Teething jewelry … Continue reading

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Should you believe the physician rating sites?

Should you believe the physician rating sites? I am very skeptical of them. I urge you to question the sites, also. Consider the patients who come to a physician with a personal agenda: wanting a prescription for an inappropriate medication … Continue reading

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Five new changes to medical care…

  Five new changes to medical care… The American Academy of Family Physicians has a “Choosing Wisely” list of changes to medical care (that results from research results). No routine bimanual exam (two-handed pelvic exam on females that we routinely … Continue reading

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Free radon tests! Why to test? How to test? What’s important?

Radon. Why to test? How to test? What’s important? **Short-term tests are free to Nevadans until February 28, 2019 in honor of National Radon Action Month. Look at website (at bottom of post) for locations for test pick up!** Radon … Continue reading

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What are the lung cancer screening recommendations?

What are the lung cancer screening recommendations?  Recently the ACCP (The American College of Chest Physicians) published their new lung cancer screening guidelines. Who should get an ANNUAL lung cancer screening? Adults aged 55 to 77 years of age who … Continue reading

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Are aspirin and/or fish oil needed for diabetics?

Are aspirin and/or fish oil helpful for diabetics?  The ASCEND trial results show that low-dose aspirin and fish oil supplements have not resulted in significant clinical benefit. The ASCEND (A Study of Cardiovascular Events in Diabetes) study included 15,480 diabetic … Continue reading

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Perimenopause may trigger the first episode of depression.

Perimenopause may trigger the first episode of depression.  Women in their late 40s are often in this hormonal stage called “perimenopause.” This is when the body may still have a menstrual period, but that the menstrual cycles are irregular because … Continue reading

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