Category Archives: General Medicine- Adults

Abnormal cholesterol labs. What to do with elevated triglycerides?

You see your physician and get a routine cholesterol panel.  The results show that your triglycerides are high.  What should you do? Fasting lab work should show that your triglycerides should be less than 150. When triglycerides are higher than … Continue reading

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Long covid or “post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2

Oh my! Patients who have had the covid infection are often finding that they do not “bounce back” fast. In fact, a significant number of covid patients have lingering side effects The World Health Organization report found that up to … Continue reading

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Hemorrhoids. What are they? What can you/we do to make them better?

Hemorrhoids.  What are they? What can you/we do to make them better? Hemorrhoids are when the veins near the anus are filled with blood.  Hemorrhoids are the most common benign condition that causes anal bleeding.  You do need to see … Continue reading

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How well did the influenza vaccine do this year?

I know we are hyperfocused on our current pandemia and rightfully so. I recently came across an article discussing the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine for this past season. According to a Feb. 21 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the current … Continue reading

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Exercise. Why? and how?

Exercise has benefits! Lower incidence of heart disease, type 2 diabetes. Live longer.  Consider that your time exercise may be paid back to you later in life in longevity. Better circulation Ward of depression Makes you more creative, have more … Continue reading

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Nutrition pearls. I am often asked how to eat “better”…

Why is it important to eat a healthy diet? Eating the right foods can keep you healthy now and later on in life. Which foods are especially healthy?  ●Fruits and vegetables – Eating fruits and vegetables can help prevent heart … Continue reading

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Do you suspect dementia in your loved one?

Do you suspect dementia in your loved one? There are many ways to investigate if dementia is present. Your physician may give a screening test like the Mini Cog, the General Practitional Assessment of Cognition, or the Ascertain Dementia 8-item … Continue reading

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Thyroid cancer. Should we screen for this?

Thyroid cancer. Should we screen for this? There are organizations who look over all the known data and update us, physicians, on what screening tests are beneficial to the population as a whole. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) … Continue reading

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Saline irrigation. It’s worth your time.

Saline irrigation. It’s worth your time. Saline irrigation of your nose decreases the severity of allergy symptoms. You buy the nasal irrigation (like a Neti Pot) once and then it washes away allergens in your sinuses. Allergic rhinitis is the … Continue reading

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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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