Category Archives: General Medicine- Adults

I am a myth-buster! Myth-busting at musculoskeletal issues…

Yes, call me a myth-buster!  In my recent family medicine journal there is a fantastic article (with research to back up their recommendations) that helps with musculoskeletal issues.  Which of these categories do you fit in?! Are you a middle-aged … Continue reading

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To follow is NOT a sexy topic, but very important– how to prevent falls for yourself (…or your parent)

To follow is NOT a sexy topic, but very important– how to prevent falls for yourself (…or your parent.) Why is this important?  Every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall.  Each fall-related hospitalization costs an average of … Continue reading

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Top 10 list of allergens…

The top 10 allergens (and how to avoid exposure) … Tixocortol pivalate (a steroid) Propylene glycol Methylchloroisothiazolinone Formaldehyde Cocamidopropylbetaine Lanolin Benzalkonium chloride Fragrance and balsam of peru Neomycin Nickel Tixocortol pixilate is a steroid present in creams like hydrocortisone acetate. … Continue reading

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What you should know about spider bites

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Great editorial on the changing medical times…

Great editorial on the changing medical times… In a recent Family Medicine journal one physician poetically writes about that contemporary medical practice is a continuous process of updating medical practices and frank change.  “Choosing Wisely” is a new practice which … Continue reading

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Proton pump weaning…

Proton pump weaning…  Many patients are on PPIs (like omeprazole) for gastroesophageal reflux disease.  It is thought that PPIs should only be used on a short-term basis for conditions like reflux or erosive esophagitis. Consider stopping the PPI medication and … Continue reading

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Traveling soon? See your family doctor for pretravel medical advice!

Pre-travel medical consultation will review many aspects of your trip– your destination, itinerary, medical history, immunization history and other details.   The best time to be seen is 6 weeks before departure to maximize benefit of immunizations and other preventive measures. Did … Continue reading

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