Category Archives: General Medicine- Adults

What are red flag signs for headache?

What are red flag signs for headache? Red flags are concerning symptoms that need further investigation.  See your physician if you have any red flag signs. Headache red flags: Systemic symptoms: fever, chills, immunocompromised condition, infection, muscle aches, night sweats, … Continue reading

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Toenail fungus. How to treat? How to avoid it?

Toenail fungus. How to treat?  How to avoid it? Onychomycosis is a chronic fungal infection of the fingernail or toenail bed. This leads to brittle, discolored, unsightly, and thickened nails. Untreated, onychomycosis can cause pain, discomfort and may negatively impact … Continue reading

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Can physical activity decrease depression?

Can physical activity decrease depression? A combined meta-analysis of 49 unique prospective studies with nearly 267,000 patients were followed up for 1,837,794 person-years.  Results:  Both the high intensity interval training patients and the moderate continuous training program participants showed significantly … Continue reading

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Facts about pregnancy and covid

The vaccine is safe for mom (are you a future mom?!) and baby.

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Acute Achilles tendon rupture. Ouch! What to do now?

Acute Achilles tendon rupture.  Ouch! What to do now? What is the optimal treatment of acute achilles tendon rupture? The options are to let the tendon scar over time (and not have surgery) OR to have an operation to sew … Continue reading

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Physical INACTIVITY is associated with a higher risk for severe covid 19 bad outcomes!

Physical INACTIVITY is associated with a higher risk for severe covid 19 bad outcomes! What is the research?  There was a recent study done with 50,000 patients.  This research was at Kaiser where exercise is considered a vital sign, which … Continue reading

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How to avoid ACL injury?

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) helps stabilize the knee. It is a common ligament that gets torn. My daughter tore her ACL a few years ago, requiring operative management, AND months and months of physical therapy. How to avoid an … Continue reading

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What is physician burnout? Why should it be important to you?

What is physician burnout?  It’s not a disease but a syndrome highlighted by exhaustion, cynicism, and decreased sense of efficacy.  This is job-related.  In contrast, depression is across work and home environments. Why is physician burnout important to you?  After … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis and menopause: What you should know…

Osteoporosis and menopause: What you should know… How common is osteoporosis?  Almost half of women older than 50 years will experience a fracture related to osteoporosis in their lifetimes.  These fractures often resulting in significant symptoms and impairment of function … Continue reading

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The sexual history questions your physician may ask…

The sexual history questions your physician may ask… The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated their “A Guide to Taking a Sexual History.”  The list is usually tailored to those questions that seem appropriate for the patient. … Continue reading

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