Category Archives: infections

How is the flu hitting your region? Nevada is in the RED!

How is the flu hitting your region? Nevada is in the RED!  (See the attached USA flu map of influenza-like activity for the week ending January 13, 2018) What can you do?  Get the flu vaccine.  Stay home if you … Continue reading

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Wear condoms! 2016 was an all-time-high year for sexually transmitted diseases.

Wear condoms! 2016 was an all-time-high year for sexually transmitted diseases.  Did you know that more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the US in 2016.  Chlamydia was the biggest offender, with 1.6 million … Continue reading

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Fecal transplant, anyone?!

Fecal transplant, anyone?  Yes, this is a viable treatment.Fecal transplantation is used to treat an intestinal infection called Clostridium difficile or “c. diff.” The clinical spectrum of C. difficile infection can vary from asymptomatic or mild diarrhea all the way … Continue reading

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When is a sore throat something worse?

When is a sore throat something worse?  A peritonsillar abscess is a deep infection of the head and neck.  THIS is the something worse I am talking about.  The diagnosis is made by clinical presentation and examination by your physician. … Continue reading

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Common questions about recurrent urinary tract infections in women

What are the risk factors for recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)? In premenopausal women, the risk factors are new or multiple sexual partners, having a UTI before age 15, sexual intercourse three or more times per week, spermicide use In postmenopausal … Continue reading

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Why is my face drooping on one side?

Bell palsy is an acute, sudden onset of facial nerve paralysis.  This is not due to a stroke (when the brain does not get enough oxygen).    But, emergent care is needed to confirm that this is a palsy and … Continue reading

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If you have heart disease you SHOULD GET A FLU VACCINE!

Okay, the capitals may have been too much… but studies have shown that the influenza vaccination may reduce death from cardiovascular disease. Observational studies have shown an association between receipt of the flu vaccine and a lower risk of cardiovascular … Continue reading

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