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Antibiotic prescribing is rampant at urgent care and retail clinics. Does this surprise anyone?!

Antibiotic prescribing is rampant at urgent care and retail clinics.  Does this surprise anyone? JAMA Internal Medicine recently published a study including 2.7 million urgent care visits, 48,000 retail clinic visits, 4.8 million emergency department visits and 148.5 million medical … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding linked with reduction in diabetes…

Breastfeeding linked with reduction in diabetes… This is not new news, as my children are now teenagers…and this was known then. What is new is the percentage DROP in incidence of diabetes in mothers who breastfed per JAMA Internal Medicine. … Continue reading

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Why does your doctor NOT look you in the eye?

Why does your doctor NOT look you in the eye?  Please click to watch this brilliant and entertaining video from a fellow physician Dr. Zubin Damania, better known as rapper ZDoggMD. Entitled “EMRs killed medicine”  

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Medicare’s proposed fee payment changes are NOT in your best interest…

Medicare’s proposed fee payment changes are NOT in your best interest… Medicare would like to “streamline” physician documentation.  And, in exchange for this, they are decreasing the reimbursement for many office visits.  Most Medicare patients are complex, as there is … Continue reading

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At what age should you really (!) start a screening colonoscopy? 45 or 50?

At what age should you really (!) start a screening colonoscopy? 45 or 50?  The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently released an updated guideline that colorectal cancer (CRC) screening begin at age 45 for patients at average risk. Researchers have demonstrated … Continue reading

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New medical interns start specialization training today!

It’s July 1, and new interns have already earned both an undergraduate degree and completed 4 years of medical school. What else do they need to do before “hanging their shingle” and seeing patients as an attending physician? Read on… … Continue reading

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What are the chances to be on opioids after initial use of opioids?

What are the chances a patient will be on opioids after initial use of opioids?  I recently attended a lecture discussing opiate addiction and its far-reaching aspects. How soon does habituation to opioids occur? There was an interesting study out … Continue reading

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