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FREE medical treatment!

May 7, 10, & 14: Student Outreach Clinics UNR Med students will provide FREE medical services in Lovelock and Reno to Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured, or without a social security number at three events in the next two … Continue reading

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How to decrease your chance of getting a blood clot while traveling?

How to decrease your chance of getting a blood clot while traveling? Asymptomatic blood clots, otherwise called deep venous thrombosis (DVT), is most common form, occurs in 2-4% of high-risk travelers. What is a “high-risk” traveler?  Currently have cancer, recently … Continue reading

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Emergency contraception, an interesting topic….

Are you wondering what form of emergency contraception is the safest and most effective for preventing pregnancy? If a woman has a single episode of unprotected intercourse, she can conceive a child.  Nearly 50% of US pregnancies are unintended.  The … Continue reading

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Treatment of the common cold

The common cold is exactly that…. Very common. There are only a few safe and effective treatments available.  Common cold symptoms: thin nasal drainage, nasal congestion, cough, sore throat, fatigue, low-grade fever. Treatment: Antibiotics should NOT be used for an … Continue reading

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Rural Outreach Medical Clinic (with vaccines!) this Saturday!

Silver Springs Rural Outreach Clinic UNR Med will provide medical services to the Silver Springs community during a Rural Outreach Clinic from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on March 5 at 3595 Hwy 50 Suite 1. What services are offered? Patients can … Continue reading

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Do you have trouble swallowing? Food getting stuck? What should you watch out for?

The medical term for difficulty swallowing is dysphagia. Dysphagia is a frequent occurrence and is often underreported. Esophageal dysphagia feels like food cannot pass from the esophagus to thestomach. There are a few conditions that cause this. ·        An esophageal … Continue reading

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Prediabetes. Is this diagnosis important? Helpful? Harmful?

Prediabetes.  Is this diagnosis important? Helpful? Harmful? Before 2004, hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugars) was not considered significant.  The American Diabetes Association began in 2004 labeling elevated blood sugars of prediabetes to increase awareness and prompt physicians and patients to act.  … Continue reading

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Do you have green toenail discoloration?

Do you have green toenail discoloration? Green toenail discoloration is also called green nail syndrome.  This results from a pseudomonas infection.  Predisposing factors for green nail syndrome: Tinea infection of the nails (because it alters the nail plate making the … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C. What you should know?

How many have hepatitis C?  It’s estimated that there are 3.7 million in the US with hepatitis C.  The incidence of acute hepatitis C infection quadrupled (!) between 2010 and 2018.  Only 52% of those with chronic HCV know they … Continue reading

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Do you really need that pap? See the updated cervical cancer screening guidelines.

Updated cervical cancer screening guidelines.  Do you really need that pap? Why test for cervical cancer?  4000 patients still die annually from cervical cancer.  This is dramatically decreased compared to the 1950s, but racial and socioeconomic disparities continue to contribute … Continue reading

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