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What is deprescribing and why you should want it?!

What is deprescribing and why you should want it?!  Deprescribing is the act of removing medications that are no longer needed or beneficial. Our health care system is geared toward starting medications and not stopping them.  Did you know that … Continue reading

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Your prescriptions are being monitored!

Your prescriptions are being monitored!  For years I have received information from insurance companies to let me know which patients are not compliant with their medications.  How do they know this?  They watch how often you pick up a refill … Continue reading

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Take teething bead necklaces off of children

Take teething bead necklaces or bracelets off of children. Why?  The FDA reports children have choked on beads that break off and an 18 month-old has died from strangulation from a necklace during a nap. What are they?  Teething jewelry … Continue reading

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Should you believe the physician rating sites?

Should you believe the physician rating sites? I am very skeptical of them. I urge you to question the sites, also. Consider the patients who come to a physician with a personal agenda: wanting a prescription for an inappropriate medication … Continue reading

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Five new changes to medical care…

  Five new changes to medical care… The American Academy of Family Physicians has a “Choosing Wisely” list of changes to medical care (that results from research results). No routine bimanual exam (two-handed pelvic exam on females that we routinely … Continue reading

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Free radon tests! Why to test? How to test? What’s important?

Radon. Why to test? How to test? What’s important? **Short-term tests are free to Nevadans until February 28, 2019 in honor of National Radon Action Month. Look at website (at bottom of post) for locations for test pick up!** Radon … Continue reading

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What are the lung cancer screening recommendations?

What are the lung cancer screening recommendations?  Recently the ACCP (The American College of Chest Physicians) published their new lung cancer screening guidelines. Who should get an ANNUAL lung cancer screening? Adults aged 55 to 77 years of age who … Continue reading

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