Tag Archives: Family Doctor

Teens and drug use

Why do people use drugs?  They want to change the way they feel to fit in with peers, to be less inhibited they’re bored life sucks (they’re angry, jealous, sad, abused) “for the fun of it.” Judgment in drug-use is … Continue reading

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ADHD evaluation

I recently went to a lecture on ADHD.   There are different ADHD subtypes: combined (hyperactivity with impulsivity), predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive without impulsivity.  The ADHD with hyperactivity is most likely diagnosed because of the child’s attention-getting (conduct disorder) behavior.  Stimulants … Continue reading

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Why should YOU have a primary-care physician who knows you?

Why should YOU have a primary-care physician who knows you? Here’s a beautifully-written NYTimes article about the emotionally-satisfying, save-you-money, have-your-concerns-be-heard, life-altering ways that you having a relationship with your Primary care physician can alter your life. Read on….

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Do you need to safely dispose of medications? Saturday, April 28. Take back medicine day!

Do you have extra medication at home that you no longer use or is expired?  Now is your time.  Saturday, April 26 is take-back-medicine-day! Which medicine should you take back? ANY you are no longer using or needing. It is … Continue reading

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Testosterone replacement. Do you (or your man) need it?

Testosterone replacement.  Do you (or your man) need it? I recently attended a medical conference discussing the subject of testosterone deficiency (and replacement!),  risks and benefits.  I’d like to share what I learned… Direct-to-consumer advertisements.  There are MANY ads to … Continue reading

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Does acupunture help prevent migraines?

Does acupuncture help prevent migraines? Yes!  There is moderate-quality evidence showing that whole-body acupunture may help prevent migraines.   Research has shown that compared to “usual care” acupuncture decreased the frequency of migraines by at least 50% and that this result was … Continue reading

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How to balance work and life? How to perform conscious leadership?

How to balance work and life?  How to perform conscious leadership.   I attended a lecture at University of Nevada Reno Medical School aimed to help balance self, family and work to “achieve success.”  Here are my take-home points… Overview: This … Continue reading

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