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What does it mean if a medical resident doctor is caring for you?

What does it mean if a medical resident doctor is caring for you? Medical school graduates are starting and they are awesome! I’ve been a physician, educating physicians for 22 years. It has been a pleasure to teach and me … Continue reading

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Should you take your once-a-day blood pressure medication at night or in the morning?

Researchers randomized over 19,000 patients to find the answer to this question.  Patients who took their medications at bedtime had less likelihood of having an adverse event.  This means just changing the time of your blood pressure medication decreased your … Continue reading

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Want to boost your immune system?

Do you want to boost your immune system? I was recently asked “What was I doing to boost my immune system?” This got me thinking about what do we know about this… Here is my research. The strength of our … Continue reading

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Exercise. Why? and how?

Exercise has benefits! Lower incidence of heart disease, type 2 diabetes. Live longer.  Consider that your time exercise may be paid back to you later in life in longevity. Better circulation Ward of depression Makes you more creative, have more … Continue reading

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Do you suspect dementia in your loved one?

Do you suspect dementia in your loved one? There are many ways to investigate if dementia is present. Your physician may give a screening test like the Mini Cog, the General Practitional Assessment of Cognition, or the Ascertain Dementia 8-item … Continue reading

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Thyroid cancer. Should we screen for this?

Thyroid cancer. Should we screen for this? There are organizations who look over all the known data and update us, physicians, on what screening tests are beneficial to the population as a whole. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) … Continue reading

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Saline irrigation. It’s worth your time.

Saline irrigation. It’s worth your time. Saline irrigation of your nose decreases the severity of allergy symptoms. You buy the nasal irrigation (like a Neti Pot) once and then it washes away allergens in your sinuses. Allergic rhinitis is the … Continue reading

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How can we treat threatened miscarriages?

We have begun using progetogens to reduce the risk of miscarriage. This significantly decreases the rate of miscarriage compared to placebo. How common are miscarriages? Miscarriages occur in 15 to 20% of pregnancies. A “threatened” miscarriage is defined as any … Continue reading

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Do omega-3 fatty acids prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease?

Do omega-3 fatty acids prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease? A study of nearly 25,000 patients found no benefit as primary prevention (someone who does not already have the problem) of cardiovascular disease or cancer. Want more information: New England Journal … Continue reading

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When to potty train?

As a physician of a significant pediatric population, I am often asked questions about potty training… when it goes well, it goes well. When it does not, parents think/talk about it for years. When to start potty training? More than … Continue reading

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