Tag Archives: Family Doctor

Is there a link between weight and cancer?

Is there a link between weight and cancer?  We think yes!  Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“The CDC”) published a report that being overweight or obese significantly increased the risk of developing at least 13 (!) … Continue reading

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There is a new shingles vaccine in town… and it’s great!

Theres a new shingles vaccine in town… and it’s great!  The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)– the guru organization regarding immunizations– has just voted to recommend preferential use of a NEW shingles vaccine (Shingrix) instead of the currently available … Continue reading

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More myth-busting! This time let’s tackle preventive care!

More myth-busting! This time let’s tackle preventive care!  I am a myth-buster of preventive care ideas.   //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: “ca-pub-7405337964326057”, enable_page_level_ads: true }); Are you a woman (at routine risk and) concerned about getting ovarian … Continue reading

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Myth-busting heart and lung thoughts

Yes, I am a myth-buster and this time it is about heart and lung medical care. If you have heart failure BUT you also have a preserved ejection fraction (as seen on heart cath or echo), consider NOT taking a … Continue reading

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Wow! Stop the presses. Pap scheduling change.

Wow! Stop the presses. Pap scheduling change.  I know…every woman loves to go in to her doctor for a pap.  (Just kidding.)  Years ago we performed paps every year on every woman and that’s how the “annual visit” became synonymous … Continue reading

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I am a myth-buster! Myth-busting at musculoskeletal issues…

Yes, call me a myth-buster!  In my recent family medicine journal there is a fantastic article (with research to back up their recommendations) that helps with musculoskeletal issues.  Which of these categories do you fit in?! Are you a middle-aged … Continue reading

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To follow is NOT a sexy topic, but very important– how to prevent falls for yourself (…or your parent)

To follow is NOT a sexy topic, but very important– how to prevent falls for yourself (…or your parent.) Why is this important?  Every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall.  Each fall-related hospitalization costs an average of … Continue reading

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