Tag Archives: Family Medicine

What is “Match Day” for medical students?

What is “Match Day” for medical students? Match Day is a monumental milestone for all graduating fourth-year medical students. There are almost 12,000 residency and fellowship training programs in the US. There are 20,000 medical students graduating with MDs yearly. … Continue reading

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Add this to one more medication that may cause birth defects…

Add this to one more medication that may cause birth defects… There is a study just released with over 100,000 patients which shows that when macrolides (antibiotiocs like erythromycin, azothromycin, and clarithromycin) are used in the first 13 weeks of … Continue reading

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Nutrition pearls. I am often asked how to eat “better”…

Why is it important to eat a healthy diet? Eating the right foods can keep you healthy now and later on in life. Which foods are especially healthy?  ●Fruits and vegetables – Eating fruits and vegetables can help prevent heart … Continue reading

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Diabetes management

Diabetes management!  I recently attended a lecture on diabetes management.  Here are the  nuts and bolts… There are three pillars of diabetes management…  It’s best to max out #1 and #2 or you and your physician will need to travel … Continue reading

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Vocal cord dysfunction

Vocal cord dysfunction. What is this?  Feels like throat tightness, not lung/chest tightness.  Starts less than 5 minutes into exercise and recovers within 5-10 minutes from stopping exercise.  These patients do not benefit from beta-agonist (albuterol) challenge like those who … Continue reading

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What should we do about male-pattern hair growth on females?

What should we do about male-pattern hair growth on females?  The medical term for this condition is hirsutism.  Hirsutism affects 5-10% of premenopausal women and is usually an indication of an underlying endocrine disorder like polycystic ovarian syndrome.  Women with … Continue reading

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What helps knee arthritis pain?

What helps knee arthritis pain?  It depends on how long the knee present has been present… For those with 4 to 12 weeks of knee pain, beneficial interventions are tai chi, home-based exercise (physical therapy can help get you started), … Continue reading

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