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Want a Covid test performed?

Want a Covid test performed in Washoe County? Washoe county residents can now get Coronavirus testing even if asymptomatic.  They must still complete the questionnaire, then go to the site as directed to schedule an appointment. https://aca.accela.com/WASHOE-COVID19/Welcome.aspx

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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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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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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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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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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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