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How to pick a probiotic?

How to pick a probiotic? Did you know that in 2012 3.8 million adults and 300,000 children were known to be taking probiotics?!  This is a 400% increase in 5 years. What does a probiotic do?  It transiently changes the … Continue reading

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NEW Cancer Screening Recommendations

  NEW Cancer Screening Recommendations. To help diagnose breast cancer, the American Cancer Society suggests mammography starting at 45 years of age with annual screening until 54 years of age and then every other year after 54. To prevent cervical … Continue reading

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AARP Bulletin with medical tips from yours truly!

AARP Bulletin with medical tips from yours truly!Disclaimer:  Talk to your doctor about your specific knee pain.  If you are walking around with bone-on-bone arthritis, you may need a total knee replacement (and NOT be a candidate for conservative management).  … Continue reading

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Kidneys. How important are they?

Kidneys.  How important are they?  REALLY IMPORTANT.  I have told my kids that the organs that I think are most importance… in order of importance is the brain, then heart, then the kidney. Kidney disease affects 47 million people in … Continue reading

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Why are you hoarse? What should you do?

Why are you hoarse?  What should you do?  There are a multitude of causes of hoarseness.  Hoarseness is a common presentation to primary care physicians.  The causes range from inflammatory processes to psychiatric disorders to more serious systemic, neurologic or … Continue reading

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Who needs sleep apnea screening? And why?

The USPSTF (United States Preventive Services Task Force) is a conservative group that reviews data to give guidelines for physicians. The USPSTF has recently given recommendations on WHO should be screened for sleep apnea. Who should NOT be screened for … Continue reading

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Radon. What is it? Should I test for it? Should I even be concerned?

Radon.  What is it?  Should I test for it?  Should I even be concerned? Radon is a unique environmental health risk.  It comes from uranium and radium natural decay.  Radon is a greater source of natural radiation than exposure to … Continue reading

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