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How to prevent delirium:

How to prevent delirium: Delirium is an acute confusional state.  There’s an alteration of consciousness with decreased ability to focus, sustain or shift attention.  Delirium usually develops over hours to days and may fluctuate during the course of the day.  … Continue reading

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Toenail fungus. How to treat? How to avoid it?

Toenail fungus. How to treat?  How to avoid it? Onychomycosis is a chronic fungal infection of the fingernail or toenail bed. This leads to brittle, discolored, unsightly, and thickened nails. Untreated, onychomycosis can cause pain, discomfort and may negatively impact … Continue reading

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Facts about pregnancy and covid

The vaccine is safe for mom (are you a future mom?!) and baby.

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Physical INACTIVITY is associated with a higher risk for severe covid 19 bad outcomes!

Physical INACTIVITY is associated with a higher risk for severe covid 19 bad outcomes! What is the research?  There was a recent study done with 50,000 patients.  This research was at Kaiser where exercise is considered a vital sign, which … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis and menopause: What you should know…

Osteoporosis and menopause: What you should know… How common is osteoporosis?  Almost half of women older than 50 years will experience a fracture related to osteoporosis in their lifetimes.  These fractures often resulting in significant symptoms and impairment of function … Continue reading

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Urinary complications of menopause

Urinary complications of menopause. Stress incontinence: leaking. 1.One nonsurgical intervention is an intravaginal pessary help give support to the bladder neck. 2.Surgical options: Mesh (the size of scotch tape) can form a hammock to keep the urethra upright.  The mesh … Continue reading

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The sexual history questions your physician may ask…

The sexual history questions your physician may ask… The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated their “A Guide to Taking a Sexual History.”  The list is usually tailored to those questions that seem appropriate for the patient. … Continue reading

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How to decrease your risk of getting breast cancer?

How to decrease your risk of getting breast cancer? Breastfeed your babies!  It is also convenient, good for baby, and free. Lose weight.  For postmenopausal women with obesity (BMI >30), there is a 20-40% INCREASED risk of breast cancer.  In … Continue reading

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How to decrease your chance of getting a blood clot while traveling?

How to decrease your chance of getting a blood clot while traveling? Asymptomatic blood clots, otherwise called deep venous thrombosis (DVT), is most common form, occurs in 2-4% of high-risk travelers. What is a “high-risk” traveler?  Currently have cancer, recently … Continue reading

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Pertussis. Whooping cough. What you should know…

Pertussis.  Whooping cough.  What you should know… Pertussis is also called whooping cough.  It continues to be a public health concern (with nearly 20 million infections worldwide yearly) despite there being an effective vaccine.  My husband got whooping cough years … Continue reading

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