Tag Archives: family practice

Peanut allergies in infants

Peanut allergies in infants.  The New England Journal of Medicine published an update on peanut allergies in infants and what to do to decrease them. Did you know? 2% of US children have a peanut allergy Peanut allergy is the … Continue reading

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“Pajama time” finishing clinic notes? How does your doctor finish their day?

“Pajama time” finishing clinic notes? How does your doctor finish their day? The New England Journal of medicine ran an interesting article. Attached is a graph of how doctors finish their day. It’s absurd. I urge my kids (and every … Continue reading

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Pancreatic cancer is an uncommon and deadly cancer

Pancreatic cancer is an uncommon AND deadly cancer.  It is the 12th most common cause of cancer in the US and usually diagnosed at an advanced stage.  Only 3% of stage III patients are alive at 5 years.  Pancreatic cancer … Continue reading

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Preconception counseling

Preconception counseling.  Often preconception counseling is not done, as half of pregnancies are unplanned. But, when I have a woman come to the office to discuss what she should do in anticipation of pregnancy or I see a woman of … Continue reading

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Worth the read: What it’s like being a doctor.

Worth the read: What it’s like being a doctor. One key point Malcolm Gladwell addresses are the motivations of physicians to dedicate their (my!) life to doctoring and the increasing need to be an insurance claim expert. Read on… it’s … Continue reading

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Want a synopsis of a Pulitzer-prize-winning oncologist/author with FASCINATING ideas?

Want a synopsis of a Pulitzer-prize-winning oncologist/author with FASCINATING ideas?  Siddhartha Mukherjee MD, PhD this week came to University of Nevada Reno and spoke to a packed crowd. Dr. Mukherjee has written two books: The Emperor of all Maladies: A … Continue reading

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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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