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Antibiotic prescribing is rampant at urgent care and retail clinics. Does this surprise anyone?!

Antibiotic prescribing is rampant at urgent care and retail clinics.  Does this surprise anyone? JAMA Internal Medicine recently published a study including 2.7 million urgent care visits, 48,000 retail clinic visits, 4.8 million emergency department visits and 148.5 million medical … Continue reading

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Medicare’s proposed fee payment changes are NOT in your best interest…

Medicare’s proposed fee payment changes are NOT in your best interest… Medicare would like to “streamline” physician documentation.  And, in exchange for this, they are decreasing the reimbursement for many office visits.  Most Medicare patients are complex, as there is … Continue reading

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Teens and drug use

Why do people use drugs?  They want to change the way they feel to fit in with peers, to be less inhibited they’re bored life sucks (they’re angry, jealous, sad, abused) “for the fun of it.” Judgment in drug-use is … Continue reading

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Does acupunture help prevent migraines?

Does acupuncture help prevent migraines? Yes!  There is moderate-quality evidence showing that whole-body acupunture may help prevent migraines.   Research has shown that compared to “usual care” acupuncture decreased the frequency of migraines by at least 50% and that this result was … Continue reading

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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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Are you a woman concerned about breast cancer?

Are you a woman concerned about breast cancer?  There is a fantastic online tool to help you figure out your risk of having breast cancer. https://www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool/  

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