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Should women under 50 add a screening breast ultrasound to their screening mammogram yearly?

Should women under 50 add a screening breast ultrasound to their screening mammogram yearly? No.  A study looked at IF adding a breast ultrasound to a screening mammogram for women less than 50 years old (regardless of their breast cancer … Continue reading

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HIV in Nevada in 2020

I recently attended a lecture on HIV in Nevada.  Nevada is way ahead of the nation (read this: we are risky!) HIV Incidence rate is 20 people per 100,000.  The national average is 12.  Nevada has one of the highest … Continue reading

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What should your doctor ask you about your sexual health?

The 5 Ps for sexual history taking Partners.  Who? Men? Women? Transgender? All? How many? Do your partners have sex with others? Practices.  What kind of sex: vaginal, anal, oral?  Do you use condoms?  Why/Why not? Pregnancy.  Do you want … Continue reading

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Will botox help your migraines?

Will botox help your migraines? It depends.  If you have chronic migraines with more than 15 (!) headache days per month and at least 8 of those headaches being a migraine, YES! It will help you.  If you have fewer … Continue reading

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Why(?!) you may NOT need both pneumonia vaccines…

Why are there pneumonia vaccines?  Streptococcus pneumonia infection is the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia.  We know that older people often need hospitalization or they die from this type of bacterial pneumonia.  We added a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to … Continue reading

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Too many medical school graduates?!

Please consider sharing on your page. We need patients to know how this all works. Did you know that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Medical Board of California, there are only 3400 psychiatrists in California with … Continue reading

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What to do (?! )months before your medical degree is official? Medical students helping with the coronavirus pandemic

What to do with exquisite medical knowledge but without a medical degree yet? Due to the pandemic, medical student’s schooling has been turned on its ear. It is all hands-on-deck with patient care and medical students rotations have been curtailed, … Continue reading

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How well did the influenza vaccine do this year?

I know we are hyperfocused on our current pandemia and rightfully so. I recently came across an article discussing the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine for this past season. According to a Feb. 21 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the current … 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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How can we treat threatened miscarriages?

We have begun using progetogens to reduce the risk of miscarriage. This significantly decreases the rate of miscarriage compared to placebo. How common are miscarriages? Miscarriages occur in 15 to 20% of pregnancies. A “threatened” miscarriage is defined as any … Continue reading

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