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Exercise Induced Bronchospasm

Exercise-induced bronchospasm, non-physicians may call this exercise-induced asthma. What is this? It is respiratory distress or wheezing that starts within 15 minutes of exercise onset. Usually it resolves within 15-60 minutes after exercise stops. This can occur in endurance athletes, … Continue reading

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What are “red flag” symptoms for those with low back pain?

What are “red flag” symptoms for those with low back pain?  When a patient presents to the office or hospital with low back pain, we are looking for the “red flag” (or VERY concerning symptoms) because it reveals that there … Continue reading

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Inflammatory bowel update

Inflammatory bowel update.  Of note, inflammatory bowel includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.  Inflammatory bowel disease is not irritable bowel.  I recently attended a lecture by a local gastroenterologist  Here are some of the “pearls” from that talk… Patients with … Continue reading

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Do you want to pay less for your medicine co-pays?

  Do you want to pay less for your medicine co-pays?  Who doesn’t?!  A recent JAMA article (see link below) looked at 9.5 million medication claims and found that nearly 23% of patients paid more through their insurance co-pays than … Continue reading

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What helps knee arthritis pain?

What helps knee arthritis pain?  It depends on how long the knee present has been present… For those with 4 to 12 weeks of knee pain, beneficial interventions are tai chi, home-based exercise (physical therapy can help get you started), … Continue reading

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Your prescriptions are being monitored!

Your prescriptions are being monitored!  For years I have received information from insurance companies to let me know which patients are not compliant with their medications.  How do they know this?  They watch how often you pick up a refill … Continue reading

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What are some things a doctor should know about the elderly LGBTQ community?

What are some things a doctor should know about the elderly LGBTQ community?  I recently attended a panel discussion about medically related LGBTQ issues.  Here are some of the take-home messages 50% of nursing home staff thought “their colleagues” would … Continue reading

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