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Top 10 list of allergens…

The top 10 allergens (and how to avoid exposure) … Tixocortol pivalate (a steroid) Propylene glycol Methylchloroisothiazolinone Formaldehyde Cocamidopropylbetaine Lanolin Benzalkonium chloride Fragrance and balsam of peru Neomycin Nickel Tixocortol pixilate is a steroid present in creams like hydrocortisone acetate. … Continue reading

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Do you need one more reason to breastfeed?

Do you need one more reason to breastfeed? Breastfeeding has been found to help the infant populate their gut biome.   A study was recently done which showed that there is vertical transfer of microbes from the mother to her … Continue reading

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What you should know about spider bites

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Great editorial on the changing medical times…

Great editorial on the changing medical times… In a recent Family Medicine journal one physician poetically writes about that contemporary medical practice is a continuous process of updating medical practices and frank change.  “Choosing Wisely” is a new practice which … Continue reading

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Proton pump weaning…

Proton pump weaning…  Many patients are on PPIs (like omeprazole) for gastroesophageal reflux disease.  It is thought that PPIs should only be used on a short-term basis for conditions like reflux or erosive esophagitis. Consider stopping the PPI medication and … Continue reading

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Fecal transplant, anyone?!

Fecal transplant, anyone?  Yes, this is a viable treatment.Fecal transplantation is used to treat an intestinal infection called Clostridium difficile or “c. diff.” The clinical spectrum of C. difficile infection can vary from asymptomatic or mild diarrhea all the way … Continue reading

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How does your doctor spend her workday?

How does your doctor spend their workday?  There is actually an even split between office visits (read this: patient-care visits) and the “paperwork” that goes along with it.  As a residency faculty who teaches new doctors, I have long told … Continue reading

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