Tag Archives: Reno

Is anxiety getting in the way of your mask wearing?

Is anxiety getting in the way of your mask wearing? Masks help contain the coronavirus and it is each of our responsibilities to support our community. Here’s a desensitization program which should help you wear one more comfortably. Of note… … Continue reading

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University of Nevada Reno school of Medicine free health clinics!

University of Nevada Reno school of Medicine is offering free health clinics! And 200 free flu shots. Who is invited? Underinsured, uninsured and those without social security numbers are welcome! When? For children through adults October 6. October 23 November … Continue reading

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Why should YOU have a primary-care physician who knows you?

Why should YOU have a primary-care physician who knows you? Here’s a beautifully-written NYTimes article about the emotionally-satisfying, save-you-money, have-your-concerns-be-heard, life-altering ways that you having a relationship with your Primary care physician can alter your life. Read on….

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How can physicians help patients keep prescription cost down?

How can physicians help patients keep prescription costs down? This is a very important and constantly changing problem.  Pharmaceutical companies have figured out how to get more money for their prescriptions.  Some ways to keep inflated prices are that there … Continue reading

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Hyperthroidism, an overactive gas pedal to our body…

Hyperthyroidism.  This is when the thyroid gland (the gas pedal to our body) is working too hard.    The actual definition is an excessive concentration of thyroid hormones. This can be caused by the body making too many thyroid hormones or … Continue reading

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Summer travel is upon us: International travel and medication advice!

International travel and medication advice.  As the summer travel season heats up, what should you know about medications and travel? There are two great websites, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to … 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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NEW Cancer Screening Recommendations

  NEW Cancer Screening Recommendations. To help diagnose breast cancer, the American Cancer Society suggests mammography starting at 45 years of age with annual screening until 54 years of age and then every other year after 54. To prevent cervical … Continue reading

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AARP Bulletin with medical tips from yours truly!

AARP Bulletin with medical tips from yours truly!Disclaimer:  Talk to your doctor about your specific knee pain.  If you are walking around with bone-on-bone arthritis, you may need a total knee replacement (and NOT be a candidate for conservative management).  … Continue reading

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