Tag Archives: University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine

Half of urine drug screens revealed improper medication use!

Half of urine drug screens revealed improper medication use!  Wow.  A study of over 4,000,000 (!) urine drug screens showed that 52% of patients were taking inappropriate medication.  The most common combination of medications misused were opioids (pain medicines) and … Continue reading

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Radon. Why to test? How to test? What’s important?

Radon. Why to test? How to test? What’s important? Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.  It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released in soil, rock and water from the natural decay of uranium  Levels in the outdoors pose a … Continue reading

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You may NOT need to take vitamin D…

You may NOT need to take vitamin D… What?!  It has been standard of care to suggest vitamin D3 1000 – 2000 IU a day.  But, recently Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology published a study involving over 53,000 patients which looked … Continue reading

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Tales from the hospital newborn rounds with the medical students. What is a good latch?

Tales from the hospital newborn rounds with the medical students.  What is a good latch?  As a follow-up to my breastfeeding blog, I was asked how to make sure the infant has a good latch onto the breast. This is … 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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Marijuana and adolescents…

Marijuana and adolescents…  I live in Nevada and it is now legal to use marijuana for both recreational and medical use. How prevalent is marijuana use? 5.4% of 8th graders, 14% of 10th graders and 22% of 12th graders have … Continue reading

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Pregnant women, should you ask for skin staples or stitches with a C-section?

Pregnant women, should you ask for skin staples or stitches with a C-section?  A meta-analysis (combined multiple studies) with 2300 patients looked at complication rate or infection, separation, hematomas (blood collections under the skin surface) and cosmetic result. All 10 … Continue reading

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