Tag Archives: University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine

Antibiotic prescribing is rampant at urgent care and retail clinics. Does this surprise anyone?!

Antibiotic prescribing is rampant at urgent care and retail clinics.  Does this surprise anyone? JAMA Internal Medicine recently published a study including 2.7 million urgent care visits, 48,000 retail clinic visits, 4.8 million emergency department visits and 148.5 million medical … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding linked with reduction in diabetes…

Breastfeeding linked with reduction in diabetes… This is not new news, as my children are now teenagers…and this was known then. What is new is the percentage DROP in incidence of diabetes in mothers who breastfed per JAMA Internal Medicine. … Continue reading

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One more form of birth control “bites the dust.”

One more form of birth control “bites the dust.”  Which one?  What was its history? Why? The Bayer company is taking Essure off the market.  Essure was marketed as a nonsurgical alternative to “tying tubes.”  Instead of a surgical tubal … Continue reading

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Medicare’s proposed fee payment changes are NOT in your best interest…

Medicare’s proposed fee payment changes are NOT in your best interest… Medicare would like to “streamline” physician documentation.  And, in exchange for this, they are decreasing the reimbursement for many office visits.  Most Medicare patients are complex, as there is … Continue reading

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What are the chances to be on opioids after initial use of opioids?

What are the chances a patient will be on opioids after initial use of opioids?  I recently attended a lecture discussing opiate addiction and its far-reaching aspects. How soon does habituation to opioids occur? There was an interesting study out … Continue reading

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Teens and drug use

Why do people use drugs?  They want to change the way they feel to fit in with peers, to be less inhibited they’re bored life sucks (they’re angry, jealous, sad, abused) “for the fun of it.” Judgment in drug-use is … Continue reading

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After 23 years, I’ve delivered my last baby.

  After 23 years, I’ve delivered my last baby.  As a family physician, I have loved caring for patients— from conception til death.  And, honestly, prenatal visits and new parenting visits are some of my favorite times with patients!  I’ve juggled … Continue reading

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