Tag Archives: University of Nevada School of Medicine

More myth-busting! This time let’s tackle preventive care!

More myth-busting! This time let’s tackle preventive care!  I am a myth-buster of preventive care ideas.   //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: “ca-pub-7405337964326057”, enable_page_level_ads: true }); Are you a woman (at routine risk and) concerned about getting ovarian … Continue reading

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Do you have toenail fungus? What can you do about it?

Do you have toenail fungus? What can you do about it? flickr.com/photos/45471172@N08/9714122727 Who gets this?  8% of adults have onychomycosis (toenail fungus).  The prevalence increases with age with more than 50% of those over 70 year of age having it.  … Continue reading

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Myth-busting heart and lung thoughts

Yes, I am a myth-buster and this time it is about heart and lung medical care. If you have heart failure BUT you also have a preserved ejection fraction (as seen on heart cath or echo), consider NOT taking a … Continue reading

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I am a myth-buster! Myth-busting at musculoskeletal issues…

Yes, call me a myth-buster!  In my recent family medicine journal there is a fantastic article (with research to back up their recommendations) that helps with musculoskeletal issues.  Which of these categories do you fit in?! Are you a middle-aged … Continue reading

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To follow is NOT a sexy topic, but very important– how to prevent falls for yourself (…or your parent)

To follow is NOT a sexy topic, but very important– how to prevent falls for yourself (…or your parent.) Why is this important?  Every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall.  Each fall-related hospitalization costs an average of … Continue reading

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Family medicine question and answers 2

What is the most effective duration of nicotine replacement?  (This study was conducted only in patients also receiving extensive telephone counseling on tobacco cessation.)  8 weeks.  Beyond 2 months, continued nicotine replacement did not help with stopping-smoking rates. What helps … Continue reading

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Medical school knowledge…

Most of the medical school information that I learned 25 years ago is now known to be false.  I recently read a quote that medical “tradition is no longer the bedrock of (good)  practice.”  Oh, that is so true. We physicians … Continue reading

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