Tag Archives: University of Nevada

A taboo topic: heavy menstrual bleeding

A taboo topic: heavy menstrual bleeding…Do you have heavy menstrual bleeding? There are lots of ways to fix this.  The most effective method is to remove the uterus (a hysterectomy) but this method comes with surgical risks and (of course) … 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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I helped write an article on NerdWallet.com Travel medical advice…

I helped write an article on NerdWallet.com… Travel medical advice… https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/travel/how-to-avoid-germs-on-planes/        

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Does calcium and vitamin D help with community-dwelling older adults?

Does calcium and vitamin D help with community-dwelling older adults?  JAMA put out a great article recently about calcium and vitamin D and its help to decrease fractures. The low down on this study is that in this meta-analysis (meaning … Continue reading

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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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