March 14, 2019

Advance Care Planning

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Life is precious and should be savored each day with the ones you love.  Unfortunately, death is irrevocable, and it is important for your family that you do adequate planning.  Advance care planning is an important service that is provided by your primary care physician and is usually covered by your insurance.  This allows your […]

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March 7, 2019

National Nutrition Month

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The month of March brings many reasons to celebrate… day light savings, signs of spring and for dietitians…  National Nutrition Month.   This month is the time of year that The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics brings to light the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical habits. There is so […]

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January 14, 2019

New Shingles Vaccine

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Herpes zoster (shingles) results from reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, or chickenpox.  We are unable to predict who will have an outbreak of shingles; however, it does tend to occur more often in individuals over 50 years of age.  It is possible to have recurrences.  Shingles is characterized by a very painful, blistering, rash affecting […]

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November 20, 2018

National Diabetes Month

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November is National Diabetes Month.  Do you have diabetes or know someone that does?  It is likely because 30 million Americans have diabetes with  another 7 million that are walking around that don’t even know they have diabetes.   What is diabetes and why do we need to be concerned about it?  Diabetes is a […]

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April 30, 2018

“It’s Nothing”

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About ten years ago, I went in for a routine ultrasound of my abdomen after experiencing some pain and occasional issues with intermittent discomfort.  I, of course, thought it would be something quite insignificant, but unfortunately, a pancreatic mass was noted and not much else.  This led to a long course of medical diagnostics and […]

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January 25, 2018

Chest Pain

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Chest pain is a commonly encountered complaint in the outpatient setting.  Determining its cause is of utmost importance.  While the majority of chest pain is caused by musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal etiologies, ruling out cardiac ischemia (poor blood flow to the heart) is of major concern.  Other life threatening causes including but not limited to pulmonary […]

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January 9, 2018

Colon Cancer Screening

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When I was in my OB/GYN rotation in med school, the senior resident received a phone call while we were in the OR doing a procedure.  The senior resident handed me the phone.  A third year medical student was the lowest man in training, so I assumed I was in deep trouble.  I hesitated and […]

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December 11, 2017

Shingles Vaccine

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Shingles has been in the news recently after a new vaccine approval was announced. So what is shingles and why should we try to prevent it? Shingles is a painful rash caused by the virus that causes chicken pox, varicella zoster. After an infection with chicken pox, the virus stays in the cells of the […]

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Flu Season
October 19, 2017

Flu Season

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It is October which means influenza season is fast approaching. In fact, we have already had confirmed cases of influenza amongst our patients. Flu is transmitted primarily through respiratory droplets that can travel up to 10 feet with coughing and sneezing; and less far with talking. Flu can also be contracted with hand contact of […]

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June 29, 2017

World Hepatitis Day

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July 28 each year is designated “World Hepatitis Day”.  The purpose of this to raise awareness and stimulate changes in behavior, both political and personal, to reduce the worldwide burden of viral hepatitis. Hepatitis refers to any inflammation in the liver.  This inflammation can be caused by drugs, toxins (most typically alcohol) as well as […]

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