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Adventure Medical Kits

What if your routine cross-country ski jaunt turned emergent and you were stranded – would you be able to spend a night out in the mountains?  Or how about an incapacitating sprained ankle or illness during the backpacking trip – how would you deal with that?  Having the right medical gear is simple and mightView Article
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Controversy in Prostate Cancer Screening

The US Preventive Services Task Force ignited a firestorm of controversy within the medical community by announcing that the PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test should no longer be recommended as a routine screening tool for detection of prostate cancer.  However, many patient advocacy groups and physicians disagree with the proposed guideline change. Citing 5View Article
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The Hidden Epidemic of Celiac Disease

What disease can destroy the lining of the gut without you even knowing?  What disease is present in about 1 in 133 people, yet only diagnosed in about 3% of those who have it?  Celiac disease… What is Celiac Disease? Wheat and other grains are made up mostly of starch.  About 10-15% of wheat isView Article
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Noninsulin Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes

 
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DOT BP Guidelines

What is the effect on driver certification based on FMCSA hypertension stages? A driver with a diagnosis of hypertension on treatment should have at least an annual certification. A driver with a Blood pressure (BP) 140/90 may be certified for 2 years. First time BP elevated: Stage 1 – BP 140-159/90-99 Certification Period 1 yearView Article
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Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP) Comparisons

 
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Go Organic with the Dirty Dozen

The “USDA Organic” label is familiar to most shoppers, yet there is confusion about the definition of organic. And while many people purchase organic foods, others feel they can’t afford it. Still others think it doesn’t matter and is not worth the extra cost. While I do recommend organic foods, there are pitfalls in theView Article
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Death via the Prescription Pad

Primum non nocere or “first, do no harm” is taught to all healthcare providers, so that we might always remember that in our efforts to do something good we also risk doing something bad. Physicians, much like politicians, often feel the need to do something even when it may not be in the best interestView Article
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Calm but not Fatigued

We all want to be in the mental “zone” — you know, between having plenty of energy yet feeling calm and relaxed. For so many of my patients this seems to be a paradox. Seeking that morning “get up and go” energy with caffeine or sugar, feeling anxious and unsettled throughout the day, and finallyView Article
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Covid19 Therapies

Covid19 infection presents some unique and serious challenges.  We’ve learned much about the details of the infection in general, why some groups are at much higher risk of death from the infection and why many people who recover from the initial illness continue with ongoing symptoms.  We’ve also found there is much you can doView Article
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