Archive | November, 2011

“I’m Sick, I Want An Antibiotic!”

November 27, 2011

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  I see many patients that come to see the nurse practitioner hoping for an antibiotic for their symptoms of cough, runny nose, headache & generalized weakness that has been going on for 2 days.  The examination is basically negative; in other words, there isn’t a specific cause for the symptoms.  If the person smokes I can […]

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Hope for Overweight Children

November 18, 2011

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 Most overweight and obese children are on a path to becoming obese adults at higher risk of  type 2 diabetes high blood pressure, depression, high cholesterol and heart disease cites Goodwin, but if these children can manage to get their weight under control and avoid obesity in adulthood, they are at no higher risk of those health […]

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