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How long do you expect to live? by George Lundberg, MD

January 16, 2012

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To just what age do you expect to live? You haven’t thought about it? I bet you have. Would you like to live as long as Methuselah? Television’s “Today Show” antes up centenarians to celebrate from time to time. There are about 70,000 American outliers past the age of 100. But that’s out of a […]

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What Do Most American’s Spend 1/3 of Their Life Doing?

January 11, 2012

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What do most Americans spend 1/3 of their life doing? The answer is sleep.  That is an incredible amount of time spent wasted if the sleep you are getting is ineffective.  A large majority of Americans (47 million) are sleep deprived.  One identifying factor is “sleep machismo” in which sleep is considered an expendable luxury […]

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Live, Laugh, Love

January 4, 2012

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Ena Pugh and Lily Willward, British twins who celebrated their 102nd birthday. (Wales News Service)          What is the secret to long life?  Scientists have been studying centurions to discover the secret of long life, but have yet come up with a definative answer.  A diet low in fat and calories and high in anti-oxidants has been […]

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23 & 1/2 Hours: What is the Single Most Important Thing You Can Do for Your Health

January 3, 2012

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Walking

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“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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Steps You Can Take to Prevent Developing Diabetes

October 18, 2011

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This is a repost from: James Haddad who is a medical student who blogs at Abnormal Facies.     In the past decade, the incidence of diabetes in the U.S. has nearly doubled – this is due in large part to the obesity epidemic.  Currently, it is estimated that the lifetime risk of developing diabetes is around […]

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Smoking Past Your Life Expectancy

October 15, 2011

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Here is my stance on cigarette smoking.  Cigarettes have been proven to have detrimental effects on people such as COPD, emphysema, and cancer to name a few.  There have been some that have lived to 80 and 90 years old smoking a pack a day for 60 years. When smokers hear about rare insistences of […]

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The ABCs of Skin Cancer

September 20, 2011

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Summer is coming to an end and winter is just around the corner. ‘Tis the season for tannng beds. I admit to using tanning beds myself for reasons such as building a “base tan” before a tropical vacation. However, I must strongly advise against using tanning beds due to an increased risk of skin cancer.  Tanning beds […]

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Condoms: Would You Wear a Parachute Before Jumping Out of a Plane?

September 13, 2011

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I am here to tell you that I am surprised at the amount of young people (aged 18-30) who come into the urgent care center concerned about the possibility of contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD).   I’ll ask if they use a condom and I think only twice (and I believe I’m being generous) […]

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Stoke: It Can Happen To You

September 11, 2011

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Stoke can happen to anyone. I have personally seen a stroke in a person as young as 42 years old, but it can occur to someone even younger. A stroke is a devastating and life changing event in your life.  A stroke can be minor with very limited deficits or it can be major with […]

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