September 20, 2011

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The ABCs of Skin Cancer

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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September 18, 2011

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HPV Vaccine; Michelle Bachmann should read this blog

Michelle Bachmann’s recent comment that the HPV vaccine caused mental retardation in a daughter of one of her constituents that received the HPV vaccine has been proved to be totally unfounded.  In other words there is no science to back up that statement.  As a matter of fact Michelle Bachmann has been cited as the […]

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September 15, 2011

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Healthy Food in Your Kids’ School

I asked my kids how was the school lunch menu this year knowing that the school had recently made drastic changes to it to make it more healthier. “It sucks” says my daughter.  She then goes on to tell me that instead of chicken fingers and mashed potatoes the school serves chicken fingers and broccoli. […]

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September 13, 2011

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

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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September 11, 2011

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Stoke: It Can Happen To You

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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September 7, 2011

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A Food Journal Will Help You With Weight Loss

As I approach 40 I have noticed that weight loss is becoming more difficult. Please understand that when women age our hormones change making weight control more of an issue than ever.  It used to be when I gained a few pounds I could lose weight easily by increasing exercise or cutting back on my […]

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September 6, 2011

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Tax My Twinkee

Five dollars for a pack of Twinkies! This will be the cry you will hear as the indulgers lay their money across the counter for a little bit of creamy sponge cake delight.  Currently there are high taxes on cigarettes and beer and not that many people are arguing against the fact that these items are not very good for your […]

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September 4, 2011

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Read Food Labels Carefully

While investigating why my diabetic patient’s blood sugars are so elevated. He tells me that he’s eating everything that he is supposed to be eating, but does not understand why his sugars are up so much of the time. I reviewed first what he has been drinking.  I have found during my years of experience coaching […]

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September 3, 2011

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How Much is Too Much?

Portion sizes in regards to our food has gotten to be too much.  How can you blame us chubby Americans about our portion size when we are served so much when we order out? Also, with shows like Man vs. Food and Epic Meal Time we become confused about what is too much. Do we […]

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August 31, 2011

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MRSA (aka marsa)

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) I’m blogging about MRSA today because I want to educate the public about bring their children to the hospitals to visit loved ones.  Although there are hospitals that do not restrict the visitation of children in hospitals in order to make their patients happy to see the little tikes, there should […]

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