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  • An Update on the Measles Outbreak in the US April 29, 2019

    What are the newest guidelines for measles vaccinations?

    • Adults with no evidence of immunity should get 1 dose of MMR. Immunity is defined as documented receipt of 1 dose, or 2 doses, 4 weeks apart if high risk, of live measles virus-containing vaccine, laboratory evidence of immunity or ... Continue Reading
    • Adult ADD April 2, 2019

      Attention Please: ADD/ADHD is Not Just a Childhood Condition

      In the 21stcentury, it’s standard procedure to test unfocused, impulsive and restless children who struggle to achieve in school for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit ... Continue Reading

    • The Age of Anxiety January 11, 2019

      Higher Anxiety? Our ‘age of anxiety’ began four centuries ago

      It can come on suddenly and intensely, causing shaking, confusion and difficulty breathing for no apparent reason…trigger an irrational avoidance of elevators or public transportation…or become ... Continue Reading

    • The Enemy Within: Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise January 16, 2018

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      A condition that is thought to have tripled in prevalence over the last 50 years, impacting over 23 million people, could justifiably be seen as an epidemic, or at least, a growing ... Continue Reading

    • Bring It Down: Healthy Blood Pressure Numbers May Go Even Lower November 20, 2017

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      If you’ve ever wondered why a blood pressure check is part of almost every visit to a doctor’s office, consider what is communicated through the familiar black cuff in just a few seconds. The force of blood pushing ... Continue Reading

    • Joint Assets November 20, 2017

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      The aching, swollen, stiff joints associated with osteoarthritis (OA) have long been considered an inexorable result of aging. According to conventional wisdom, cartilage, the smooth connective tissue on the end of bones that cushion the joints, simply breaks down over ... Continue Reading

    • Medical Mysteries – Sneeze, Shivers, Yawns, Goose Bumps and Hiccups January 27, 2014

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      The miracles of the human body are on continual display each day. Even involuntary actions, such as sneezing and shivering, help our bodies function optimally.

      The big sneeze.

      Every time we breathe in foreign particles, sensors in our noses and ... Continue Reading

    • Peripheral Neuropathy August 27, 2013

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      It can start as “pins and needles,” as if your hand or foot has fallen asleep, followed by burning, feelings of electric shock, muscle weakness, or extreme sensitivity to the lightest touch. Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a chronic and ... Continue Reading

    • Eyes – In Focus April 27, 2013

      It is safe to assume that many readers of this newsletter put on their reading glasses first! For most of us, vision changes seem to be noticed in our 40’s. We may have first noticed ... Continue Reading

    • Osteoporosis – Can you avoid the break? August 27, 2012

      One in two women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) reports that by 2020, half of all male and female Americans over the age ... Continue Reading