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The Flu and Flu Shots: Misery, Myths, and Misconceptions

Columnist: James Devore, M.D.
Oct, 2016 Issue

A case of the real flu is putting you in the Octagon with the biggest meanest bully on the block. You're going to to take a beating.

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The Health Care Debate in Three Simple Questions

Columnist: James Devore, M.D.
Oct, 2016 Issue

Health care systems will be given a fixed dollar amount to care for a set population.

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Polypharmacy

Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Jul, 2016 Issue

As a society, American patients are out of control with their appetite for more and more drugs.

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Sick Sense

Author: James DeVore, M.D.
Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Apr, 2016 Issue

I’m quite certain that most doctors today rely on their instincts in much the same way.

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The Art of Hand Washing

Author: Kirk Pappas, M.D.
Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Mar, 2016 Issue

I can’t stress enough the importance of washing your hands, so I’ll use science to support the choices I’m going to recommend

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A Healthy Relationship

Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Feb, 2016 Issue

Doctors need to know, as completely as possible, what's going on with you if they're to help you with your health.

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Does Your Doctor Have the Blues?

Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Dec, 2015 Issue

EMR was supposed to be the answer to comprehensive, coordinated medical care in the 21st century.

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The Four Habits: A Pathway to Healthy Communication

Author: Kirk Pappas, M.D.
Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Oct, 2015 Issue

Active listening is key in all relationships.

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Aging and Rabbit Stew

Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Sep, 2015 Issue

They key to embracing the aging process is exercise.

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Full Disclosure vs. TMI

Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Jun, 2015 Issue

Is honesty always the best policy?

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40 Years in the Trenches

Columnist: James DeVore, M.D.
Mar, 2015 Issue

Dr. DeVore takes a look at how health care has changed since the 1970s.

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The Health of Happiness

Author: James DeVore, M.D.
Nov, 2014 Issue

The pursuit of happiness can manifest in many forms, and the result is improved health.

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Pot Is No Different

Author: James DeVore, M.D.
Sep, 2014 Issue

Medical marijuana has its benefits, but patients also need to be aware of its drawbacks.

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Does Your Doctor-Patient Relationship Need a Checkup?

Author: James DeVore, M.D.
Jun, 2014 Issue

With health care reform in effect, it’s important to ensure you and your doctor can still communicate easily.

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The Unseen Damage

The fires that raged through Sonoma and Napa counties last October have the potential to create lasting psychological effects on individuals and communities, straining an already stressed mental healt...

Being Heart Safe

Imagine this: You’re in your office working at your desk and a coworker approaches in distress, collapsing in front of you. What would you do? Your mind would probably race: Is this a heart atta...

How to Stay Fit and Healthy

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? That’s the question once posed by Satchel Paige, who became a legend in his lifetime, known as perhaps the best pitcher in baseball...

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