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The Medicinal Benefits of Home Remedies

Author: Salvatore Iaquinta, M.D.
Feb, 2018 Issue

Every now and then, it’s worthwhile to explore medical folklore, alternative treatments and home remedies. Just because it isn’t taught in medical school, doesn’t mean there isn’t a kernel of truth in it. Sometimes all it takes is an exploration and a good scientific study to learn grandma’s old-fashioned treatment isn’t farfetched.


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The Impact of Opioids

Author: Rajina Ranadive, M.D.
Jan, 2018 Issue

The opiate crisis is affecting everyone. It’s crucial that we protect ourselves, our loved ones and our community from opiate abuse, misuse, addiction and overdose. The best way to do that is with information, so we can recognize this when it happens to us or to someone we care about. Opiates, which include prescription pain medications such as hydrocodone, codeine, oxycontin, fentanyl and heroin, killed more than 33,000 people in the United States in 2015. Six out of every 10 drug overdose deaths involve an opioid.


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So What Causes Cancer Anyway

Author: Peter Brett, M.D.
Dec, 2017 Issue

I met Maura Johnston two months ago. (Her name and patient details have been altered to protect anonymity.) She was an intriguing person, but what was most interesting was it seemed she\\\\\\\'d done everything “right” in her life, which I find unusual. She\\\\\\\'d grown up in the Bay Area with a supportive family, attended college and holds a challenging and rewarding job in marketing for a winery. Now 42, she has a loving husband and two daughters, ages 6 and 8.  Maura gets up early every morning to run four to five miles before heading to work. She had smoked “two cigarettes” in college, none since.  She enjoyed a glass of wine a few times a week, never more. No one in her family was ever diagnosed with cancer.


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The Healing Power of Gratitude

Columnist: Kirk Pappas, M.D.
Jan, 2017 Issue

Small and specific gestures of gratitude are the most powerful.


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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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A Healthy Heart Is a Happy Heart

Columnist: Steve Levenberg, D.O.
Sep, 2016 Issue

Taking good care of your heart is a matter of doing the things we've advocated in this column over and over again.


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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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The Healing Power of Conversation

Jun, 2016 Issue

In the work world or as a parent (or child of an aging parent) we're each presented issues almost daily that deserve our attention.


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Womens Health at All Ages

May, 2016 Issue

Prevention of HPV infection holds the hope of true prevention for cervical cancer.


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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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Leaves of Three

Author: Steven Levenberg, D.O.
Nov, 2015 Issue

 It’s important to recognize poison oak in all its seasonal phases to avoid contact.


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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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The Silent Killer

Columnist: Steven Levenberg, D.O.
Aug, 2015 Issue

Checking blood pressure regularly and making necessary lifestyle changes can save your life if you have hypertension.


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What Is Past Is Prologue

Columnist: Kirk Pappas, M.D.
Jul, 2015 Issue

Dr. Pappas takes a big-picture look at the current state of the Affordable Care Act.


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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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Resilience As a Vital Sign

Columnist: Kirk Pappas, M.D.
May, 2015 Issue

Take your resilience “pulse.” It’s a vital sign in your life and the lives of others.


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The Health Benefits of Wine

Columnist: Steven Levenberg, D.O.
Apr, 2015 Issue

Drink up, people—but keep it moderate.


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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 Power of Prevention

Author: Kirk Pappas, M.D.
Feb, 2015 Issue

The power of prevention is in your hands.


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Screening

Author: Steven Levenberg, D.O.
Jan, 2015 Issue

Screening tests can be an important step toward identifying common health problems.


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