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There’s No Better Time to Commit to Reducing Gun Violence

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 5/30/2018 - 2

As the number of school shootings continues to take a murderous toll on families across the US, it’s time for everyone, including doctors, to make a commitment to reducing firearm-related injuries & deaths. Long-time gun researcher, Garen Wintemute MD, MPH wants doctors to help reduce gun violence now.

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The One Absolutely Amazing Secret That Will Change Your Skin

Fayne Frey, MD - 5/20/2018 - 2

Although there are many anti-aging skin products on the market, the most effective anti-aging preventative is sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB. UVA causes skin aging, UVB causes sunburn, and both cause skin cancer. Covering up and avoiding the midday sun are also important.

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10 Things to Do to Prepare for a Medicare Wellness Visit

Nancy Kupka PhD, RN - 3/28/2018 - 1

Did you know that Medicare covers an Initial Preventive Wellness Examination during the first year (sometimes called the “Welcome to Medicare Physical”) of Medicare B coverage and an Annual Wellness Visit every year after that? Scheduling these appointments is a great way to maintain your overall health.

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Honor Those We’ve Lost – Get Tested on World AIDS Day

John Cunningham and Jean-Marc Halbout, PhD - 12/1/2017 - 0

Today, after nearly three-quarters of a million American citizens have been tragically taken from us, we are at now at a place where we can finally bring an end to AIDS. Medical and diagnostic advances are helping make this vision a reality.

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The End of Spring Doesn’t Mean the End of Allergy Season

Clifford Bassett, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI - 6/4/2017 - 0

It’s important to understand the difference between spring and summer allergies so you can recognize your triggers and begin treatment. Spring allergies are often triggered by tree pollen; summer allergies are often caused by grasses and weeds.

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The Critical Ingredient to the Success of Vaccination Programs

Bill Miller, MD - 2/22/2017 - 1

The success of vaccination programs depends on being familiar with the bitter lessons of our continuous struggle with epidemic infectious diseases.

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What You Need to Know About Fall Allergies, Colds, and Flu

Gustavo Ferrer, MD - 10/22/2016 - 0

There are natural and over-the-counter alternatives to taking antibiotics (which are ineffective) for colds and flu.

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Why Are So Many People Taking Their Chances with Osteoporosis?

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 9/23/2016 - 9

Despite being a physician, trained in endocrinology, and now pretty up-to-date on the treatment of osteoporosis, I just could not bring myself to tell my physician that I would take bisphosphonates. Why is that?

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Mosquito Repellents: Which Ones are Safe and Effective?

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 9/4/2016 - 0

In the age of Zika, knowing which insect repellents are safe and effective, is more important than ever. Here’s a quick review.

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