Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters — Do You Need One?

Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters — Do You Need One?

Are you paying attention to the news but still unclear about today’s recommendations for the Covid-19 vaccine? If so, you’re not alone. We’ve heard about meetings of special committees, meetings of FDA and CDC, and still sometimes the information seems as clear as mud. Let’s talk about what the newest recommendations mean for you. Nothing is set in stone Keep in mind that recommendations for Covid-19 vaccines are likely to

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Insomnia – a common problem

Insomnia – a common problem

It’s been three years since this article was originally posted. But one of the most common problems patients still ask me about is difficulty sleeping. It was time to pull this article out, update it, and repost it. Ruby, the lab in the photos, isn’t with us any more. But she set a great example of what it’s like to sleep soundly, and to be alert when you’d rather be

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Blood Pressure: Knowing Your Numbers and Goals

Blood Pressure: Knowing Your Numbers and Goals

Greetings, everybody! I am glad to be back after a lengthy absence, and I hope this article finds you well. The topic for this article is blood pressure. Now, I’m confident that most of us have heard about blood pressure. However, how many people know their goal blood pressure, and why it is important to have your blood pressure controlled? I hope to provide answers to clarify some of these

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Turmeric — A Popular Supplement, but is it Useful?

Turmeric — A Popular Supplement, but is it Useful?

Turmeric is widely available as a dietary supplement. It seems to be getting more and more popular, and lots of my patients either take it or wonder if they should. The most common reason people use turmeric is pain from osteoarthritis, so that’ll be the focus of this post. We’ll explore the pros and cons of turmeric to help you decide if it’s right for you. But first, some background.

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