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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National Immunization Awareness Month is Upon Us!

National Immunization Awareness Month is Upon Us!

Actually, National Immunization Awareness month (August) is almost over already! But it’s still a great time to talk about the importance of routine adult vaccinations. We’ve all been focused on Covid-19 vaccines in the past several months. You may find the changing recommendations for Covid-19 vaccines confusing or even alarming. But did you know that recommendations for all vaccines change occasionally? Vaccine experts continually collect and analyze data on preventable infections,

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Staying Healthy During the Next COVID-19 Surge

Staying Healthy During the Next COVID-19 Surge

We are already doing so much to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. We wear masks, we stay home, maintain distance when we’re near others, wash our hands endlessly. Those are all effective ways to minimize the risk of catching and spreading the coronavirus. But the risk is still present. Let’s talk about other things each of us can do to stay as healthy as possible even as the COVID-19

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Issue Your Own Prescription…For Kindness

Greetings, everyone! You’ve heard the sayings: “These are unprecedented times.” “We’re all in this together.” Perhaps you’ve read the headlines or have watched the news reports. It is likely you’ve been bombarded with political ads, and regardless of your political beliefs, you may be exhausted by it already. Your work situation may not be as stable as you previously had thought. The home environment may be more tense than before,

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