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Can My Relative, the Physician, Review My Hospital Chart?

I practice in a community, Boca Raton, with a multitude of seasonal visitors. Many of these “snowbirds” have long term relationships with physicians “back home” and a developing relationship with their local physicians. 290 more words

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Cigar and Pipe Smoking Significantly Increases Mortality Risk

My male patients express to me on a regular basis their desire to continue to smoke a few cigars per day. They are quick to point out that they do not inhale the smoke like cigarette smokers do. 165 more words

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E-Cigarettes the good side and bad side!! – Our Holistic Health

E-Cigarettes the good side and bad side!! In a world where almost everything has become digitized, people decided to make cigarettes, electronic as well. The other names by which you may have come across an e-cigarette is e-cigs, smokeless cigarettes, which are nothing but an alternative to smoking. 460 more words

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5 Signs You Need to See a Chiropractor – Our Holistic Health

5 Signs You Need to See a Chiropractor

Most people only think about seeing a chiropractor only when they see something is terribly wrong. It could be that you just had a bad car accident, or slipped in a patch of ice and hurt your back. 788 more words

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The Blood Pressure Guidelines Dilemma

The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association recently published blood pressure control guidelines that suggest we should be treating blood pressure in 25 year olds the same way we treat it in 79 year olds and older patients. 388 more words

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Emergencies and the Rational For Our Treatment Algorithm

We are a primary care medical office that tries to deliver personalized attentive care. We define emergencies as chest pain, significant breathing difficulty and loss of consciousness, uncontrolled bleeding or pain, sudden change in mental status and behavior or major trauma. 301 more words

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New Non Live Shingles Vaccine Approved by FDA and ACIP

For several years the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has been encouraging adults to receive the shingles vaccine or Zostavax. Shingles is a recurrence of chicken pox which we had as children. 334 more words

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