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Think of your immune system as your body’s very own Department of Defense. Your personal DoD happens to be very good at protecting you, using a variety of tactics and specialized weaponry to keep foreign invaders out and neutralize most that do make it in. And all of this is done outside of your conscious… Read more »

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As we begin to emerge from lockdown over the coming weeks and months, it’s important that we know the steps we need to take to help protect ourselves and loved ones. As COVID-19 surges on, research is helping shed more light on how we can minimize our risk. I highly recommend this guide written by Dr…. Read more »

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Viruses have been around for a looooong time, and it’s safe to bet they’ll continue to be around a lot longer than us. So, although we do not have a range of effective antiviral pharmaceuticals like we have antibiotics, we have loads of experience and evidence for how to effectively treat viral infections. The key… Read more »

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[NOTE: This post was written with the most up-to-date information we had at the time on 3/9/20. Please monitor public health department notifications for updates to our understanding of COVID-19]   This strain of coronavirus is new and spreading quickly, taking over news channels and social media. Since it was initially reported in China in… Read more »

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So long 2019, bring on 2020!! 😎 2020 is poised to be a huge year in the world of pain relief. The 2010’s saw a rise in opioid prescriptions, addictions and recognition that this is an ineffective and unsustainable way to control pain in the vast majority of people. As we move into the 20’s… Read more »

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“I don’t have time for the flu!” That was what my patient told me this week. She had been fighting off something that her daughter brought home from school, and was praying that it was not the flu. Turns out it was a stomach bug, and not the flu, FYI. But can you relate to… Read more »

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Ice has been a go-to therapy for soft tissue injury for decades. In the 1970’s, Dr. Gabe Mirkin coined the acronym RICE to help people remember how to deal with injuries (Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation). But based on recent research, Dr. Mirkin himself and much of the scientific community have changed their stance and now… Read more »

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Reading pretty much anything health-related these days may make you believe that all inflammation is evil and should be avoided at all costs. But, like most things in true healthcare (and not sick-care!), there is a balance. Inflammation is not always the enemy! On one hand, short-term inflammation is a very good thing. When you injure… Read more »