Archive | January, 2012

Putting the “Fun” back in Functional

  Hot flashes, night sweats, loss in libido, mood swings, fatigue, disturbing memory lapse, weight gain and irritability are all very real symptoms of menopause. Although I may add that even at 26-years-old I experience a few of these things and wish I could blame it on something real like menopause.  Like the time when […]

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Fact or Fiction: Debunking with Dr. D

Dr. D is back to debunk the oh so common myth,  “Getting a yearly flu shot will make you sick.” This is most definitely a myth. I hear this a lot every year when flu season comes.  I have dozens of patients who do not want to get the flu shot because they heard that […]

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Getting to Know You with Dr. Hans Jenkins

When you’re in the doctor’s office it can be a little bit of an ego boost because all the doctor wants to know about is…YOU.  They want to know your age (which at times I wish I could lie about :)), weight (I pretend it’s my I.Q.), your physical activity levels, etc.  More importantly they […]

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Fact or Fiction: Debunking with Dr. D

When I was kid I can vividly remember being told, “don’t swim on a full stomach” or “don’t go outside with wet hair, you’ll catch a cold” or “if you cross your eyes for long enough they’ll stay that way.”  So which of these, if any, ring true? Dr. DeLaPlante a primary care physician from […]

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Helping Your Doctor Take Care of You

A few weeks ago I was talking to a friend who told me that in some Asian cultures patients pay their doctors regularly – unless they get sick. As soon as you get sick you quit paying your doctor because he hasn’t done his job. Interesting concept. Seems to me that putting our money in […]

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