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What You Need to Know About the Red Eye

What You Need to Know About the Red Eye

A red eye, known by the medical term conjunctivitis, is due to an inflammation of the covering of the eye and the inside of the eyelid.  It is most commonly caused by a viral or bacterial infection, allergies or dry eye, and typically can be treated at home without...

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We’ve Partnered with Snap Fitness!

We’ve Partnered with Snap Fitness!

One of our goals in adopting the Direct Primary Care practice model was to present the community with a form of medicine that promotes preventive health.  To further this goal, we have decided to initiate a local network of discounted health services that are...

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Bladder infection prevention and symptoms

Bladder infection prevention and symptoms

Bladder infection is common, especially among women.  If left untreated, it may progress to the more serious kidney infection.  Practical tips for women to decrease infection frequency include increasing fluid intake, urinating immediately after intercourse,...

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What is a Cold Sore?

What is a Cold Sore?

Ouch!  Once you get a cold sore blister, odds are quite high that it will recur in the same spot over and over again for the rest of your life, sometimes up to a dozen times a year.  Known as herpes labialis, it is caused by the same kind of virus that causes genital...

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What to do for Shingles

What to do for Shingles

Herpes zoster, commonly known as shingles, is a localized, blistering rash which is usually quite painful and more common in those over 60.  The rash usually lasts up to two weeks, but the pain can often continue indefinitely.  It develops as a localized reactivation...

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Non-Surgical Treatment for Joint Pain

Non-Surgical Treatment for Joint Pain

Many patients ask what can be done for a sore joint such as a knee or shoulder.  Specific recommendations depend on the underlying diagnosis - such as an injury - as well as many other factors.  However, a number of general non surgical therapies are often recommended...

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