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Torus Fracture

Torus Fracture

A common childhood injury after a fall is a radial fracture.  Also known as a torus, greenstick, or buckle fracture, this break occurs when a child reaches out with his hand to cushion a fall.  Since a child's bones are still relatively soft when compared to an adult,...

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A Common Injury of the Weekend Warrior

A Common Injury of the Weekend Warrior

With the start of summer comes a rash of knee and ankle injuries on the basketball court sustained by middle-aged weekend warriors.  These basketball wannabes leave their sedentary desk jobs and attempt to jump and sprint down the court, striving to relive their glory...

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The Good News about Anxiety

The Good News about Anxiety

Panic Attack In through the nostrils Out through the mouth Breathe breathe breathe Shake your hands You can beat this Pounding pounding pounding In your chest. Don’t keep looking out the window Its too tempting and besides- You are on the fourth floor. Okay, if you...

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Discounted Ultrasound Rates

Discounted Ultrasound Rates

  NIDPC Discount Health Network update!  In maintaining the trend of adding benefits to our membership, we have recently partnered with Coeur d’Alene Ultrasound to provide our patients ultrasound services at significantly discounted cash pay prices. Travis and...

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How to Treat a Boil

How to Treat a Boil

A skin abscess, or "boil", is a walled off collection of pus created by the body to fight off an infection, usually bacterial.  Location of the boil on the body dictates what kind of bacteria is causing the infection, with staph and strep the most common types. ...

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Vitamin D Defiency

Vitamin D Defiency

The has been a lot of interest recently in the therapeutic benefits of Vitamin D.  This interest follows the realization that many adults, especially in northern climates, are D deficient, generally in the winter where there is less sun exposure.  With this interest...

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Corneal Abrasion

Corneal Abrasion

I saw a patient a couple of years ago who was driving with his window down when an insect flew directly into his eye, lodging itself under his upper eyelid.  He attempted to remove it by rubbing his eye and then irrigating with tap water, but he was unable to dislodge...

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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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