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Welcome Dr. Jenna Silakoski, DO

Welcome Dr. Jenna Silakoski, DO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLUODBZAw3U&feature=youtu.be Please welcome Dr. Jenna Silakoski as she joins North Idaho Direct Primary Care this summer! We are excited to announce that Dr. Jenna Silakoski, DO will be joining North Idaho Direct Primary Care later...

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Actinic Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis

An actinic keratosis is a flaky patch of sun damaged skin that occurs most frequently on the face, neck, scalp, arms and hands.  The nose, ears and lips are most commonly involved sites on the face.  The flaking is easily rubbed off, but usually comes back, generally...

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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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Palpitations

Palpitations

A frequent medical office visit is for the complaint of one's heart beating hard, fast and/or skipping beats.  This is known as palpitations, and is a very common problem with multiple causes, some of which are serious.  Generally, the reasons for this problem falls...

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Nasal Sores

Nasal Sores

Nasal sores are a common, painful nuisance.  They frequently come and go, and often are accompanied by blemishes on the face and scalp that typically have white, pus-filled tops (see picture). These sores are most commonly due to staph bacteria.  The majority of...

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Medications for Smoking Cessation

Medications for Smoking Cessation

One out of five Americans smokes tobacco regularly.  Even so, people are (or become) aware of the dangers that tobacco may pose (including lung cancer and high blood pressure) and take up the quest to end their addiction to tobacco.  But the road is long, and not...

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Tips To Fight Seasonal Depression

Tips To Fight Seasonal Depression

Why is depression and, in severe cases suicide, more common during the holiday season? You would think that with all the celebration, a "blue mood" would be much less likely. Mental health specialists speculate that there are a variety of factors that contribute to...

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