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Finding the tick in time could save you from Lyme! - Blog Post

“Doesn’t it typically happen during the summer?” asked a worried lady that had walked into my clinic in November with a growing circular rash on her wrist. She was referring, of course, to Lyme disease, that scourge of outdoor… Read More

Home sleep studies may help identify sleep apnea - Blog Post

What if I need a sleep study? If you are one of the approximately 35% of Americans who snore, perhaps this has crossed your mind. You have read on the internet or watched a newscast about sleep apnea, a… Read More

Unlocking the lock jaw: Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction - Blog Post

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most heavily utilized and underappreciated joints in the human body. Mechanically, the TMJ is what allows you to open and close your mouth, and to a lesser extent, extend and move… Read More

Parents: How to manage injuries at home—and when you need to go to the doctor - Blog Post

Follow me on Twitter @drClaire It’s a fact of life: kids get hurt. We do everything we can to keep them safe, but shy of sticking them in bubbles, which would be a bad idea for all sorts of… Read More

A primary care doctor delves into the opioid epidemic - Blog Post

Our nephew Christopher died of a heroin overdose in October 2013.1 It had started with pain pills and experimentation, and was fueled by deep grief.2 He was charismatic, lovable, a favorite uncle, and a hero to all the children… Read More

New imaging technique may help some men avoid prostate biopsy - Blog Post

Men who have high levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in their blood face troubling uncertainties. While it’s true that prostate cancer can elevate PSA, so can other conditions, including the benign prostate enlargement that afflicts many men as they… Read More

The underappreciated health benefits of being a weekend warrior - Blog Post

Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling What do you think of when you hear the term “weekend warrior”? Maybe it’s a person who exercises intensely on the weekend but is otherwise sedentary. I tend to think of an overweight, middle-aged… Read More
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