Goodbye my friend

I still can remember the day we picked you out from the largest litter of puppies I had ever seen – with that wet nose, pink belly, those big brown eyes that looked into my soul. I knew at that moment, you were “the one” that was going to make our family complete. You were […]

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Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen in the Winter

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean it’s time to put away the sunblock. You may be at increased risk of sun damage to your skin if you enjoy outdoor winter sports. Some factors that increase risk of sun damage to your skin include skiing and snowboarding at high altitudes. The UV radiation from the sun […]

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Protecting yourself, and others, against the flu

Individuals are encouraged to follow these preventive measures to protect themselves and those around them from getting and/or spreading influenza: Stay home if you are sick. Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your upper sleeve. If you use […]

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Hyperlexia: Children Who Read Early

One of the most valuable lessons I learned from a wise and seasoned professor in medical school was, “The first step in treatment is to make the correct diagnosis.”Nowhere in medicine at present is that sage advice more applicable than in making the diagnosis of “autism.” While Autistic Disorder certainly does exist (I met my […]

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Cardio options for weight loss

The key to weight loss is reducing the number of calories in (not below what is needed) and increasing the calories out.  Second, is consistency with workouts.  Making it a daily habit to move.  Third, drinking adequate water to replenish the body on a daily basis and not live in a state of dehydration.  Being […]

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Why do my fingers or hands feel numb and tingly while driving or sleeping?

Feelings of numbness and tingling in the fingers or hands can be a symptom of nerve compression.  The most common cause is carpal tunnel syndrome.  Surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome involves a procedure to release the nerve either through a traditional incision in the palm of the hand or with the aid of a […]

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Colon cancer in Wisconsin

Colon cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in the State of Wisconsin.  The good news is, some colon cancers can be prevented with proper tests and screening.  There are several different screening procedures available for patients. Colonoscopies -Considered the gold standard because the procedure allows physicians to see inside the entire colon, if there […]

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