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Posted By: Mary Knudtson , DNSc, NP, FAAN
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How Much News Is Too Much News?

With the COVID-19 pandemic and influx of global interest in current events, many people started consuming—or start ...

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How Much News Is Too Much News?

Is Gardening Good for Your Health?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people spend much more time at home. One of the at-home activities that gaine ...

Filed under: Miscellaneous

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Facilitating Behavior Changes

I recently listened to a very good speaker on helping patients with behavior change. Dr Judson Brewer is an addiction ps ...

Filed under: Curbside Consultations, Miscellaneous

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Vitamin D, Fish Oil, and Autoimmune Disease

A recently published ancillary study found that patients 50 years of age and older who took daily vitamin D and fish oil ...

Filed under: Curbside Consultations, Public Health

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Heat and Health

With the recent record high temperatures in the Pacific Northwest, I was surprised to hear the estimated death toll from ...

Filed under: Public Health

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CDC Data and Clinical Considerations for Additiona ...

There has been discussion of whether people with immunocompromising conditions should receive a 3rd dose of the mRNA COV ...

Filed under: Infectious Diseases, Preventive Medicine, Public Health

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Should We Be Screening all Patients Over 50 for Ag ...

A growing public health issue for older adults is impaired sight. In fact, in 2011, 12% of US adults aged 65 to 74 years ...

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Preventive Medicine

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New in April: Open Notes Law Goes Into Effect

The 21st Century Cures Act, passed by Congress in 2016, has gone into effect in April 2021. This gives patients the righ ...

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Practice Management/Career

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Diet and Depression: Is There a Link?

Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health conditions worldwide and a leading cause of disability. Lately, ...

Filed under: Psychiatry

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What Can You Tell Patients After Their Second COVI ...

Patients are beginning to ask what they can safely do after they have received both doses of the currently approved COVI ...

Filed under: Preventive Medicine, Public Health

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