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Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

My grandparents are getting older and they are getting more unstable on their feet, whether they like to acknowledge it or not.  Everyone knows someone who is at risk for falls.  Whether it is a parent, grandparent, or other loved one, it is scary to think about falls because of all the injuries that can occur from them.  The most important thing for falls is fall prevention before they even happen.  This article will review important fall prevention information, like…

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How to Survive a Nuclear Bomb; Your Questions Answered

How to Survive a Nuclear Bomb; Your Questions Answered

Hawaii’s false ballistic missile alarm on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:07 am struck fear into the hearts of many.  For 38 minutes, residents across the state of Hawaii feared the worst.  Even my children and I said goodbye to my husband and told him how much we loved him, as he was at work and separated from us at the time.  The fear and then the following anger has been so great that there have been death threats issued…

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Nuclear Bomb Preparedness

Nuclear Bomb Preparedness

At 08:07 this morning, Hawaii residents received the following text: BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. In certain areas the civil defense alarms also went off. Specifically in Aiea and on Kauai some of, not all of, the alarms went off. Did you know what to do? Thank God the alarm was false and an hour later the false alarm was made official by another text and multiple news outlets.  Whether someone…

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AAFP Decides to NOT Endorse HTN Guidelines

AAFP Decides to NOT Endorse HTN Guidelines

Oh snap!  Amid all the controversy about the new, stricter hypertension (HTN) guidelines put out by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has decided to NOT endorse the new hypertension guidelines.  Find out why they disagreed and what does this mean for you? I posted this news to Instagram and Facebook previously.  But, this is the first opportunity I’ve had the time to write a post about…

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High Blood Pressure For Half Of U.S. With NEW Guidelines

High Blood Pressure For Half Of U.S. With NEW Guidelines

Are you one of the tens of millions of American adults who are now considered to have high blood pressure based on the new guidelines that came out this week?  The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have lowered the levels at which they are calling people high blood pressure just this week.  I’ve had tons of patients coming in and asking about the new guidelines as what it means for them because now they are considered…

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Almost everyone has had knee pain.  Knee pain is one of the most common reasons people come to see me in sports medicine.  This article will review the most common causes of knee pain, important information about each, and recommended treatment. Causes of Knee Pain Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome) Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendonitis) Osteoarthritis Knee Cap (Patellar) Laxity Patellar tendon pulling bone (Osgood Schlater’s or Sindig-Larson-Johansen) Pes Anserine Bursitis Acute Injuries Ligament sprain (ACL, MCL, IT Band, etc.) Acute…

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Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP) Injuries

Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP) Injuries

Do you Stand Up Paddle Surf?  Stand-Up Paddle Surfboarding (SUP) is a main stream water sport that is a hybrid of surfing and paddling.  It is tons of fun and an awesome workout.  My husband and I love it and started SUP over 10 years ago now.  We enjoy it so much that I chose to do my Sports Medicine Fellowship Research Project on it.  I basically looked at the injuries associated with SUP.  This post is dedicated to SUP…

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Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Do you or does someone you love suffer from chronic pain?  Then this post is for you!  It’s all about chronic pain and how to manage it.  I received a lecture about it and thought how important this topic is and how so many people are affected by it and wanted to share this valuable information.  I just want to say right off that this article is for how to best try to understand and manage chronic pain.  Chronic pain can…

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The Second Pee to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

The Second Pee to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

Are you a woman who has gotten a urinary tract infection (UTI)? Or are you one of the unfortunate few who get recurrent urinary tract infections? Then this post is for you.  Learn what you can do to prevent urinary tract infections in women, and learn the secret method to UTI prevention with the second pee. Almost every woman has had a urinary tract infection at some point in our lives.  Just add it to another wonderful gift that women…

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Back Pain: Facts, Causes, Treatment, Prevention

Back Pain: Facts, Causes, Treatment, Prevention

This article is about one of the most common medical problems that almost every person has experienced at sometime. Or, if you have been fortunate enough not to have suffered back pain yet, then chances are you will at some point in your life.  Back pain is often a chronic, remitting issue that can severely affect quality of life.  As a sports medicine physician I hate back pain; mostly because there is not a lot that I can do to…

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