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How do sore throats work? Aug 8th, 2022

What is a sore throat? A sore throat is when your throat is scratchy, painful, or dry. Sore throats are very common and cause about 2% of all primary care visits. Usually, sore throats go away after a couple of days and aren’t any cause for concern, but if your...

Blood Pressure in a Nutshell Aug 1st, 2022

What is blood pressure? Blood pressure (BP) measures how much force your blood exerts on the walls of your blood vessels. It’s the same idea as water pressure, where too much or too little can be abnormal and problematic. It’s a good indirect/direct indicator of how hard your heart is...

Presurgical Evaluations: What and Why? Jul 28th, 2022

What is a presurgical evaluation? A presurgical evaluation, or preoperative screening, will help your physician make sure that you are fit for surgery. They generally include the following  a physical assessment to make sure that your body will be able to handle the procedure.  questions about your past surgeries, experiences...

What is sleep apnea and how do I get treatment? Jul 25th, 2022

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that leads to loud snoring and weariness/fatigue even after a healthy amount of sleep.  There are two different types of sleep apnea.  Central sleep apnea happens when your brain doesn’t send signals to your lungs to breathe. Neuromuscular conditions that...

What is Primary Care? Jul 22nd, 2022

What is primary care? Primary care is the first line of medical care that most people receive. It’s your primary level of care. This type of care involves visits like your annual physicals, general health inquiries, and non-specialty diagnosis and treatment.   Who practices primary care? Primary care doctors, or...

Monkeypox and Covid 19 are not the same diseases. May 26th, 2022

Monkeypox results in a rash like in smallpox. But the percentage of death is significantly lower than for smallpox. Monkeypox virus belongs to orthopoxvirus, this was isolated in the late 1950s from sick monkeys. The strains of monkeypox isolated from central Africa is less virulent than west Africa.