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Remember all the hype over West Nile virus??? It’s heeeeereeeeee….

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If you haven’t heard, several mosquitos in Washoe County have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. RUN! HIDE IN YOUR HOMES!!!! Just kidding. But truly, let’s have a discussion about West Nile Virus and why it’s important. West Nile Virus is a viral infection (i.e. antibiotics can’t cure it) …

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Flu shots – what’s the big deal?

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I’ll go ahead and start with a disclaimer. I am not paid by any pharmaceutical company or the government to convince people they should get flu shots. I make my decision to recommend influenza vaccination (the flu shot) based on evidence based medicine and years of research that has proven …

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Advice from the Momma Doc: Thinking about starting a family, or having another baby?

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These days, more people are carefully planning when they start their families. In fact, according to the CDC’s National Vital Statistics Report, in 1980 the average age of first birth was 22.7, versus 26.3 in 2014. That’s a pretty significant shift over 26 years! I see most young couples spending more …

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