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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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Why well child visits?

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“Why does my child need well child visits?” This is a question we get in primary care all the time. And I totally get it – it’s really hard to justify wrangling your child into your doctor’s office, exposing them to whatever junk is floating around that season, and to …

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