B12 Deficiency

by Dr. Thomas Lundberg, MD 25. July 2014 09:56
I am particularly vigilant for signs of B12 deficiency in my patients, as it is a reversible cause of dementia (if you are older than 50 I probably have you’re attention now).  Our diet is replete with B12 so deficiency is almost always due to poor absorption of B12.  There are a few... [More]

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Male Circumcision - Dr. Thomas Lundberg

by Dr. Thomas Lundberg, MD 13. July 2014 12:27
The topic of male circumcision has been in the press a lot lately, and unfortunately, all for the wrong reasons.  In May, it was announced that a proposal to band the circumcision of male children in San Francisco had been cleared to appear on the November ballot.  If passed, it would outl... [More]

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“Battle Of The Bulge” Part 3

by Dr. Thomas Lundberg, MD 5. July 2014 13:07
The word diet is a literal and figurative "four letter word." The word has such negative connotations to most people, that I don't even mention it, or recommend it. Very low calorie diets are very attractive as a means of fast weight loss to a number of people. However, they are very counter product... [More]

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Battle of the Bulge Pt. 2

by Dr. Thomas Lundberg, MD 28. June 2014 12:00
I advise that all of my patients get a minimum of 30 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise daily.  If time allows, it is ideal to get 45-60 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise daily.  It is necessary for most people to exercise daily, to avoid gaining weight.  It is very difficult to ... [More]

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"Battle Of The Bulge" Part 1

by Dr. Thomas Lundberg, MD 24. June 2014 16:13
A very interesting study concerning the effects of diet and lifestyle on body weight was published in the June 23, 2011 edition of The New England Journal of Medicine.  This study looked at changes of weight (in pounds) over 4 year periods of time, in healthy, non-obese, US women and men. ... [More]

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Lessons From A Dramatic Save

by Dr. Thomas Lundberg, MD 22. June 2014 13:45
S.M., a 30 something nurse, left a message for me complaining of diarrhea. I asked my usual questions... she had non-bloody diarrhea, low-grade fever, no significant abdominal pain, and no history of exotic travel.  Her symptoms were suggestive of simple viral gastroenteritis, and I advised flu... [More]

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Bite Wounds - Dr. Thomas Lundberg

by Dr. Thomas Lundberg, MD 21. June 2014 12:00
  Bite wounds, specifically from cats, dogs, and humans, can be very prone to infection.  The risk of an infection is highest after cat bite wounds, and all authorities agree that preventative antibiotics ought to be started promptly.  Dog bites do not have near the risk of infect... [More]

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A Primer On Malignant Melanoma

by Dr. Thomas Lundberg, MD 20. June 2014 15:29
I recommend every adult should have a full body skin exam yearly by a dermatologist or a primary care physician that is competent in doing a full body skin exam.  The guidelines I use in evaluating pigmented skin lesions are the "ABCDE" rule.  In general, if a patient meets any of these cr... [More]

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Pica: An Unusual Symptom Of Iron Deficiency

by Dr. Thomas Lundberg, MD 17. June 2014 16:08
Webster’s defines pica as “ an abnormal desire to eat substances (as chalk or ashes), not normally eaten.” In medical practice, pica is a symptom of iron deficiency. Go figure. The most common pica that I have seen in private practice, is compulsive ice chewing. The more unusual pi... [More]

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