182016Apr

Benefits of Fish Oil Supplementation

Fish oil contains the long chain polyunsaturated fats (n-3 PUFAs), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DPA). These are also called Omega 3’s. These were studied as it was noted that Greenland Eskimos whose diet was largely seafood (hard to grow broccoli in Greenland!) had very low rates of heart disease. The fats are felt…

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222016Feb

Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea

Antibiotic associated diarrhea is becoming more common, and can occur as late as a year after the use of antibiotics. Your intestines normally have lots of bacteria in your intestines, in fact, 10x as many as you have cells in your body! We call this mass of bacteria the “gut microflora” or “intestinal microbiome”. These…

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122015Dec

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Once in a while you’ll turn up at our page and instead of delivering purely medical knowledge we’ll also give you something that makes you laugh… http://zdoggmd.com/eHR-state-of-mind/

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232015Nov

Antacids and Your Kidneys

Antacids and Your Kidneys There are several medications that are commonly used for heartburn, or to treat ulcers, called antacids. These include medications that neutralize stomach acid, and those that decrease production of stomach acid. The medications that neutralize stomach acid include: Mylanta/Maalox/Gelusil: aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide Carafate/Sucralfate: aluminum hydroxide Amphojel: aluminum hydroxide Aluminum…

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112015Nov

Nutritional Guidance from Dr. Popham

Dr. Popham wants you to know about Vitamin B7 and why you should make sure to include it in your diet: Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7 is a water soluble vitamin which acts a co-factor with enzymes to break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the body so your body can use them. Patients…

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282015Oct

A message from Sandy Popham, MD

New Blood Pressure Guidelines! Last month, the NIH released results of a trial comparing two different blood pressure targets for those over the age of 50. The results are impressive. In the past, we have recommended a blood pressure goal of 140/90 mm/Hg or less for most individuals, and for those with diabetes or kidney…

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202015Aug

Kayaking and Paddleboarding on Lake Superior

Here’s a few pictures from our office party last Friday. The weather was perfect for getting out on Lake Superior. In spite of the relatively warm weather that day the lake was still cold enough that we were advised to wear wet suits for our safety!       

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