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Archives for November 2011

RPAP – the Cornerstone of My Medical Training

I couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised when I opened up the envelope in the mail this past summer to find out that I had been chosen to be the Rural Physicians Associate Program (RPAP) Student of the Year!  It’s really a tribute to my colleagues Dr. Richard Wehseler, my primary preceptor, and Gina Hatlestad [More]

What are Shingles?

It started with those little red bumps and a rash. Then those bumps got itchy and your mom covered you from head to toe with Calamine lotion so you wouldn’t scratch and spread the rash to other parts of your body or worse yet to your siblings.  What am I talking about?  I know you [More]

Living with Diabetes

Imagine a world with no insulin; how would people with diabetes cope with their chronic illness?  All of that changed when in 1922, Frederick Banting and his team discovered insulin in Ontario, Canada. Each year, November 14 is celebrated and is known as World Diabetes Day as we remember the birthday of Dr. Banting and [More]

Aerobic Exercise vs. Weight Training

Most people know that exercise of any kind burns calories.  What few know, however, is that we burn more calories each day doing “nothing”.  Our basal metabolism is what keeps the machinery of the body running, even at rest, and is responsible for the majority of calories burned in any given day.  Inheritance greatly affects [More]

Protecting Your Baby From Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics introduced the recommendation that all infants should sleep on their backs.  Since then, there has been a decrease in the amount of infant deaths caused by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  Unfortunately there has been an increase in sleep-related deaths caused by things that are considered preventable.  What [More]