Chill n Grill Safely This Summer

The CDC just published a great ‘cheat sheet’ on how to ensure you grill safely without contracting food-borne illnesses.  Check out the link for food safety tips.  Enjoy your 4th of July Independence weekend.  Be safe and have fun.
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Testosterone is a hormone produced by the testicles.  It is responsible for your sex drive, sperm production, and helps to build bone and muscle mass. As a man ages, his body’s ability to produce testosterone decreases.  The American Urological Association has stated that approximately 2 out of 10 men who are older than 60 years of age have low levels of testosterone.  These levels further decrease as men reach their 70s and 80s.
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Great Sex During Your Pregnancy

Many of my pregnant patients ask me if it is safe to have sex during their pregnancy and at what point should they cease sexual activity.  Good questions and here are some answers for you.
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Sunscreens protect the skin from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitted from the sun. Active ingredients contained in sunscreen when applied on the skin absorb, scatter, or reflect the UV radiation like a force field. These ingredients prevent the sun’s harmful rays from attacking the skin.  This is what helps prevent sunburn and reduces the risk of skin cancer.
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Remember Our Men and Women in Service

This Memorial Day weekend, while you’re having fun, spend more than a few minutes to remember and reflect what Memorial Day means to you. Take the time to shake a vet’s hand and express gratitude for his or her service. Be kind and treat a service person to a cup of coffee and engage into a conversation. Inquire about what his/her role was/is in the military and get to know where they are from and what their aspirations are after military service. You will find that many will want to share their experiences.
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May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month

Pelvic pain can be defined as chronic pain (experienced for more than 6 months) that is not menstrual (period pain for females). Pelvic pain affects both men and women and can present as some of the following symptoms:

  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Painful penetration
  • Painful orgasm
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Generalized pelvic pain
  • Post surgical pain
  • Prostatitis
  • PCOS/Endometriosis
  • Scar tissue pain
  • Yeast infections & Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
  • Incontinence
  • Constipation & bowel disorders
  • Postpartum pain

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Great news for our men and women of service!  The VA has just published the new requirements for acupuncture benefits and you are eligible to receive first class services here at my clinic!  The Golden Acupuncturist clinic is a registered clinic with the Veterans’ Administration.  All you need to do is tell your attending physician at the VA that you would like a referral to come to my clinic for acupuncture services.   Give them my name for the referral, then just email or telephone my office to schedule an appointment.  Be it for pain, PTSD, or any other medical condition listed on the approved list, you will be treated with the respect and level of expertise you deserve.  Click on the following link for the criteria to begin your journey to improved health and state of mind.  https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/57722/va-mission-act-what-is-the-latest-on-community-care/
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The spring pollen is already in full swing the past 4 weeks here in the northeast corner of the United States.  It has been forecasted that this year, the pollen count will be extremely high causing many to suffer from seasonal rhinitis.  Prescription drugs and allergy shots can cause a number of unpleasant side effects and adversely affect a person’s overall quality of life and wallet.
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The endometrium is the mucous membrane that lines the uterus.  During the menstrual cycle, this lining thickens, allowing the possibility of a successful implantation of an embryo.   Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when the cells that line the endometrium of the womb or uterus lining are found somewhere else in the body. Common sights are the pelvic peritoneum, ovaries, bladder and bowels.  Some women with this condition experience mild discomfort, while many suffer from extreme pain, heavy periods and infertility.  Endometriosis is a long-term condition that affects millions of women worldwide.  It is commonly diagnosed in females age 25 to 40 years and rarely occurs after menopause.
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Thyroiditis is a condition of the thyroid which is more common than most people believe.  There are two types of thyroiditis.
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