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As a fair-to-middlin’ tennis player, it is important to have quick reactions and good eyesight especially if you are playing close to the net. Good knees, hips and coordination also help, but I digress. As we age, many things start going wrong with our bodies, and that is especially the case with our vision.

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I was not sure what to write about this month, and then it hit me; actually, it bit me! This is the time of the year when we are busy outside spreading pine straw, working in our gardens or hiking with our dog(s) in the wood—even watching a concert at the Terraces. This is also prime time fo…

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Recently, I read an excerpt of a medical article in Consumer Reports. I don’t normally get my updated medical information from CR but this piqued my interest. The article noted acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) can cause tinnitus. In my 50 years of practice, I had n…

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Spring is here! Flowers are blooming, the sun is out, masks are coming off (hopefully) and that means sunscreen is on. There are over a dozen ingredients in hundreds of products with catchy names and colorful labels. Which to choose? How high an SPF is needed? How often to reapply? What abou…

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There is probably no disease except cancer—and now maybe COVID-19—that scares us as much as Alzheimer’s disease. It is the only leading cause of death without a treatment to slow its progression. It affects almost 6 million people in the U.S. The emotional impact on caregivers and the econom…

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Since not much was going on with the virus, in mid-November I elected to have a total knee surgery. Orthopedics seems have a large and loyal following among Big Canoe residents whether it be the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, etc. Normally, you think pain will be the most pressing post-surgery …

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I sure hope this is my last column on the pandemic. As of this writing, ICUs are packed in many states with COVID-19 patients with another post-holiday surge expected, folks left and right are testing positive for the virus, the vaccine rollout has not been ideal, everyone is waiting for her…

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