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Medical Fun Fact: Tryptophan

Turkey, Thanksgiving’s favorite meat, is thought to contain high levels of tryptophan, causing sleepiness after our large turkey dinners. However, the tryptophan content of turkey is comparable to that of poultry, beef, and other meats. Other ... Read More

Alzheimer's Awareness Month: Keeping Your Brain Healthy
By Nancy Love, M.D.

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. So, in honor of Alzheimer’s Disease, I wanted to talk a little about memory loss. One common concern I hear from patients of all ages is that they are worried they may have memory problems. ... Read More

Adolescent Visits: What Happens When the Doctor Asks Me to Leave the Room?
By Jennifer Birkhauser, M.D., F.A.A.P.

If you have a teenager and have brought them in for a physical recently, you’ve probably been asked by your child’s doctor to leave the room for a few minutes at some point during the visit. Understandably, this may create some anxiety ... Read More

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