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  • Kidney Stones: Treatment & Prevention September 4, 2019

    This Too Shall Pass: Treating and Preventing Kidney Stones

    More common, frequently less painful and far more preventable than reputed, kidney stones have, thankfully, entered a new era of highly effective, noninvasive procedures. We bring you ... Continue Reading

  • Osteoporosis…Not for Women Only August 22, 2019

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    Osteoporosis…The Facts

    When most people hear the word “osteoporosis,” they think of an older woman who may have fractured her hip or vertebrae as a result. What you may be surprised to learn is that this is not a gender-specific condition – men too, can develop osteoporosis ... Continue Reading

  • Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Recap June 24, 2019

    On June 10th we celebrated our new concierge practice, Larew Internal Medicine, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. We were delighted to welcome the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce and meet and greet more than 60 members of our wonderful community who turned out for the event.

    It was a perfect opportunity to share the ... Continue Reading

  • Adult ADD April 2, 2019

    Attention Please: ADD/ADHD is Not Just a Childhood Condition

    In the 21stcentury, it’s standard procedure to test unfocused, impulsive and restless children who struggle to achieve in school for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit ... Continue Reading

  • The Age of Anxiety January 11, 2019

    Higher Anxiety? Our ‘age of anxiety’ began four centuries ago

    It can come on suddenly and intensely, causing shaking, confusion and difficulty breathing for no apparent reason…trigger an irrational avoidance of elevators or public transportation…or become ... Continue Reading

  • The Enemy Within: Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise January 16, 2018

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    A condition that is thought to have tripled in prevalence over the last 50 years, impacting over 23 million people, could justifiably be seen as an epidemic, or at least, a growing ... Continue Reading

  • Bring It Down: Healthy Blood Pressure Numbers May Go Even Lower November 20, 2017

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    If you’ve ever wondered why a blood pressure check is part of almost every visit to a doctor’s office, consider what is communicated through the familiar black cuff in just a few seconds. The force of blood pushing ... Continue Reading

  • Joint Assets November 20, 2017

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    The aching, swollen, stiff joints associated with osteoarthritis (OA) have long been considered an inexorable result of aging. According to conventional wisdom, cartilage, the smooth connective tissue on the end of bones that cushion the joints, simply breaks down over ... Continue Reading

  • In Our Sights: Sharper Focus on Macular Degeneration Offers New Hope November 20, 2017

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    In the not so distant past, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), characterized by a loss of central vision, was deemed just another unfortunate consequence of growing older. The gradual breakdown of light-sensing retinal tissue that results in a blind spot directly ahead has ... Continue Reading

  • A Quick Spin on Dizziness, Vertigo and Other Balance Disorders November 20, 2017

    Common, rarely life-threatening, but very unsettling, an attack of dizziness or vertigo can send your world into a spin with simple acts like turning around to back up a car, bending down to tie a ... Continue Reading