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Hillside Family Medicine
& Occupational Medicine

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& Occupational Medicine

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Parking Lot Paving

Our Parking Lot is going to be repaved this weekend starting tonight, 8/26 at 4pm.  The Abbott entrance will be closed but you will be able to access the parking lot via both Lake Otis entrances.  If you have an appointment on Saturday, 8/27, you'll need to park in the upper portion of the parking lot and walk down the sidewalk to the main entrance of the clinic.

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Cupping for Faster Recovery

For those of you that are curious about the circular bruises you've been seeing on Olympic athletes in Rio, here is an article by Dr. Gabe Mirkin about a muscle recovery treatment called cupping.     

GO USA!!!                  

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Dr. Juliana Shields

Dr. Juliana Sheilds has been out of the office for the last few months as baby girl Teia was welcomed into thier family on March 14, 2016.
She is officially back in the office and ready to see patients. 
Give us a call and we'll get you scheduled.

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Don't Count Calories

~Dr. Gabe Mirkin's Fitness and Health e-Zine

Contestants on the television program The Biggest Loser dropped an average of 129 pounds, yet six years later, most have regained more than 70 percent of their lost weight, largely because dieting decreased their ability to burn calories. They now burn about 500 fewer calories each day than would be expected for a person of the same age and weight (Obesity, published online May 2, 2016).

We have known for many years that the commercial weight loss programs do not work. The $2.5 billion weight loss industry has a terrible one-year-weight-loss record and of the clients who have lost weight at one year, almost all have regained their lost weight three years later (Annals of Internal Medicine. April 2015;162(7):501-512).

In spite of all this discouraging news, I know that it IS possible to lose weight and keep it off. For at least thirty years, I have been telling my patients not to count calories or to eat so little food that they feel hungry all the time. Instead, I tell them to switch to eating lots of the foods from plants that fill you up so you do not ever need to feel hungry. If you do this, your body never turns down your metabolism in its effort to protect you from starving to death. Those of you who listened to my radio show or have read my books know that my mantra has always been "fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans" -- and nuts and other seeds. Eating mostly these foods will cause you to lose weight without lowering your metabolism.

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Ovarian Cancer and Talcum Powder

~Dr. Gabe Mirkin's Fitness and Health e-Zine

This week a Missouri jury court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a woman who claimed their talcum-powder products caused her ovarian cancer. J&J lost another case for $72 million recently and now has close to 1,200 lawsuits alleging that the company knew about cancer risks but did not warn consumers. Ovarian cancer affects 21,000 North American women each year, but nobody knows the cause. Because it rarely causes symptoms until it has spread beyond the ovaries, it kills most patients and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women.

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Hillside Family Medicine

9220 Lake Otis Parkway, Ste 9
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
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Hours of Operation:

Monday: 8AM–6PM
Tuesday: 8AM–8PM
Wednesday: 8AM–6PM
Thursday: 8AM–6PM
Friday: 8AM–4PM
Saturday: 8AM–4PM
Sunday: Closed

Closed For Lunch: 12PM-1PM