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Melanomas are Often Not on Moles

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

Malignant melanomas are skin cancers that can spread rapidly through your body and kill you. For many years we have been told to watch existing moles for changes that may signal a melanoma, but a new review of 38 studies covering 20,126 melanomas shows that fewer than 30 percent of melanomas are found on moles (Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, August 29, 2017). More than 70 percent of melanomas show up on previously normal skin.

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Travel Vaccinations

Check out our "What Are the Latest Updates in Vaccinations & Travel Medicine?" article on Connect2Local!

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Osteopathic vs. Chiropractic Adjustments: How Do They Differ?

Check out our article on Osteopathic vs. Chiropractic Adjustments on Connect2Local!

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CPAP Mask Recomendation

For those of you that have had a sleep study and been found to have sleep apnea, this is the CPAP mask that is recommended by Dr. John Nolte. Everyone needs a good night's sleep!

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CMS Medicare Part D Announcement

New Requirements for Prescribers of Medicare Part D Drugs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized CMS-4159-F, “Medicare Program; Contract Year 2015 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs” on May 23, 2014. This rule requires physicians and, when applicable, other eligible professionals who write prescriptions for Part D drugs to:

  • be enrolled in Medicare in an approved status, or
  • have a valid opt-out affidavit on file for their prescriptions to be covered under Part D.
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