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  • The Opioid Epidemic and Arizona

    By CPOG Team on June 12, 2017
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    The opioid epidemic has been building for over twenty years. This article will give an overview of what we mean by epidemic, some of the circumstances that led to this health crisis for the nation and some actions we can take to respond.
  • Traveling this Summer: Think about Ticks!

    By CPOG Team on May 29, 2017
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    Lyme Disease Basics Lyme disease is caused by the a bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) transmitted by the bite of infected an tick (Ixiodes, see pic below) that live on deer. It is primarily found in the eastern and Midwest US and a small area of Northern California NOT Arizona or any other neighboring states. (See map below)Most infections occur between May and […]
  • Ten Tips for a Restful Night’s Sleep

    By CPOG Team on April 22, 2017
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       1. Avoiding stimulants such as  caffeine and nicotine close to bedtime. Alcohol can help you fall asleep faster but too much close to bedtime can disrupt sleep in the second half of the night as the body begins to process the alcohol.   2. Exercise. As little as 10 minutes of aerobic exercise, such as walking or cycling, can drastically improve […]
  • More Health Myths Busted

    By CPOG Team on January 7, 2017
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    1.  Eating dairy products like milk or ice cream will make your cold worse. No evidence that dairy products affect the course of a cold Most colds are caused by viruses and last 7-10 days Frozen dairy products, like ice cream, can soothe a sore throat and provide calories when you otherwise may not eat   2. A woman’s actions/experiences during early […]
  • Ten Health Myths Busted

    By CPOG Team on October 10, 2016
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    One of the great advantages of the internet is the abundance of health information at your fingertips. Health myths are widespread. Here are some popular myths and the real deal.
  • Women’s Equality Day

    By CPOG Team on August 25, 2016
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    “When everybody’s equal we’re all more free” –Barack Obama 44th President of the United States The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. Text of the 19th amendment Women’s […]
  • Dr. T on Good Morning Arizona for Women’s Health Week

    By CPOG Team on May 9, 2016
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    azfamily.com 3TV | Phoenix Breaking News, Weather, Sport
  • Dr. T talks Teen Pregnancy Prevention on Good Morning Arizona

    By CPOG Team on April 18, 2016
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    azfamily.com 3TV | Phoenix Breaking News, Weather, Sport
  • Dr. Thompson on Good Morning Arizona

    By CPOG Team on March 14, 2016
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    What is Endometriosis? (Click to watch the video.)  
  • But I Want a Pap Smear Every Year

    By CPOG Team on November 14, 2015
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    Recent changes to the guidance on cervical cancer screening has extended the interval between tests.  Women with no history of an abnormal test can go have three to five years between tests.  As a result, a common refrain we hear in the office is ‘but I want to have a pap test every year’.  The Pap smear test is the most […]

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