Free-Hut-Hut! Free Kids Sports Physicals.

Ryan Neuhofel

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jul/18/258653/ **[NeuCare Family Medicine][1] is conducting FREE sports physicals for children ages 10-19 years.** - Saturday, July 27th, 9am - 3pm. - In *[Medical Arts Building at 346 Maine St][2] in Lawrence.* - No income, residency or school-specific requirements. - No RSVP or appointment needed. - Please print the [Kansas ...

Poison Ivy Myths and Facts

Ryan Neuhofel

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jul/11/258369/ **Myth: The poison ivy rash spreads itself through oozing.** Fact: The rash, or discharge from the rash, does NOT spread itself to other areas of the body. The skin reaction is to a chemical called “urushiol” that is produced by the plant. Urushiol is a colorless, odorless oily substance ...

The rocky road to menopause

Ryan Neuhofel

Many women dread the eventuality of menopause - while others welcome it with open arms. In either case, the process of reaching the "end of monthly cycles" can be a rocky road. The timeframe directly before a woman starts menopause is called peri-menopause; which literally means "around menopause". http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jul/05/258111/ The ...

Creating end-of-life wishes with a free, online service

Ryan Neuhofel

As a primary care provider, I ask all new patients if they have end-of-life wishes or formal "Advance Medical Directives". Advanced directives are often part part of a "Living Will", but many wills only address financial issues. Advance Medical Directives are basically a legal statement regarding your personal wishes and ...

Flu-mageddon is upon us. What to do?

Ryan Neuhofel

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jan/12/247665/ If you've been hiding under a rock for the past week, you may have missed that influenza season is in full effect. We had historically low flu seasons the past 2 years, so this flu epidemic is undoubtedly worse than in recent years. More cases and possibly more severe ...

Are New Year's resolutions worthless?

Ryan Neuhofel

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/dec/30/246958/ New Year's Day usually brings a sense of optimism about “doing better” in the next year. Nearly half of Americans make a self-commitment to some type of lifestyle change once the calendar page is turned; despite everyone knowing that a majority of New Year’s goals fall short in the ...

Procrastinators $10 Flu Shot Holiday Party

Ryan Neuhofel

Early indications are that we are set to have an [unusually early (and possible severe) flu season][1]. Kansas has not yet seen widespread cases reported but the eastern US is already seeing a spike. If you have not yet received your flu shot, it needs to be done as soon ...

Free Seminar on Headaches

Ryan Neuhofel

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/nov/28/245491/ Family physician, Dr. Ryan Neuhofel of [NeuCare Family Medicine][1], will present on the basics of headaches including common types, when to see the doctor, getting a proper diagnosis and concepts in management. Cindy Johnson, Physical Therapist at [TherapyWorks][2], will then review the role of physical therapy in treatment of ...

Blame the side dishes, not the tryptophan

Ryan Neuhofel

After gorging yourself during tomorrow's Thanksgiving meal you may be strongly inclined to take a nap. Your family will likely blame the turkey's high tryptophan content as the trigger of your deep slumber, but I would suggest interrogating your mashed potatoes before convicting the gobbler. http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/nov/21/245239/ While it is true ...

The flu shot doesn't always work but you should still get it

Ryan Neuhofel

As flu season arrives ([it’s officially here now][1]) I am urging procrastinators to get vaccinated ASAP. People often cite negative personal experiences with the flu shot as a reason for declining my recommendation. The most common concerns I hear about the flu shot are “it gave me the flu” or ...

I'm paying my patients cash to quit smoking

Ryan Neuhofel

That is to say, next week I am starting a prize-linked smoking cessation program for my medical practice. Like most family docs, I am constantly reminding ‘smokers’ about the risks of tobacco and my ability to help them quit when ready. And like most physicians I probably have a false ...

Interpreting a Cholesterol Panel. The good, bad and ugly.

Ryan Neuhofel

Do you have questions about cholesterol? What should the LDL be? and what about the "good kind"? Dr. Neu explains how to interpret a lipid (cholesterol) panel in the cartoon below. http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/sep/27/241860/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt5GhnWOEDM&feature=plcp --------------------------------------------------------- W. Ryan Neuhofel, DO, MPH (Dr. Neu) is the physician and owner of [NeuCare Family Medicine][1]. ...

Osgood-schlatter's "Disease". A common cause of knee pain in teenage athletes.

Ryan Neuhofel

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/sep/07/240773/ In the video below, Dr. Neu-dles reviews the basics of Osgood-Schlatter's "Disease". A very common cause of knee pain in teenagers who run and jump frequently. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgo0pjVyoEw&feature=plcp --------------------------------------------------- W. Ryan Neuhofel, DO, MPH (Dr. Neu) is the physician and owner of NeuCare Family Medicine. He is a board-certified Family ...

Tangled Up In Gluten: Dr.Neu's thoughts on gluten-related health issues

Ryan Neuhofel

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/aug/28/240264/ Do you have concerns about gluten in your diet? or been labeled as "gluten-sensitive"? In the video below, Dr. Neu of [NeuCare Family Medicine][1] discusses the basics of gluten, Celiac disease and the new phenomenon of gluten-senstivity and eating "gluten-free". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moFg8FD-pxc&feature=plcp “Dr. Neu” is the physician and owner of ...

FREE Back-to-School Sports Physicals this Saturday

Ryan Neuhofel

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/aug/07/239115/ This Saturday morning Dr. Neu of NeuCare Family Medicine will be providing children (Age 19 and under) Pre-participation & Sports Physicals free of charge. See below for full details. **Saturday, August 11. 9am-1pm.** at NeuCare Family Medicine, Located in Medical Arts Building at 346 Maine St. *Walk-ins welcome, no ...

Shoo Sun, Don’t Bother Me! A pharmacist’s remedy for sunburns.

Andi Neuhofel, PharmD.

I watch poor sunburnt souls gingerly traipse into the pharmacy every summer here in Kansas. Most are begging for an amazing cure for their overly ripe shoulders or hypersensitive chest. Sadly, there is no magical cure for sunburns. But, there are a few things that can be done to reduce ...

Strike a Pose for What Ails You: Free Intro to Yoga event.

Ryan Neuhofel

**Curious about yoga? or how it can improve your general health and fitness? or will it work for your medical issues? and what about the hot kind? . . . . Get your questions answered at a free public event.** http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/jul/06/237348/ [NeuCare Family Medicine][1] invites the public to join us ...

Healthy Travels: Free public presentation on staying well while backpacking or bushwhacking on summer vacation.

Ryan Neuhofel

http://wellcommons.com/users/neuhofel/photos/2012/jun/12/236113/ Neu U: Saturday Morning Lecture ------------------------------- You are invited to attend this **Saturday, June 16th at 10:00am** at NeuCare's clinic (address below). Free to public. W. Ryan Neuhofel, DO, MPH (“Dr. Neu”) will give a short presentation covering basic health considerations while traveling domestically or abroad. Topics to include: ...

Eat like a Caveman? A doctor's take on the Paleo Diet.

Ryan Neuhofel

The [growing popularity][1] of the Paleo Diet has been one of the most interesting diet fads in recent years. Based around Paleolithic (pre-historic human) hunter-gatherer food sources, the “caveman” diet takes eating ‘whole’ and unprocessed foods to the next level and makes [amazing health claims][2]. But is eating like prehistoric ...

The Pill vs. Other Pills: Failure of oral contraceptives due to other medications

Hannah Cooper, R.N., BSN

In an ideal world the “birth control pill” (combination oral contraceptive pills or OCPs) is over 99.0% effective at preventing pregnancy. But many things lead to ‘real-world’ effectiveness of 93-97%. We know that taking “the pill” irregularly (i.e.e missing days) decreases its effectiveness, but what about other causes? You may ...

Do NOT Screen for Prostate Cancer? So says a government panel.

Ryan Neuhofel

Recently, the [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force][1] (USPSTF) [yes, the same panel that recommended most women NOT get mammograms until age 50] issued a [recommendation that men NOT be routinely screened for prostate cancer using the PSA test][2]. This change does not come as a complete surprise to the medical ...

Attack of the Killer Grapefruits: Potential Drug Interactions

Andi Neuhofel, PharmD.

Grapefruit juice is a fabulous source of Vitamin C and antioxidants (especially as part of a tangy pool-side cocktail), but some people should choose an alternative drink this summer. Why? Grapefruit and it’s juice is known to have many drug (prescription and OTC) interactions. (Boo!) http://wellcommons.com/users/neuhofel/photos/2012/may/18/235092/ An Accidental Discovery ------- ...

Whitney and the Benzos

Ryan Neuhofel

http://wellcommons.com/users/neuhofel/photos/2012/feb/13/230031/ Perhaps it’s premature or morose to find anything of value in the untimely death of a very gifted woman such as Whitney Houston. However, as speculation about the cause of her demise dominate headlines, maybe it is appropriate to start a dialogue about the potential dangers of psychoactive prescription ...

Bloodsucking Ninjas of the Summer! Ticks and Your Health

Ryan Neuhofel

After finding 2 ticks crawling on me recently I’m unofficially declaring it ‘tick season’. The unseasonably warm weather will likely help their populations thrive this year, but with a healthy dose of knowledge and preparation you can limit the health risks associated those nasty, godforsaken critters. http://wellcommons.com/users/neuhofel/photos/2012/may/9/234585/ DEFENSE! -------- Of ...

New Lawrence doctor to chat about his unique business model for providing care

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/jan/30/229115/ Dr. Ryan Neuhofel will be available Feb. 16 to discuss his new family practice in Lawrence. Neuhofel is unique in that he doesn’t accept health insurance or third party plans; instead he charges fees for services. He’s even willing to barter. He will be participating in an online chat ...

Lawrence doctor offering free program about seasonal allergies

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2008/feb/28/141654/ Dr. Ryan Neuhofel will be hosting a free educational program about seasonal allergies from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at [NeuCare Family Medicine][1], 346 Maine. The program "Pollen, Ragweed and Grasses, Oh My! A Review of Seasonal Allergies" will cover topics such as symptoms, cold versus ...

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