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Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD
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Promoting Community Health and Wellness in the Brazos Valley
Promoting Community Health and Wellness in the Brazos Valley

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Texas A&M welcomes national center to improve rural health care - Vital Record - In operationalizing this grant, I would hope the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute keeps in mind the lessons we have learned since the 1990s regarding health services utilization--that of psychological distance. The natural assumption is that more brick and mortar locations directly correlates to better health care; that is, proximate geographic access effects better health care. However, this assumption...
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Should I Screen - Quiz. Should you get screened for lung cancer? Take the quiz. Schedule an appointment (979-694-1300) if screening is indicated. https://ift.tt/1VMjaZw from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or p...
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His $109K Heart Attack Bill Is Now Down To $332 After NPR Told His Story - I don’t believe narrow network options should exist for true emergencies. The problem is that for every one true emergency, there are a dozen or more non-emergency visits. The health insurer is stuck paying a premium for those convenience visits. Many insurers have tried to curb convenience utilization of EDs through creation of narrow networks and even post-ED visit denial of claim (if the visit was deemed not a tru...
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Reading the new blood pressure guidelines - Harvard Health - Blood pressure maintenance in the normal range (less than 120 mmHg) has to start early--in the teens and age 20's--while it is still in the normal range. I suspect if your blood pressure has been elevated--let's say systolic 140's mmHg--for decades and now you're trying to get it to less than 120's, it may be too late to do so immediately without consequence. That's because the vascular remodeling which have occurred over the deca...
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Preserved anabolic threshold and capacity as estimated by a novel stable tracer approach suggests no anabolic resistance or increased requirements in weight stable COPD patients - Our latest publication in collaboration with the Texas A&M Human Research Center. We are gaining tremendous insight into the metabolic function in those with chronic diseases such as COPD, sleep apnea and heart failure. We are still recruiting patients for ongoing work. Thank your to all my patients who have made ...
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Most people who think they have a penicillin allergy are wrong. That’s dangerous. - It's important to distinguish between an intolerance and a true drug allergy. Don't paint yourself into a corner with assumed false drug allergies. That drug you incorrectly listed as an allergy could potentially save your life one day if your doctor were not excluded from ordering it. Talk to your doctor about your response. https://ift.tt/1VMjaZw from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD Information on this web site is...
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Walmart cheaper than Medicare for drugs 21% of time, Yale study finds - Many retail pharmacies now have a cash pay $4 price list. You may have greater savings for 90-day supplies. For instance, a 90-day supply may be $10 (rather than $12). Online price comparison sites like GoodRx can compare multiple pharmacies at once. https://ift.tt/1VMjaZw from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the adv...
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Bibasilar crackles: Causes, sounds, and treatment - The old stethoscope is still useful.... https://ift.tt/1VMjaZw from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.
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Science of Sleep: What can you uncover during a sleep study? - Part 2: https://ift.tt/1VMjaZw from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.
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Science of Sleep: Understanding obstructive sleep apnea - Good information from Dr. Spencer. Makes me happy that our neck of the woods, the Brazos Valley, is getting a boost in the arm for attention to sleep disorders. We’re all happy to help improve your quality of life through sleep medicine. Have better days through better nights. https://ift.tt/1VMjaZw from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitut...
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