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Archive for October, 2012

Adult FLU Shot Clinic

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Saltzer Medical Group

Saltzer Medical Group
9850 W. St. Luke’s Drive, Nampa (behind Costco), Second Floor
Friday, October 12th
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Saturday, October 13th
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans will be billed.
Private pay discounted fee $35

Must be 19 years of age or older

Saltzer Medical Group and Les Bois Surgery Center NOT recipients of tainted medications

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Saltzer Medical Group and Les Bois Surgery Center NOT recipients of tainted medications

A recent outbreak of fungal meningitis related to medications injected for pain management has been identified.

Through notification of the CDC and our own investigation we have determined Saltzer Medical Group was not a recipient of the tainted medication.

Source of the outbreak was identified as the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. It was also determined that all tainted medications were compounded. Saltzer received no medications from there, nor do we utilize compounded Methylprednisolone Acetate.

All injection medications provided by Saltzer physicians in Saltzer offices and the Les Bois Surgery Center were provided by McKesson Health Care and determined to be free of the tainted substance. According to McKesson it is their policy to purchase only substances approved by the FDA, and no compounds.

The physicians of Saltzer Medical Group take your health very seriously. If you have any questions regarding this information please call 463-3067.

Vitamin D

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for proper body function. It plays an important role in good muscle function and strong bones. Recent data have also suggested adequate vitamin D is needed to help prevent cancer and to support good brain function. Vitamin D can be synthesized in the skin through exposure to ultraviolet light. It can also be well absorbed when taken in foods or as a pill. Some people suggest that sunscreens should not be used so that people can make adequate Vitamin D. We know, however, that sun exposure is directly linked to increased risk of skin cancer, the most common kind of cancer in America. Remember, to be sun smart, to reduce your risk of skin cancer even as you work to keep your vitamin D levels healthy. Avoid peak hours of sunlight between 9AM and 3PM. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and broad-spectrum SPF 30 or greater sunscreen when outside in peak hours. Eat a healthy, balanced diet that includes foods rich in Vitamin D such as oily fish and Vitamin D enriched dairy products. Taking 800 to 1000 IU of Vitamin D3 is safe for most people. Work with your primary care doctor to ensure you have adequate vitamin D levels and let him/her know about any supplements you might be taking.

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