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Children and Poor Health Choices

Posted by Mark Hosko, MD in Medical Education

The children of the East Portland neighborhoods that we here at Portland Urgent Care serve are not immune to the many health issues plaguing children across the country.  Today, more and more children are experiencing “adult” health conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes and joint…

Understanding Pre-Diabetes

Posted by Mark Hosko, MD in Medical Education

Many patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes express surprise and shock that the disease seemed to sneak up on them out of nowhere. The truth is, however, that the blood glucose levels in these individuals have been above the normal range for quite some time….

Leaflets three: Ivy, oak and sumac

Posted by Mark Hosko, MD in Medical Education

Whether you’re new to the Portland area or a life-long resident, the prospect of hiking in Oregon is one that must be embraced at least once. The experience of walking through the beautiful forests in the nearby damp Columbia Gorge, witnessing wildlife in its natural…

Dealing with common overuse injuries

Posted by Mark Hosko, MD in Medical Education

Overuse injuries can strike anyone at any time, but they typically affect those who perform repetitive movements for an extended period. If you are suffering from overuse syndrome, you may be experiencing all kinds of discomfort, from severe pain to a dull ache. The key…

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