Courtney Medical Group has been honored and privileged to provide quality medical care to Tucson since 1988.
We are dedicated to understanding and assessing your needs and concerns. Our committed team of medical staff and providers strives to educate, prevent illnesses, and improve your health and quality of life. Your overall health is determined by more than routine exams; we seek a partnership in approaching health concerns and work to establish a lasting connection in a respectful and professional manner. Building a quality lifestyle with you is our priority, understanding that each person brings their own needs and concerns.
You have a choice in your healthcare, and we value you choosing Courtney Medical Group.
With so much information available today, we wanted to share important news regarding your health and wellness in a simple, snapshot format. Here is the latest:
Deaths Related To Vaping Continue To Rise
In response to the continued rise of lung illnesses and deaths related to vaping, the FDA has issued a recommendation that e-cigarette or vaping products that contain THC be avoided. The only way to assure that you are not at risk while the investigation continues is to consider refraining from use of all e-cigarette and vaping products. Adults addicted to nicotine using e-cigarettes should weigh all risks and benefits, and consider utilizing FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapies. They should not turn to or resume using combustible tobacco. There is no safe tobacco product. All tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, carry a risk. For more information on the outbreak and recommendations, please see the FDA’s consumer update on vaping illnesses.
Romaine Lettuce Recall Update
Late November, a recall of Romaine lettuce used within pre-made salad mixes was issued. The source was found to be in the Salinas, CA area. The most recent update from the CDC says 67 people across 19 states infected with E. coli are linked to the outbreak. Thirty-nine of them have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. The CDC is urging people to avoid all lettuce from the Salinas, CA region- you can check the package, or label on the lettuce. If you are unsure, do not eat the product. This particular strain, E. coli 0157:H7 is considered a more serious infection, so it is better to err on the safe side. For more information, you can read here.
Additional Concerns Raised Over Ranitidine
Information continues to expose additional concerns over ranitidine, commonly known as Zantac. The manufacturing process, previously thought to be when medication was exposed to a contaminant was the reason behind elevated levels of NDMA; now, information shows that it may be the actual process that is creating the elevated NDMA levels.
In addition, sources at the FDA shared that they are looking into how ranitidine interacts with the human body, specifically what happens to NDMA levels in the body, after ranitidine has been exposed to acid in the stomach.
Please call your provider or pharmacist to discuss any concerns regarding ranitidine and alternatives if you are currently using a prescription that contains the ingredients in question.
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What’s New at Our Practice
We Have Moved To A New Location!
We are excited to announce that Courtney Medical Group has moved! Our new office is located at 1671 W. Ina Road, Ste 101, Tucson AZ, 85704. You can read more about our new location here.
CBD Products Now Available
Courtney Medical Group now offers CBD infused products! What is CBD? It is a component of marijuana called a cannabinoid. CBD does not cause a high, but does appear to exert pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects and reduce anxiety. For more information, read here. You can also see what products are available for purchase here.
Read Our Latest Blog Post
We add a new blog post daily- topics range from general wellness information, local events and activities throughout Tucson, Arizona, weight loss information, Dr. Courtney’s personal perspective on a variety of topics, and an in-depth look into living with chronic pain. You can find our most recent posts below, and you can search our archives here.