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  • Fats – What the skinny on them? August 27, 2010

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    We’ve all heard the recommendation to decrease our intake of saturated fats and trans fats. We’ve all heard that eating the wrong kinds of fats can cause serious health problems. We’ve also heard there are good fats and bad fats. Here’s the “skinny”…

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  • Insomnia – the Waking Game August 27, 2010

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    There is a reason for the phrase “I slept like a baby” when describing a good night’s rest. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, once people reach adulthood approximately 30 percent have symptoms of insomnia. For people over age 60, that number ... Continue Reading

  • Statins – Offering a viable option for improving a cholesterol profile August 27, 2010

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    With heart disease the single leading cause of death in America and stroke the third leading cause, the use of statins offers many patients viable treatment and prevention options not previously available.

    Controlling your cholesterol level is an important factor in maintaining good health. Cholesterol ... Continue Reading

  • Aspirin? Tylenol? Advil? Aleve?…What’s the difference? June 27, 2010

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    You’ve no doubt heard the question, “Does anyone have an aspirin?” Most of the time, people don’t have a particular brand in mind, just as people ask for a Kleenex when they want a tissue or Xerox when they want to make a copy. ... Continue Reading

  • Allergies: Seasonal Allergies or a Cold? April 27, 2010

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    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases estimates that more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergic diseases. Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in United States. They arise from loss of the body’s natural resistance ... Continue Reading

  • Headaches – Simple or Serious? April 27, 2010

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    There are many different types of headaches. They have their own names, their own symptoms, and their own best treatments. The sooner you can identify your type of headache, the better you will be able to manage it.

    Most people get tension headaches. Symptoms ... Continue Reading

  • Shingles Vaccine January 27, 2010

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    You’ve probably had chickenpox. Perhaps your parents even exposed you to the virus as a small child, when you were likely to have a mild case and be done with it. However, the virus remains dormant in your body throughout your lifetime, and could ... Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder January 27, 2010

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    Do you feel moody or have trouble waking up when the days grow shorter and darker? Many people do—and the symptoms can range from mild unhappiness at the lack of sunshine to a clinical condition called “Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).” The National Institutes of ... Continue Reading

  • Medications – What you should know! January 27, 2010

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    Here are some common medication questions—with answers!

    Are generics and branded drugs identical?

    Patients wonder why generics don’t look or taste the same as branded drugs, and they worry about generics’ side-effects. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “The active ingredient (in generic drugs) ... Continue Reading

  • Leg Cramp Relief August 27, 2009

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    Leg cramps, those painful muscle contractions that occur so suddenly, usually strike during the night and shock you awake from sleep. Sometimes called “Charley horses,” they can also attack during the day while you’re driving your car, riding a bicycle, or participating in ... Continue Reading