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| Posted On Oct 05, 2021 | By:

Seasonal Yard Work: Preventing Back Pain

As the seasons change, many people here in New England are dusting off their rakes and snow shovels in anticipation of the cooler weather. While often an inevitable part of home maintenance, the repetitive bending and lifting involved in seasonal yard work can lead to muscle strain or can exacerbate chronic back pain.

Here are a few tips to keep you safe and injury-free while you spruce up your outdoor space.

Don’t forget to stretch

Like any physical activity,

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| Posted On Sep 30, 2021 | By:

Tinnitus: Why Your Ears Are Ringing

If you’ve ever attended a concert or been exposed to loud noises, chances are you’ve experienced ringing, buzzing, or clicking in your ears afterward. Medically known as tinnitus, this common condition can be annoying or frustrating, but it is luckily not life-threatening. Around 10% of Americans have experienced some form of tinnitus for at least 5 minutes in the last year, so it’s important to recognize the symptoms and understand your treatment options.

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| Posted On Sep 09, 2021 | By:

Psoriasis: Know the Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatments

Psoriasis is a common chronic skin disease that affects more than 8 million Americans. It is characterized by red, itchy, and scaly patches on the knees, elbows, back, and scalp. Psoriasis runs on a cycle, with flare-ups usually occurring for a few weeks or months at a time. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, there are various treatments and lifestyle changes to manage symptoms and reduce the severity of flare-ups.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Symptoms of psoriasis differ case-by-case,

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| Posted On Jun 08, 2021 | By:

How to Choose the Best Sunscreen to Protect Your Skin

As summer approaches and the weather warms up, many people will be spending more time outdoors. Although getting outside and staying active is good for your health, it’s important to be careful of long-term sun exposure, which can lead to a common yet dangerous type of skin cancer called melanoma. Luckily, one of the best ways to protect yourself from melanoma is to simply wear sunscreen and reapply throughout the day.

Sunscreen use is extremely important regardless of gender,

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| Posted On May 04, 2021 | By:

Seasonal Allergies, the Common Cold, or COVID-19?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a cough, sneeze, sore throat, or congested nose might trigger heightened anxiety. However, it’s important to remember that despite the many precautions we are taking during this pandemic, seasonal allergies and the common cold still exist. While some symptoms do overlap, there are a few key differences between allergies, the common cold, and a COVID-19 infection to keep in mind when assessing your symptoms.

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| Posted On Mar 08, 2021 | By:

Under Pressure: How to Avoid and Treat a Sinus Infection

Protecting yourself from a sinus infection is an essential part of maintaining respiratory health – particularly as we continue cold and flu season during the pandemic. Our respiratory system helps us breathe, allows our body to absorb oxygen for vital organ function, and cleans out waste gases such as carbon dioxide.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 31 million Americans experience sinus infections every year. While a sinus infection may seem like a minor ailment,

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| Posted On Feb 05, 2021 | By:

A Different Kind of Acid Reflux

Most of us have experienced heartburn at one time or another. Maybe you ate too much at a holiday gathering, or chowed down a chili cheese dog at a ball game, or had some other “dietary indiscretion” and before you knew it, the classic burning feeling in the chest began. Heartburn is caused when the acid in your stomach, there to break down the food you ate, refluxes (flows in the wrong direction) and enters your esophagus which connects your throat to your stomach.

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| Posted On Sep 15, 2020 | By:

Easing the Pain of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA), also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common chronic disease of the joints and affects more than 30 million Americans.

In normal joints, the cartilage that covers the end of each bone serves as a cushion and lubricant. In people with osteoarthritis, the cartilage wears down, causing pain, inflammation, and problems moving the joint. Although OA can affect any joint, it appears more frequently in the hips, knees, lower back,

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| Posted On Jul 22, 2020 | By:

Ear, Nose and Throat Care in the Age of COVID-19

Some people might think that the “age of COVID” greatly limits the job of an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinician. Granted, the nature of our specialty usually requires us to get close and look into pretty small spaces like ear canals and nostrils. But as we have all learned from our new world of stay-at-home work and virtual connections, technology has made many things possible.

Our state’s re-opening guidelines currently allow us to provide in-person care,

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| Posted On May 06, 2020 | By:

Help, My Hands Are So Dry!

The message has been shared loud and clear; you need to make sure you wash your hands to prevent the spread of COVID-19!

Handwashing as a means to prevent the spread of disease is not a new concept, but you’re probably washing your hands more often and more thoroughly these days.

Treating Dry, Itchy, and Cracked Hands

Frequent handwashing can lead to itchy, cracking, or flaking dry skin.

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