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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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| Posted On Dec 26, 2019 | By:

Our Top Health Blogs of 2019

As we look forward to a healthy 2020, we thought it was a good time to look back at some of our most popular health blog posts of 2019. Here’s a quick summary in case you happened to miss any of them!

Six Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Blood Pressure
If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, your provider may prescribe medication to lower your blood pressure. It’s important that you take your medication regularly and as instructed.

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| Posted On Sep 09, 2019 | By:

Living Life to the Fullest with Fibromyalgia

Many times patients come to me after suffering for years from unexplained pain, fatigue, and sleep problems. For those that I diagnose with fibromyalgia (FM), it can be a relief for them to finally know what’s causing their pain.

Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic, widespread, achy musculoskeletal pain that occurs throughout the body. FM impacts the central nervous system, which affects the way the brain processes messages.

It is the second most common rheumatic disorder after osteoarthritis affecting 2–8% or millions of Americans.

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| Posted On Mar 04, 2019 | By:

Colorectal Cancer: Prevention is Possible

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, and as a gastroenterologist, I urge all of my patients to get educated about this cancer. The sobering facts are that colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. However, the optimistic news is that colorectal cancer can be prevented or caught and treated early in many people through the screening tools we have,

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| Posted On Dec 05, 2018 | By:

Aspirin: Sorting out the Facts for Cardiovascular Protection

Although traditionally used as a pain and fever reliever, aspirin has also been used for decades to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. However, if you have seen or heard any of the recent news headlines, you may be questioning whether or not you should be taking a daily aspirin for heart protection.

A trio of recently published clinical studies (ARRIVE, ASCEND, and ASPREE) calls into question the benefits of aspirin use for cardiovascular protection and highlights the possible risks associated with its use.

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| Posted On Dec 03, 2018 | By:

When Getting Pregnant Doesn’t Happen Easily

Many women can spend up to two decades of their life trying not to get pregnant. When the time comes that they decide that they do want to have a baby, it can come as a shock that pregnancy may not happen as easily as they thought it would. Conceiving a baby is typically not as simple as just discontinuing your birth control and then getting pregnant the next month. It can take time for your body to regulate once you stop birth control pills.

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