You Wanted to Know: Sarcoidosis

Recently, I’ve received several questions about sarcoidosis, a relatively uncommon but serious health condition that can affect any organ in the body. One of my viewers, Julie, asked for more…

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Free Drug Samples May End Up Costing Patients More Money

Free drug samples may not be as cost-saving as they may appear. A new study suggests that doctors who give patients free drug samples are also less likely to prescribe…

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Long Winter May Lead to “Pollen Vortex”

Brace yourself, allergy sufferers. Experts are saying that due to a long, wet winter, this spring is looking to pack a powerful pollen punch. With the ice-cold days of the…

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You Wanted to Know: Muscle Cramps

Whether it’s the excruciating pain of a charley horse or a dull, achy pain in your neck, nearly everyone has had or will experience a muscle cramp at some point….

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Autism: What We Know

Even after decades of research into this difficult-to-understand condition, autism rates are continuing to climb. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that the prevalence of…

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You Wanted to Know: Hemorrhoids

For a problem that’s so common, hemorrhoids are not often talked about (perhaps because they don’t make for very good dinner conversation). But the fact is that by age 50,…

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You Wanted to Know: Fibromyalgia

Widespread aches and pains and severe fatigue are the hallmarks of fibromyalgia, a painful disease that affects nearly 2% of people. Fibromyalgia is a frustrating diagnosis for the many people…

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New Blood Test May Predict Alzheimer’s Three Years in Advance

A new blood test may be 90% accurate at predicting whether someone will develop Alzheimer’s disease within the next three years. Researchers at Georgetown University tested the blood of 525…

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Flu Season Is Still On

According to the CDC, despite the start of some declining numbers the overall flu activity is still above baseline. And as a practicing physician I can attest to that! But…

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You Wanted to Know: PPIs

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), acid-reducers often used to treat heartburn and indigestion, are among the most commonly taken medications in the U.S. Thousands of Americans take over-the-counter PPIs like omeprazole…

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