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Drink Soda, Age Faster?

Want to age faster? I’m guessing that your answer, of course, is no. But that’s exactly what you might be doing when you drink soda. If the thought of obesity, type…

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Learning to Swallow Even the Most Troublesome Pills

I remember when my kids were getting older and my wife and I started to switch them from tasty syrups to tasteless pills. While swallowing pills is a skill many…

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Gluten-Free? Don’t Let Sugar Derail Your Diet

As gluten-free eating becomes more and more popular, you might be wondering if you should go gluten-free. The greater availability of gluten-free products has made the transition seem a little…

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Movember: How to Keep the Reluctant Man in Your Life Healthy

movemberIt’s finally November, the time of year when I start thinking about turkey and spending Thanksgiving with my extended family. It’s also a time when we start to see mustaches…

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4 Tips for a Sugar-Free Halloween (Plus a Pumpkin Cookie Recipe!)

You’ve heard that eating a lot of refined carbohydrates can cause weight gain and inflammation while leading to a host of chronic diseases. Now that you’ve nixed sugar-laden treats, it…

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Getting Older? Be Careful Where You Decide to Live

My wife and I love life in the suburbs. There’s a certain peace and tranquility in escaping from the hustle and bustle of New York City, not to mention the…

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To Eat, or Not to Eat (Artificial) Sweets?

For decades, artificial sweeteners offered the promise of delivering the sweet fix consumers crave, but with zero calories and zero effect on blood sugar. As a result, they have become…

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Why Medication Allergies Could Be More Fatal Than Food Allergies

We’ve all heard of the horror stories about death from allergies. Anaphylaxis, the swelling caused by a severe allergy that can close the airway, can be fatal within minutes if…

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You Wanted to Know: Walking Pneumonia

The cooler weather is here to remind us that flu season is around the corner. And while we should all be going out for flu shots to protect ourselves from…

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The Information You Need to Kick Smoking for Good

In my years of practice, I’ve seen how hard it is for my patients to quit smoking. Ugly advertisements and warnings from physicians are often not enough to tear away…

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