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How Immunizations Save Your Life and Probably Already Have

Immunizations have been in the news a lot this year. It seems like everyone’s been interested in vaccines for one reason or another, from the measles outbreak and the seasonal flu…

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Protecting Your Hearing Well Into Old Age

The last 50 years have seen a revolution in the way the music is made, distributed, and consumed. I grew up listening to records, then cassettes, then CDs and now…

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Staying Healthy During Barbecue Season

I fired up the grill with my family yesterday, and I have to say that few things taste better than food hot off the grill. Unfortunately, grilling can also be…

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Why Men Should Visit the Doctor’s Office

I see men all the time in my office with a selective vision of how to care for their health. They tell me that they do things like workout with…

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Cigarette Smoking Leads to Many Kinds of Cancer, Half of Cancer Death

When cancer and smoking come in the same sentence, many people think about lung cancer. This is because lung cancer was the first to be associated with smoking and the…

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How to Keep Cool This Summer

On my daily morning walks, I’ve noticed that temperatures have really started to climb. While hotter weather can lead to bothersome problems like sweat stains on your work clothes, the…

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Losing Weight May Help Asthma Symptoms

Asthma and obesity have both been on the rise in the U.S. over the last decade. More than one in three Americans is now obese and more than half are…

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The Number-One Way to Boost Your Health This Summer

Patients and friends often ask me what the best thing they can do for their health is. The question makes the answer seem deceptively easy, when in fact it’s very…

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Preventing Hip Fractures Is More About Preventing Falls

If you’re over the age of 65 or have a family member who is, you’ve probably heard about hip fractures. These breaks are far more common in the senior population…

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What You Need to Know About Common Cancer Screening

It’s easy to feel like everything in medicine should be straightforward, but unfortunately that’s far from true. New research is constantly changing and deepening our understanding of how to keep…

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