halloween-pumpkins

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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older couple house

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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artificial-sweetners

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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Pills

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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sick woman with cough in bed

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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No smoking

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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Colored pills, tablets and capsules

Patients with Pill Changes More Likely to Stop Medications

When your doctor writes you a prescription, the pharmacy often swaps it out for a cheaper generic version of the pill. This can happen during medication refills as well, with…

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Keeping Bacteria at Bay This Summer

Summer is the time for outdoor eating and my family and I have made a habit of grilling when the weather’s nice. But the bacteria in your food love the heat…

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Mosquito sitting on the skin

Bug Repellent Guide

Nothing spoils a nice summer evening outside like a swarm of mosquitoes, some biting flies or a blood-sucking tick. The resulting red, itchy bites are uncomfortable enough to drive anyone…

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Mosquito sitting on the skin

How To Protect Yourself From Dengue Fever and Chikungunya

Many parts of the country have been seeing an extremely rainy May and June this year, which means mosquito season is upon us. They can be more than a nuisance…

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