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“Healthy” Fitness Foods May Inspire More Eating, Less Exercise

What was the last healthy snack you had? Can you remember what made you think it was healthy? Food producers put large amounts of time, creativity, and money into designing…

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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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Is It Urgent or an Emergency? How to Know and Where to Go

I was at the urgent-care center because my ears had inexplicably clogged up while enjoying the hotel pool during vacation. But even though my hearing was severely muffled, I could…

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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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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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Helpful Habits: Setting Yourself Up for Success

I talk to patients in my practice all the time about how hard it is to stay on top of your medications. Some are on multiple medications that they take…

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Act Fast to Save Yourself From a Stroke

During a stroke, every second that goes by is another second that your brain is being deprived of the nutrients and oxygen it badly needs to keep you functioning and…

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Why I’m Proud of Whoopi Goldberg

Bad habits are sneaky by nature. You figure you’ll have “just one” cookie, or cigarette, or drink, or whatever your vice of choice may be, and the next thing you…

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You Wanted to Know: Prenatal Vitamins for Hair

Prenatal vitamins are a must for pregnant women who need higher amounts of vitamins and minerals like folic acid and iron to keep their growing babies healthy. Taking these vitamins…

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Allergens Hiding in Your Home

When springtime rolls around, outdoor allergens like grass and tree pollen get a whole lot of attention for making your nose run and your eyes itch. So it can be…

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