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Is Binge-Watching TV Affecting Your Health? Tips on how to combat negative impacts while still getting your series fix

Is Binge-Watching TV Affecting Your Health

It used to be that our favorite TV shows came on only once a week, at a specific time. With streaming services, we can now watch many of those same shows whenever we choose — and for however long – we want. But if you sit down for just one …

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Is Your Fish Oil Rancid?

Is Your Fish Oil Rancid?

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Think fish oil. If your gut reaction is “yuck,” you are in good company. Whether it’s from remembering Grandma’s cod liver oil or taking the foul horse-pills in the cupboard, the majority of us believe that fish oil ought to taste bad. We put up with …

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3D Imaging Minimizes Time and Cost of Dental Procedures

3D Imaging Minimizes Time and Cost of Dental Procedures

Physicians have relied on computerized axial tomography scans (CAT) for many years. CAT scans are an X-ray procedure that uses many different X-ray images with the help of computers to generate cross-sectional or even 3D views of internal organs and structures within the body. A knee replacement surgery, for example, …

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Stress Incontinence Is Nothing To Sneeze At

Stress Incontinence

“Stress incontinence” is a reality for millions of women in America today. The “stress” is not emotional or mental pressures. Rather, it’s physical pressure put on the bladder that can cause urine leakage. Something as simple as a sneeze or a cough might trigger a leak. Standing up suddenly, lifting …

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Why Younger Men Should Seek Early ED Treatment

Why Younger Men Should Seek Early ED Treatment

DR. ROBERT LUPO, D.C. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is deeply related to vascular health. Many men that begin to experience ED have little idea that they need to treat the arteriosclerosis in the penis as well as in their body. Most standard medical practitioners will start a man on the “little …

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What You Can Do To Lower Your High Cholesterol and Decrease Your Cardiovascular Risks

What You Can Do To Lower Your High Cholesterol and Decrease Your Cardiovascular Risks

Cholesterol is a natural substance that the body produces through the liver. It’s waxy and circulates through the bloodstream, feeding the heart and brain. But when cholesterol is derived from foods like saturated fats and trans fats, the body overproduces LDL, which is the “bad” cholesterol. HDL is the “good” …

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Functional Medicine and Alternative Treatment Options

Functional Medicine and Alternative Treatment Options

By Douglas C. Hall, M.D., GYN, and Functional Medicine Specialist In traditional western medicine, the condition’s symptoms are typically the only aspect treated. However, this old way of thinking and managing patients is changing, as medical professionals begin to embrace and understand that Functional Medicine plays an immense role in …

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

By Digestive Health Associates Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the name given to several chronic conditions that involves inflammation in all or some parts of your small and large intestines. The intestinal walls become inflamed, red, swollen and ulcers (sores) may develop. The two most common forms of IBD are Crohn’s …

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More People Living with Cancer

More People Living with Cancer

The evolution of cancer treatment over the last 40 years has resulted in better outcomes for patients; today more people are living with cancer than ever before. Cancer is an illness unlike any other. Many people mistakenly believe that cancer refers to one disease that occurs in many different parts …

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Fish Love

Fish Love

By Alex Anderson Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski tells the story of a man who happened upon a young man enjoying a dish of fish. And he said to the young man, “Why are you eating that dish of fish?” The young man said, “Because I love fish.” The older man said, …

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Considering Contact Lenses? Dr. Lindsey Walsh Has the Answers.

Considering Contact Lenses? Dr. Lindsey Walsh Has the Answers.

Contact lenses are very thin glass, plastic or silicone lenses that fit over the cornea to correct near- or farsightedness as well as astigmatism. If you wear or are considering contact lenses, Lindsey Walsh, OD offers some tips on how to get the most out of them. What Contact Lens …

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What To Know About Having a Biopsy

What To Know About Having a Biopsy

For most people, hearing the word “biopsy” is unsettling. Luckily, most biopsies turn out to be negative, meaning there are no signs of cancer. Infection, internal injury and other diseases can create similar symptoms, so when your doctor or clinician orders a biopsy, it is important to get checked out as …

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

What is Glaucoma? This is one of the most common questions I am asked by new patients. Glaucoma is a common condition. It affects 1 in 50 Americans over age 40. Glaucoma causes blindness in some patients. However, when diagnosed early and treated appropriately, most patients maintain excellent vision for …

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The Negative Stigma Associated with Mental Health Issues

The Negative Stigma Associated with Mental Health Issues

Dr. Jessica Peterson, psychiatrist, treats adults to geriatrics, and her experience includes substance abuse rehabilitation; behavioral, depressive and psychotic disorder treatment, consultative therapy, emergency visits, and general psychiatry. Dr. Peterson is the Medical Director of the Leesburg Regional Medical Center (LRMC) Senior Behavioral Health Center. We caught up with Dr. Peterson …

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Managing a Life with Diabetes Steps to reduce chances of complications

Managing a Life with Diabetes Steps to reduce chances of complications

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 30 million children and adults are living with diabetes in America, and nearly 1.5 million adults are newly diagnosed each year. Coping with diabetes can be challenging. Although there is no cure, diabetes can be managed with the right resources, support, proper nutrition …

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New Year Brings Fast-Acting Treatment for Depression: Ketamine

By Eric Milbrandt, MD, MPH Depression is characterized by low mood lasting at least two weeks and is often accompanied by low self-esteem, loss of hope, lack of interest in activities, and unexplained pain. Depression affects 1 in 5 people at some point in their lifetime. Some have periods of …

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