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You and Your Health
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Because summer is approaching, it is a good time to review ways of preventing sunburn, tick and insect bites, and allergic reactions to plant exposures. If you’re one to enjoy the outdoors, … more
Although Philip Hone became a symbol of upper class New York City, his life began in 1780 as the younger son of a poor carpenter. At the age of 16, he joined his brother’s auctioneering … more
Climate changes that affect our health Most of us are becoming increasingly aware of changing weather patterns, reports of droughts and flooding, larger and stronger hurricanes and cyclones, rapid … more
An increasing incidence of obesity in the United States is causing the rise of other associated health problems, one of which leads to heart disease and premature death. This condition is called … more
Cold weather is just as challenging to your skin as warm weather seasons. This time of the year, you may notice dryness and flaking, and in some cases, cracking of the skin in exposed areas such as … more
Cold weather is here—the time for many of us to start thinking about getting a flu shot. The 2018-2019 vaccine is now available and, for those of you who have not received one, this is a great … more
Persistent blood pressure elevation or hypertension affects about one in three, making it the most common chronic disease seen in medical practices. As we age, the incidence increases. Only about 7% … more
The Alzheimer’s Association and SAGE (Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders) have just released a paper (“Issues Brief: LGBT and Dementia”) focusing on the effects of … more
Now that summer is here, allergy suffers are reacting to agents associated with this season. April showers and May flowers and their associated allergens change over to tree pollen in late spring and … more
Our summer has started, and we are experiencing higher outside temperatures and an increased chance of insect bites, sunburns and possible dehydration, heat exhaustion or stroke (hyperthermia). This … more
Colorectal (colon and rectal) cancer is the third most common type of cancer diagnosed, with prostate and lung cancer in males and breast and lung cancer for women being more common. Annually there … more
The history of the use of medicinal plants goes back to the Paleolithic age, approximately 60,000 years ago. There is a great deal of written history on the use of herbal treatment in Sumerian, … more
Experiencing neck or low back pain is a virtually universal experience. Spine pain is a common reason for seeking care and treatment from our primary care physician. This article will describe common … more
We are constantly exposed to a wide range of electromagnetic radiation. This can include very low-frequency radio waves; microwaves; visible light; infra- and ultraviolet radiation; and x-rays, gamma … more
We are constantly exposed to a wide range of electromagnetic radiation. This can include very low-frequency radio waves; microwaves; visible light; infra- and ultraviolet radiation; and x-rays, gamma … more
The recent natural disasters in Texas and Florida highlight the need for all of us to prepare for emergencies or terrorist attacks that could potentially displace us from our homes and in some cases … more
Regardless of the causes for the warming of our environment, public health officials are very aware of how environmental changes lead to catastrophic health problems for a population because of … more
It appears that warm weather is finally here to stay. This is a great time to be outside in our area, but there are precautions that you and your family members should follow to avoid sunburn and … more
Lyme disease is the best known, but by no means the only infection transmitted by tick bites. The highest incidence of Lyme disease (LD) are in the Northeast, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Other … more
Heart disease remains a leading cause of mortality and disability in the U.S. and worldwide. It is estimated that there are 27.6 million adults with some form of heart disease, representing 11.5% of … more
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