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The Importance of Iron

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Popeye knew what he was doing by eating his spinach. He turned to spinach to get stronger, which is true – spinach can help a person feel/be stronger. How? Spinach is loaded with iron, which not only helps a person’s strength, but also can give a person energy, strengthen bones,...
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What to Do About Eczema

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Have you noticed any red blotches on your skin? Maybe some blisters? Do they ooze or crust? Is your skin scaly? Do these skin conditions come and go? There’s a very good chance you could have eczema. Eczema isn’t just a child’s group of skin conditions, it can affect adults, as...
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Nutrition for the Holiday Season

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It’s that time of year again: the holidays! Fortunately, or unfortunately (whichever way you look at it), these holidays bring a lot of food to the table-from turkeys and stuffing to pies and cookies, and let’s not forget, plenty of alcohol. The holidays are a time where friends...
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The Best Brain Food to Keep You Healthy and Sharp

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As we age, our bodies age, including our brain. Unfortunately, getting older is inevitable, but through the lifestyle choices we make, we can maintain a healthy, “younger” brain into our older age. Staying sharp as a knife is important, because this organ is the control center of...
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Depression & Heart Disease

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Written with: Leo Pozuelo, MD Department of Psychiatry and Psychology The original article appeared here. It is common for you to feel sad or depressed after a heart attack, cardiac surgery or procedure, recent hospitalization, or new diagnosis of heart disease. These emotions...
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Facts About Tetanus and the Shot

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When was the last time you had a tetanus vaccine booster? Many people aren’t entirely informed on what a tetanus shot does for the body; however, they may know they need to get this shot if they step on a rusty nail.  As an adult, the tetanus-diphtheria (td) vaccine is...
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What is an Internist?

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An explanation by Dr. Kordonowy Speaking to patients as well as personal friends, I have become aware that many patients do not understand what an Internal Medicine physician is or does. We are the broadest specialty that diagnoses and manages adult health problems. Surgery is...
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Hyperthyroidism vs. Hypothyroidism

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Have you ever felt like your metabolism may be off? Do you have difficulty losing weight? Experienced unexplained weight gain?  Hair loss? Chronic fatigue? You may have a thyroid issue. Around 27 million Americans suffer from a thyroid-related illness. Thankfully precise...
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What a Pain: Living with Osteoarthritis

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No one wants to be slowed down. Unfortunately, sometimes pain in the body can keep us from living and doing the things we want. More than 3 million cases a year are reported of people suffering from osteoarthritis, a common condition that can make it difficult to walk, bend,...
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Optimizing Your Nutrition

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Looking for a new “diet”? Need to drop a few pounds? Looking for a healthier eating strategy? The information readily available these days is nearly endless. However, it can be a little overwhelming. Information overload! Who do you trust on this topic? Is this person a doctor,...
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Feel the Burn: Facts About UTIs

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Did you know around 10 million doctor office visits and 1.5 million hospitalizations per year are due to urinary tract infections (UTIs)?  In fact, one in every five women will get at least one UTI in her lifetime. Twenty percent of women who get a UTI will get another, and 30...
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