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Bug Bites: Prevention and Treatment

When summer rolls around, many of my patients ask how to prevent bug bites. Some folks claim that eating a…

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Don’t Jump into Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Between 12 and 13 percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. For those with low-risk disease, the National…

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Is This Normal?

Pain in the ear while chewing suggests a disorder of the temporomandibular joint. In the medical world, problems with the…

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Tennis Elbow

You don’t have to play tennis to get tennis elbow. In fact, most people who develop this painful condition are…

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Cutting Down Chemotherapy Side Effects

Chemotherapy saves countless lives, but it comes with a high cost of side effects, such as fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, mouth…

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Breakthrough

It’s human nature to have occasional worried thoughts or to overanalyze important decisions. Normally, these thought patterns dissipate quickly, but…

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Seniors with Hypertension May Need More Intensive Treatment

If you have high blood pressure, lowering it is one of the most important things you can do to reduce…

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Avoid Bronchitis Overtreatment

A cough that lasts for weeks can get in the way of work and social activities, disturb your sleep and,…

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When Hives Happen: How to Treat Those Pesky Bumps

Hives, or urticaria, are itchy red bumps that arise when a substance or illness triggers white blood cells in the…

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Hope for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Marked by widespread joint pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis can leave you fatigued, steal your appetite, provoke low-grade…

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Ivermectin: Clearing the Confusion

In our 24-hour media landscape, incomplete science can make its way into the media and the public consciousness long before…

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Ask the Expert: Hand Therapy

Q: I am 78 years old and I have bent fingers on each hand, mainly the middle ones. Sometimes, my…

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The Science Behind Acupuncture

For 3,000 years, acupuncture has been a staple of Chinese health care, where it is regularly used to treat conditions…

Common Threads

From Gross to Great In Just One Hour

Mushrooms’ healing powers are far superior to most anything in nature…they prevent and treat cancer, heart disease, diabetes and all types of infections.

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Busting the Cholesterol Myth

Every year, doctors in America write 240 million prescriptions for statins, such as simvastatin (Zocor) or atorvastatin (Lipitor), to lower…