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  • The New Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug in Your Home

    The results of a recent study done at Columbia University Medical Center in New York show that the superbug known as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) has spread to new environments.

    This is pretty scary news, because it means that a staph infection...
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  • What To Do About Stress

    Global warming with crazy weather happenings, the recent government shutdown, people with economic problems, trying to help patients get well when they cannot afford the medications that will heal them, these are just a few things that have led me to write once again...
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  • Prevention Is The Key To Protect Your Heart

    Over 25 years ago I completed a fellowship in the field of Preventive Cardiology, which was a relatively new concept at the time. The idea behind it was to find those at risk for heart disease and stroke and help them to modify their risk factors for disease....
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  • Probitoics Are Good For You!

    You've seen the TV commercials promoting special yogurt to rid abdominal cramps, bloating, and make up for years of poor eating habits. And you must be wondering: What makes yogurt so therapeutic? Wonder no longer, yogurt contains probiotics.

    What are pr...
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  • Are Vitamins and Supplements a Waste of Money?

    A couple of weeks ago, one of my patients came in for a visit with a bag full of 15 vitamins and supplements. She wanted me to review them and tell her which ones I thought were good and which ones were not.

    It took about 20 minutes to go through all her stuff....
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  • Have A Statin Chaser With Your Burger?!

    A recent study done in England has found that it would be cost effective to have statin drugs as condiments at fast food restaurants for those who choose to have cheeseburgers and milkshakes. I am speechless, which for me is quite unusual. I have often...
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  • Keep Cool in the Heat!

  • The More Things Change, The More Things Stay The Same

    As a physician with conventional medical training, I often used to look at home remedies with skepticism. I have had several patients who have sworn that apple cider vinegar was good for whatever ailed them. Apple cider vinegar has been around for ages.Hipp...
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  • How To Stay Safe At the Dentist's Office

    When it comes to our medical care, we take a certain level of safety for granted. We figure our doctors and dentists take basic steps to avoid causing infections – like washing their hands and cleaning their equipment. But sometimes news stories remind us that healthcare...
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  • Time To Get On Your Bike And Take A Ride!

    Are you a person with creaky joints? If you have them, then you know that they can make exercise challenging. Biking is something that you can do that is a great aerobic activity, good for maintaining a healthy weight and is just plain fun. And, it will make...
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