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01
Oct
2014

Fall Allergies: Know the Symptoms, Identify the Causes, and Take Action

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Have you been feeling a little under the weather lately?  Fall allergies may be the cause.  Many people associate common allergy symptoms with the springtime.  Yet, each season comes with its own set of stimulants, and fall is certainly no exception. Possible Culprits & Solutions A few of the most typical fall allergens include ragweed, mold, and dust mites.  You…

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11
Sep
2014

Respiratory Infections, Sinusitis, and Sore Throats: Can Antibiotics Cause More Harm Than Good?

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If you’ve ever been to the doctor, you know all about antibiotics.  Chances are that you’re given these pills just about any time you come in with a cough or a runny nose.  You might even know which antibiotics seem to work best for you and which ones you could do without. For many health care providers, prescribing antibiotics has…

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25
Aug
2014

Prescription Drug Abuse in the U.S.: Potential Reasons and Proven Side Effects

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No one wants to be in pain.  By its definition, pain is uncomfortable and undesirable.  Pain may be physical, psychological, or emotional.  In medicine, we tend to focus on the physical pain.  For this pain, there seems to be a quick fix - opioid pain medications. A Growing Trend in the U.S. The amount of pain medications that are prescribed and…

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14
Jul
2014

If I have a tick bite, will I get Lyme disease?

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The weather is absolutely beautiful at this time of year, and everyone wants to be outside.  Unfortunately, humans aren’t the only creatures who thrive in this type of warm summer environment.  Mosquitoes, wasps, and other insects are also out and about.  We can’t forget about the dreaded ticks either! Many of us have experienced a tick bite at least once…

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07
Jul
2014

What is an Internal Medicine physician?

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You may have been wondering this exact question but didn’t feel comfortable asking.  Well, don’t worry!  As Internal Medicine specialists, this question comes up quite often. According to the American College of Physicians, “Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to…

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