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Understanding Diabetes: Part 3 of a Three-Part Series
Thursday, December 19, 2013

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In the last two articles for this column, I discussed the development of diabetes and some of the common preventive and screening measures used by physicians to monitor the disease. For the third and final column in this series, I would like to review the most common treatments for Type 2 diabetes.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Healthy Recipes
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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These healthy recipe ideas are sure to not leave behind leftovers at your next holiday meal! As great tasting alternatives to the standard, higher fat versions, they will make it easier to cut a little fat out of your holiday diet
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Beating the Winter Cold
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

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“There’s something going around.”  These are words we hear every change of season, and throughout the winter. Instead of a “24-hour cold,” some people experience something much worse - prolonged, stuffy nose, facial pressure, discolored nasal drainage and sometimes fever and other symptoms. This can interfere with your life – sinus infections cause significant misery, and also loss of time from work.

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Are Your Medications Giving You Rebound Headaches?
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) -- formerly known as “Rebound Headache” -- is a condition where, over time, pain relievers that used to relieve headaches now cause more frequent and/or severe headaches.  It is the concept of "too much of a good thing.” Overuse of medications such as narcotics (Percocet™, Vicodan®), barbiturate-combination drugs (Fioricet®, Esgic®), caffeine-containing drugs (Excedrin®, Anacin®), decongestants (Sudafed™), or even triptans (Imitrex, Maxalt) may escalate headaches.  The more frequently acute headache medications are used, the less effective they may become.  Higher dosages may be required to maintain the same level of pain relief, but often stop working altogether. 

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If You Have a Cold, You Do Not Need Antibiotics
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Read more...Mary came into the office with a very bad urinary tract infection (UTI), and I had to tell her that the bacteria was so resistant that there were no antibiotics available to treat the infection.  She asked ‘how  could this happen?’ I told her because of the over use of antibiotics for conditions where they are not required, such as the common cold. 

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