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Over the Counter Medicines: Making Safe Choices
Thursday, January 31, 2013

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When seeking pain relief or fever reduction, patients are faced with many over-the-counter (OTC) options. The array of choices can be overwhelming, especially when also trying factor in any potential interactions with other medications, or health issues the patient may face. Here are some tips from your family doctor to help reduce confusion and increase the safety of use of over-the-counter medications.

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Understanding High Blood Pressure
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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More than one in three adults in the United States has been diagnosed with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. A normal blood pressure is 120/80; if your blood pressure is consistently higher than this number, you are at increased risk for heart attack, stroke and other complications.

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Brrr! Cold Weather Safety Tips
Thursday, December 06, 2012

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No matter what that silly groundhog in Punxsutawney has to say, winter weather will be with us for a few more months. Here are some tips from a family doctor to help you stay safe during cold weather.

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Keeping Holiday Eating Under Control
Thursday, November 01, 2012

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I’ve spent a good deal of time lately discussing weight management with my patients, and they all seem to have the same concern: the upcoming holidays. For many of us, the weeks from Thanksgiving to the New Year seem to pose the biggest dietary challenge.

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How You Can Help in the Fight Against C. diff
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI), also known as C. diff, is a bacterial infection that can be diagnosed year-round.  While medications are available to treat C. diff, there are times that surgery is needed.  In severe cases, complications like sepsis, renal failure, and even death can occur.  For these reasons, we should all have more awareness about the dangers of C. diff.

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