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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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Understanding Diabetes: Part 2 of a Three-Part Series
Friday, November 08, 2013

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In last month’s article, we discussed the organs and body systems at play in the development of Type II diabetes. Today, I want to address the necessary screenings and health interventions recommended to keep the diabetic patient healthy and protected from illness. Generally speaking, these interventions can be broken into two categories: immunizations and routine screening tests.

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Low Fat Mashed Potatoes
Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Keeping fit during the holidays can be a challenge, especially when the holiday meal consists of high calorie, high fat treats.  Try substituting your family's fat laden favorites with tasty low-fat alternatives. 
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Understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Fatigue is a common complaint among patients in my practice. While there are many possible causes of fatigue, one of the less understood but more common is a disease called Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome, or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) for short. You may have heard of this disease, but how does it cause fatigue? Why is it a problem? Could you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Read on for more information.

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Understanding Diabetes: Part 1 of a Three-Part Series
Thursday, September 12, 2013

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In 2011, nearly 26 million people in the United States were affected by diabetes – and two-thirds of those people were unaware of their disease. In an effort to increase awareness of this chronic health condition, my next three months’ health articles will focus on diabetes: the disease itself; treatment options; and recommended screenings and interventions.

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