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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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Understanding the Pneumonia Vaccine
Monday, October 08, 2012

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Last month, I encouraged you to consider getting the influenza vaccine to protect you and your loved ones from contracting the flu, a potentially deadly upper respiratory infection. As a follow-up, I would like to address a similarly important (and vaccine-preventable) illness: pneumococcal pneumonia.

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