When Should I Get a Colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a simple outpatient procedure performed under general anesthetic. During the procedure, a small scope is inserted into the anus and gently guided through the rectum into the large intestine. Prior to the procedure, you’ll be given something to take at home to help evacuate your colon and prepare for the procedure. You’ll […]

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How Can I Lower My Cholesterol?

High cholesterol can result in a variety of health complications, the most serious of which is heart attack and heart failure. Managing your cholesterol is an important part of staying healthy. There is “good” cholesterol (HDL) and “bad” cholesterol (LDL). When we talk about lowering cholesterol, we are talking about lowering your LDL or improving […]

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What are the Symptoms of Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease occurs when your immune system reacts to gluten in your digestive tract. When you think you might have this condition, it’s important to get a proper diagnosis and treatment to manage it. Find out more about the symptoms of celiac disease and when you should see a doctor. What Is Celiac Disease? Celiac […]

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When Should I Go to Urgent Care?

Urgent Care for Illnesses In general, you should get urgent care for an illness that is not serious enough to be life-threatening but still requires timely treatment. For example, you should go to urgent care for a severe sore throat and fever in order to be tested for strep, which requires prompt treatment with antibiotics. […]

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What Does a Cardiac Stress Test Show?

When your doctor suspects that there might be problems with your heart, you might need to take a cardiac stress test. This type of test provides important information about factors that affect the heart. What is Stress Testing? Stress testing refers to a test that is done in order to check how your heart functions […]

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What Causes Carpal Tunnel?

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disorder characterized by pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand and arm. The disorder happens when the median nerve, which is the main nerve in the hand, is constricted where it goes through the wrist. How Does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Begin? Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs […]

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Can Acupuncture Help with Back Pain?

When you deal with chronic back pain, it can have an impact on the activities you normally enjoy. If you haven’t been able to find relief for back pain, acupuncture might be a treatment option to consider. How Does Acupuncture Work? Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. This practice involves inserting thin needles […]

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What is Wilson’s Disease?

Finding and treating Wilson’s Disease early provides patients with improved outcomes and lowers the risk of future complications. Causes of Wilson’s Disease Wilson’s disease is inherited when both parents pass on a defective gene. Those who have this gene from one parent only carry the disease but don’t get sick from it. When you have […]

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What Can I Do to Lower My Risk of Heart Disease?

What Is Heart Disease? Heart disease refers to different kinds of heart conditions. The most common form of heart disease in the US is coronary artery disease which involves abnormalities with blood flow to the heart. Reduced blood flow can cause a heart attack. What Are the Risk Factors for Heart Disease? The three highest risk […]

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What’s the Right Way to Teach my Child to Floss?

What’s the Right Way to Teach my Child to Floss? There are many important habits we should teach our kids. One of them is learning good oral hygiene habits when they’re young. Teaching young children the right ways to floss can go a long way in preventing cavities, tooth loss, and other health problems. As […]

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