All posts by Linda Simon

7 Tips to Reduce Heartburn

7 Tips to Reduce Heartburn

As we age, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), more commonly known as heartburn, is an uncomfortable sensation we experience after eating occasionally. If we are not careful, heartburn can be a daily occurrence and have serious health implications. Acid reflux happens when there is acid backflow from the stomach into the esophagus. Heartburn is a painful […]

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7 Reasons Why You Need a Primary Care Physician

7 Reasons Why You Need a Primary Care Physician

Many people would be surprised to know how many treatment options a primary care physician can really offer. When facing a health issue, it is common to want to go straight to a specialist. For example, if you are someone who experiences acid reflux, you may seek out a gastroenterologist. However, a primary care physician […]

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Alcohol: How Does it Affect Blood Pressure?

Alcohol: How Does it Affect Blood Pressure?

Alcohol’s role in our culture is an interesting thing. It can take on the role of a dangerous and easily abused substance, while equally taking on the role of a social lubricant and complementary pairing to a nice meal. Culturally, alcohol is widely accepted and encouraged. Some of the habits encouraged in pop culture aren’t […]

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Managing Chronic Pain: The Safest Methods

Managing Chronic Pain: The Safest Methods

Pain medication and opioid addiction have become a major problem sweeping the country. But, if you’re living with chronic pain how can you continue to function without heavy medication? Here we go over some methods on managing chronic pain without needing heavy narcotics all the time. 1. Deep Breathing and Meditation Practices Can Help Relaxation […]

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Should I Be Worried About the Coronavirus?

Should I Be Worried About the Coronavirus?

The news is sensational and everyone has heard of the quarantines, face mask shortages, and other extremes the people of China find themselves facing. But, as Americans, should we be worried? Here we tell you all we know about the coronavirus, what precautions you need to take, and if you should really be that worried […]

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Help — Do I Have Shingles and What Should I Do?

Help — Do I Have Shingles and What Should I Do?

Have you ever heard of shingles? Do you know much about it? Are you wondering what the symptoms are and how long you are contagious? Do you have a rash and you aren’t sure what type? Then, keep reading, and we will tell you all about it. What is Shingles? Shingles is a painful rash […]

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