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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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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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How to Avoid the Top Six Common Childhood Illnesses

How to Avoid the Top Six Common Childhood Illnesses

Children are one of the most notorious spreaders of illnesses. Get kids together in a school, at a daycare environment, or a birthday party, and the germs are everywhere. One of the reasons kids spread germs so much is that their hands are everywhere. Plus, there is a good chance they didn’t wash their hands […]

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CNN is Reporting Worst Flu Season in Decades

CNN is Reporting Worst Flu Season in Decades

The flu season this year is being reported as one of the worst in decades. CNN reported that so far this flu season, at least 2,900 people in the US are estimated to have died of the flu. Since the flu season started in October, flu cases and hospitalizations because of the flu, have also […]

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Six Ways to Live Better with a Chronic Illness?

Six Ways to Live Better with a Chronic Illness?

Living with a chronic illness can be very difficult for the patient and their family. Chronic is a persistent or constantly recurring illness, disease, or condition. A chronic disease can be a long-term health condition that may not ever have a cure. Chronic Illnesses Here is a list of some chronic illnesses that people face: […]

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Seven Tips to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Seven Tips to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year,” which can also mean the most stressful time of the year for many. It is also a great time of year to pick up germs and illnesses from all the people you will be around at parties, shopping, work, gathers, etc. Despite your best efforts to avoid […]

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