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By Chrissy Weaver, PA-C     If you, like many Americans, suffer from diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain or gas and bloating, it’s likely you have begun some of your own research in an attempt to explain your chronic symptoms. A simple google search may yield a result that poses the question “Do YOU Have Leaky […]

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By Dr. James M Stewart The heart is at the center of the vasculature system which includes all of the arteries and veins through which blood flows. The heart is the most dependable muscle in your body. Over the average person’s lifespan, it will beat around 100,000 times per day, which amounts to around 2.5 […]

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October 26, 2020

BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR, TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE MONEY AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH CARE NEEDS At the beginning of every calendar year, many health insurance plan deductibles reset to $0. With most medical coverage, before your insurance company will start paying healthcare bills, your deductible must be met. You are […]

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A recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that slightly more than half of all Americans are still not sure what the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) means for them. About 4 in 10 people aren’t sure if the law is still in effect. (It is). Starting October 1, 2013, this health-care […]

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According to the Calorie Control Council, “the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat from snacking and feasting.” The following are some tips to help decrease the caloric increase, according to Toby Amidor, from US News: Turkey: “Smaller birds are usually more tender than larger birds in which could […]

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According to a study, “Americans with health insurance are more likely than uninsured people to use preventive services…”, reports Health Day News.  However, insurance status had no effect on risky behaviors such as smoking, weight gain and not using a seat belt, according to the Journal of American Board of Family Medicine. As the year-end […]

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Dave Barry is a writer for the Miami Herald and wrote a cometic piece about his experience having a colonoscopy.  Not only is the following column informative, but it sheds light on a reality that happens more often than not.  Click here to link to the Miami Herald website, where this article was originally published […]

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For years, people have believed that stress caused ulcers. While stress does contribute to a number of gastrointestinal issues (i.e., Irritable Bowel Syndrome), it is not the cause of ulcers. There are two main causes of ulcers: (1) Medications, primarily non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which includes both over-the-counter and prescription medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, […]

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