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Advanced Cardiovascular Screening + Other Tips for a Healthier Heart

Posted by Mark Petrizzi, M.D. on Feb 8, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The CDC website goes on to note: "About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that's 1 in every 4 deaths."

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Topics: Medical Perspectives, Concierge Medicine, Executive Health

Understanding “Good” and “Bad” Cholesterol

Posted by PartnerMD on Dec 13, 2017

The science around cholesterol and what we know about how it interacts with populations and individuals has evolved. As we learn more about these complex systems and relationships, the guidance shared by medical professionals and the media hype surrounding it can appear contradictory and cause confusion.

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Topics: Medical Perspectives

Prepare for Seasonal Allergies Before They Hit

Posted by Mark Petrizzi, M.D. on Aug 16, 2017

One of our PartnerMD offices is located in the lovely and historic Richmond, Virginia. The city is known for its vibrant culture, history … and seasonal allergies? According to a report by the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, Richmond tops the list as America’s “sneeziest and wheeziest” city. Seasonal allergies plague the entire East Coast though.

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Topics: Medical Perspectives

Food Allergies and Weight Gain: Is There a Connection?

Posted by Leon Spiers, M.D. on Jun 28, 2017

Hives, rash, swelling and even anaphylactic shock. Food allergies can range in severity from mild intolerance to a life threatening reaction.

But did you know that food allergies may also play a role in weight gain?

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Topics: Medical Perspectives, Lifestyle & Wellness

How Can PartnerMD Help You Manage Your Allergies?

Posted by Joy Rowe, M.D. on Jun 7, 2017

When you suffer from allergy symptoms, the last thing you want is a lengthy wait for a diagnosis.

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Topics: Medical Perspectives

What is an Allergy Patch Test and Do You Need One?

Posted by Kevin Achille Keller, M.D. on May 24, 2017

Struggling with allergies is an unfortunate but very common circumstance. To determine what is causing allergy symptoms, patients may undergo allergy testing. This testing can be done in various ways; blood, stool and skin or patch tests are all ways to test for allergens.

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Topics: Medical Perspectives

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