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5 Healthy Spring Lunch Ideas Health Coaches Love

Maybe it’s all the warm sunshine after the cold winter months; there’s just something about the spring season that makes us crave fresh foods.

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How Long Do Antibiotics Take to Work on Sinus Infections?

Posted by Robert Cross, M.D. on Apr 26, 2017

Often, sinus infections are treated with antibiotics. However, your doctor will determine the best treatment based on the root cause of your sinus infection. If antibiotics are prescribed, you may want to know how long it will be before you start to experience relief from symptoms.

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What Causes Eczema to Flare Up: Eczema Symptoms and Prevention

Posted by Kevin Achille Keller, M.D. on Apr 19, 2017

-Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic condition that causes inflamed, itchy, irritated skin. Eczema is a common disease, especially among children, but can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or gender.

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Can Allergies Cause High Blood Pressure?

Posted by Michelle Headley, M.D. on Apr 12, 2017

Allergies do not directly cause high blood pressure, but can be an indirect factor due to inflammation. 

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When Are Allergies a Medical Concern?

Posted by David Pong, M.D. on Apr 5, 2017

Itchy eyes, sneezing and a runny nose: you may know that these are common symptoms of seasonal allergies. But did you know that more serious issues like asthma, eczema, nausea and diarrhea can also be symptoms of an allergic reaction?

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Allergies at Night: Why Do I Sneeze More at Bedtime?

Posted by Barry Wein, M.D. on Mar 27, 2017

If you suffer from certain allergies, you may notice that your symptoms worsen at bedtime, which can leave you tossing and turning all night.

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How Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Sleep

Posted by Jim Burford, M.D. on Mar 1, 2017

Good sleep is important, and not just because you need to stay awake during your Monday staff meeting. Getting the right amount of sleep can help lower your risk of certain illnesses.

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Topics: Medical Perspectives, Lifestyle & Wellness

Life After Menopause - What to Expect Post Menopause

Posted by Jin Moon Kang, M.D. on Feb 28, 2017

Hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes and sleep problems. If you’re a woman between the ages of 45 and 55 experiencing these symptoms, and you have not had a period in 12 months or more, you are most likely experiencing menopause.

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Age Well and Live to 100: Advice from a Physician

Posted by Tamara Sobel, M.D. on Jan 25, 2017

Adopting a healthy lifestyle in your 20’s and 30’s is the foundation for aging well and living longer, but it’s never too late to start. In addition to not smoking, refraining from excessive alcohol use, and using sunscreen, a healthy lifestyle includes three key components: healthy eating habits, regular exercise and stress management. While there’s no magic secret for living to 100, it is never too early to plan for longevity.

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Topics: Medical Perspectives, Lifestyle & Wellness

When Does Aging Begin and How to Prepare

Posted by Ellie Goldbloom, M.D. on Jan 18, 2017

We start aging as soon as we’re born - but what does that really mean? For most people, “aging” really begins when they start feeling mild aches and pains, such as stiff knees after long periods of sitting still. However, your age may not always be an accurate picture of your overall health.

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Topics: Medical Perspectives, Lifestyle & Wellness

How to Prevent Arthritis Naturally with Diet and Exercise

Posted by Jim Burford, M.D. on Dec 7, 2016

Did you know that in 2010, 22.7% (52.5 million) of adults reported physician-diagnosed arthritis? And that arthritis has a slightly higher prevalence in women (23.9%) than in men (18.6%)? The high number of arthritis cases may have you wondering how to avoid this chronic illness.

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What Does It Mean If I Have Pain Behind My Knee While Running?

Posted by PMDhealth on Nov 29, 2016

Whether you’ve just started a couch-to-5K running program or you’re a seasoned marathoner, you’re probably no stranger to aches and pains in your legs and knees as you grow muscle and improve your stamina. But how do you know if the pain is normal or part of a bigger issue?

What is the most common type of knee pain? And what does it mean if you have pain behind your knee when you run? Read on to find out.

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