November 2010

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Feeling Guilty About Overeating? Think Again!

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year! For most people it means getting together with family and friends to give thanks, celebrate, feast and relax. It is the time of the year you throw your diet to the wind and indulge yourself in holiday eating with a bountiful array of foods. Traditionally it […]

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Turn Off Post Nasal Drip And Breathe Easy

At this time of year when temperatures are getting much cooler and it’s raining more often, I get a lot of patients coming in complaining of a chronic cough and feeling like there’s a faucet slow drip, drip, dripping in the back of their throat. These are common symptoms of a condition usually associated with […]

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Are You At Risk For Bisphenol A Side Effects?

If you’re like many of my patients, you’re old enough to remember going to the beach and at least stepping on a piece of glass, or worse cutting your foot, from broken soda bottles. Then plastic started to be mass manufactured and happily most of those pieces of broken glass gradually disappeared from beaches, sidewalks, […]

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What To Do About Calf Pain

One of the most common complaints I hear from my patients, especially the very active ones, concerns calf pain. I’ve even experienced it myself on occasion after a strenuous workout. Calf pain can range all the way from mild to excruciating and be kind of frightening, especially when it strikes in the middle of the […]

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Asthma- What You Need To Know Part II: New Treatments Can Prevent Attacks

As you read in Part I, asthma can have some bothersome symptoms that you may have and not know were associated with this condition. Because of that, I also stressed to you the importance of proper diagnosis, regular treatment and follow up with your doctor. Here in Part II, I’d like to talk to you […]

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What You Need To Know About Asthma- Part I: Could You Have Asthma?

Many of my patients have asthma – ranging from mild cases with occasional symptoms and others who cannot be without a rescue inhaler. The American Lung Association reports that some 23 million Americans have asthma, about 1/3 of them children. In fact, the incidence of asthma occurring in children is increasing for currently unknown reasons. […]

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Permanent 5 O’Clock Shadow: High Style Or Nuisance?

In many of the hip and stylish men’s magazines today, a lot of the models sport a now-fashionably scruffy look to their faces with those 25 millimeter “shadow” beards. So do a lot of big name athletes. In fact, this has been a specific male facial hair style statement since the 1980’s when Miami Vice […]

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Carbon Monoxide: Don’t Let It Sneak Up On You

It’s that time of year again when the days are getting shorter and cooler, and furnaces are starting to kick on again. It’s the time when many of my patients come to me complaining of certain symptoms. However, when I ask them about their symptoms, many of them are surprised when I also ask them […]

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Loss Of Appetite- Why It Occurs, What You Can Do

Every now and then a patient will come in for a check-up and I notice that they’ve lost weight. They tell me that they just really don’t feel much like eating lately. The first thing I ask them, especially my older patients, is if they’re depressed as depression is one of the leading causes of […]

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