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Jun, 2019

How Can I Lower My High Blood Pressure?

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What is a Dangerous Level of Blood Pressure? Each person experiences some variation in blood pressure during the day and as they age. Care for high blood pressure generally occurs when readings are higher than 130/80. A hypertensive crisis…

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May, 2019

How Often Should I Get a Pap Smear?

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Why is a Pap Smear Performed? A pap smear has two functions: to test for cervical cancer and to detect the human papillomavirus (HPV), that can lead to cervical cancer. Pap smears are usually administered along with a pelvic exam. Finding abnormal cells early means stopping cervical cancer in its tracks before it can negatively affect your health. Who Should Get Regular Pap Smears? It’s recommended that women who are…

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Mar, 2019

What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are two terms that are often used interchangeably, however there are vast differences from symptoms to treatment. What is Dementia? Dementia refers to a group of symptoms, including impaired thinking and memory. These changes interfere with your daily life and activities, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. They go beyond simply forgetting someone’s name. It causes you to have problems with at least two of…

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A young female patient describes her symptoms to her doctor.

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Jan, 2019

Is Acid Reflux Genetic?

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What Is Acid Reflux? Acid reflux is a common digestive problem. Acid reflux, which is also known as heartburn occurs when stomach acid flows back from the stomach and into the esophagus. Due to the high acidic content, this…

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Male Dermatologist exams a mole on a patient's shoulder

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Dec, 2018

When Should I See a Dermatologist?

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When you have a problem with your skin that isn’t getting better or if you have certain concerns about your skin, it’s time to see a dermatologist. Some skin problems are mild ones that don’t require any type of specialized care. However, there are also chronic or severe skin problems that a dermatologist can diagnose and treat. Find out more about when you should see a dermatologist and what they…

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Senior woman in a massage treatment.

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Sep, 2018

What is Vascular Screening?

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Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a condition that refers to any disease or disorder of your circulatory system outside of your brain and heart. It’s a broad term that can mean any disorder that affects any of your blood vessels. PVD is sometimes called peripheral artery disease (PAD). The difference is PAD involves only the arteries and PVD includes both arteries and veins. What Is Peripheral Vascular Disease? PVD is…

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Jun, 2018

Recognizing Heart Problems In Men Before They Become Serious

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  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the US, killing 1 in 4 males each year, according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control). The CDC also reports that half of the men who die due to coronary heart disease showed no previous symptoms. This means men with no symptoms may still be at risk for heart disease. Between 70% and 89% of cardiac events…

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