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Most Americans don’t consume enough potassium By David Dunaief M.D. One of the most popular food additives is also one of the most dangerous: salt. We...

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Diet and exercise changes may slow progression By David Dunaief, M.D. Not surprisingly, osteoarthritis is widespread. The more common joints affected are the knees, hips and...

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By David Dunaief, M.D. After winter ends, we look forward to mild temperatures. The days get longer, trees and flowers bud and bloom, and grass...

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By David Dunaief, M.D. Gallstones are a very common gastrointestinal disease; they affect up to 20 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 74,...

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Steroids reduce inflammation, but it comes at a cost By David Dunaief, M.D. Steroid use as a performance-enhancing drug was a significant factor in the recent...

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Medications treat rate or rhythm or prevent strokes By David Dunaief, M.D Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia, an abnormal or irregular heartbeat, found in...

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Some supplements may increase risk By David Dunaief, M.D. Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness in the world, behind cataracts. It is neurodegenerative (deterioration of...

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Common medications may affect vision By David Dunaief, M.D. When we refer to adverse events with medications, we usually focus on systemic consequences. However, we rarely...

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Most risk factors are modifiable By David Dunaief, M.D. Gout is thought of as an inflammatory arthritis. It occurs intermittently, affecting the joints, most commonly the...

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Too much iron can damage the body By David Dunaief, M.D. Iron is contained in most of the foods that we eat. It is needed for...

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