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Eating well can set the table for a year of well-being By David Dunaief, M.D. Many of us give thanks for our health on Thanksgiving. Well,...

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Antioxidants in foods may reduce diabetes risk By David Dunaief, M.D. Type 2 diabetes continues to be an epidemic that is monopolizing health care budgets. According...

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Increased risk can begin at the age of 45 By David Dunaief, M.D. When we are young, falls usually do not result in significant consequences. However, when...

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Untreated insomnia can have long-term health effects By David Dunaief, M.D. Insomnia is an all-too-common complaint. Though the statistics vary widely, about 30 percent of Americans...

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Exercise significantly reduces breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women By David Dunaief, M.D. Pink is everywhere this month, as we make a fashion statement to highlight...

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In most geographic locations, sun exposure will not correct vitamin D deficiencies By David Dunaief, M.D. Vitamin D is one the most widely publicized and important...

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Lower triglycerides may reduce cardiovascular risk By David Dunaief, M.D. The lipid, or cholesterol, profile is one of the most common batteries of blood tests. Why?...

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Similar risks found in prediabetes and diabetes By David Dunaief Let’s start with a quiz: 1. Compared to sitting, which has more benefit on diabetes? a) Standing for...

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RA medications may increase other risks By David Dunaief, M.D. We know that inflammation is a critical part of many chronic diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is...

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Obesity still increases risks of many chronic diseases By David Dunaief, M.D. Have we entered a fourth dimension where it’s possible to be obese and healthy?...

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