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Overuse may lead to serious side effects By David Dunaief, M.D. Reflux (GERD) disease, sometimes referred to as heartburn, though this is more of a symptom,...

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Hint — it’s not only about weight By David Dunaief, M.D. What causes Type 2 diabetes? It would seem like an obvious answer: obesity, right? Well,...

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Some seemingly innocent activities can increase risk By David Dunaief, M.D. Warmer weather is finally upon us, and we now have long, sunny days. However, longer...

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Ministrokes are not inconsequential By David Dunaief, M.D. A TIA (transient ischemic attack) is sometimes referred to as a ministroke. This is a disservice since it...

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As many as 30 percent of patients experience this phenomenon By David Dunaief, M.D. White-coat hypertension (high blood pressure) is defined as blood pressure that is...

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Managing biological age through diet can reduce risk By David Dunaief, M.D. Dementia may be diagnosed when someone experiences loss of memory plus loss of another...

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C-reactive protein is an important biomarker By David Dunaief, M.D. Many of us have inflammation in our bodies, inflammation that is a potential underlying cause for...

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Lifestyle changes can reduce COPD exacerbations By David Dunaief, M.D. COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is the third leading cause of mortality in the United...

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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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