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Central obesity is more important than body mass index By David Dunaief, M.D. Pancreatitis is among the top gastrointestinal reasons for patients to be admitted to...

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Antibiotics may contribute to celiac disease By David Dunaief, M.D. Gluten-free diets are a hot topic. When we hear someone mention a gluten-free diet, we may automatically...

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By David Dunaief, M.D. Ah, summer is upon us. Unfortunately, this means that tick season is getting into full swing.Thus, it is good timing to...

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Toenail fungus can have medical implications By David Dunaief, M.D. Summer is almost here, and millions of Americans are beginning to expose their toes. Some are...

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Inactivity may increase mortality and disease risk By David Dunaief, M.D. With the advent of summer weather, with its heat and humidity, who wants to think...

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Treatment doesn’t always result in weight loss By David Dunaief, M.D. Many refer to hypothyroidism as a potential cause for weight gain and low energy. But...

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A 10-pound weight loss reduces pain by 50 percent By David Dunaief, M.D. Over 27 million people in the U.S. suffer from osteoarthritis (OA) (1). Osteoarthritis...

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Television viewing can lower your physical and mental health By David Dunaief, M.D. According to the Nielsen Company, Americans spend an average of 10½ hours per...

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Medication guidelines have changed with recent studies By David Dunaief, M.D. May is National Stroke Awareness Month, with a focus on raising awareness of stroke risk...

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Improving RHR can improve your healthy life span  By David Dunaief, M.D. What does our heart rate, or pulse, tell us beyond the obvious fact that...

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