MEDICAL COMPASS

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Inflammation and oxidative stress may play a role By David Dunaief, M.D. Aneurysms are universally feared; they can be lethal, and most times they have no...

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Lifestyle changes put you in control By David Dunaief, M.D. Even though cardiovascular disease has been on the decline, it is still the number one killer...

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Reducing carbohydrate and sugar intake may reduce risk By David Dunaief, M.D. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is one of the more common disorders that occurs as...

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Micronutrient-dense foods are most satisfying By David Dunaief, M.D. Why do we eat? Hunger is only one reason. There are many psychological and physiological factors that...

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Our best line of defense is prevention By David Dunaief, M.D. When we are young, falls usually do not result in significant consequences. However, when we...

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Cognitive behavioral therapy may improve outcomes By David Dunaief, M.D. Though statistics vary widely, about 30 percent of Americans are affected by insomnia, according to one...

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Taking an active role can reduce your risk significantly By David Dunaief, M.D. Heart disease is so pervasive that men who are 40 years old have...

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Overtreatment and undertreatment of osteopenia and osteoporosis are common By David Dunaief, M.D. As we get older, bone fractures can have potentially life-altering or life-ending consequences. Osteoporosis...

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Screening guidelines still miss 15 to 20 percent of cases By David Dunaief, M.D. Finally, there is good news on the diabetes front. According to the...

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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...