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Increasing fiber may reduce risk By David Dunaief, M.D. Many patients say they have been diagnosed with diverticulitis, but this is a misnomer. Diverticulitis is actually...

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Lowering your meat intake may reduce cataract risk By David Dunaief, M.D. Cataracts affect a substantial portion of the U.S. population. In fact, 24.4 million people...

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High sodium’s impact extends beyond hypertension By David Dunaief, M.D. By now, most of us have been hit over the head with the fact that too...

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Left untreated, high blood pressure has long-term health consequences By David Dunaief, M.D. We have focused a large amount of effort on the treatment and prevention...

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Fiber has powerful effects on disease prevention and reversal By David Dunaief, M.D. Many people worry about getting enough protein, when they really should be concerned...

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By David Dunaief, M.D. It is now the second week in January, and most of us have made a New Year’s resolution – or many...

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Maintaining your mobility is crucial We have made great strides in reducing mortality from heart attacks. When we compare cardiovascular disease — heart disease and...

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As many as 35 percent of heart attacks may present without chest pain By David Dunaief, M.D. Heart disease is the most common chronic disease in...

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Fresh fruit and cinnamon may reduce risk By David Dunaief, M.D. What causes Type 2 diabetes? It would seem like an obvious answer: obesity, right? Well,...

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Speedy diagnosis and treatment improves outcomes By David Dunaief, M.D. TIA (transient ischemic attack) is sometimes referred to as a “mini-stroke.” This is a disservice since...