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Lifestyle plays an important role in reducing symptoms By David Dunaief, M.D. According to estimates, 10 to 15 percent of the population suffers from irritable bowel...

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Cumulative lifestyle changes can improve results By David Dunaief According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, roughly 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) each year, and...

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By David Dunaief, M.D. COVID-19, a strain of the coronavirus, is now a pandemic. I have been barraged with questions from patients, neighbors and friends....

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Diet may also affect quality of life as we age By David Dunaief, M.D. Here’s a stunning statistic: 60 percent of American adults have a chronic...

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High sodium and hypertension can increase probability By David Dunaief, M.D. Kidney stones, or nephrolithiasis, can be asymptomatic (no symptoms at all) or may present with...

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Increasing fiber can reduce hemorrhoid inflammation By David Dunaief Many of us have suffered at one time or another from inflamed hemorrhoids. They affect men and...

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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...