MEDICAL COMPASS

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By David Dunaief, M.D. There are some compelling studies that show exercise’s powerful effects in altering our genes. Recent studies show its impact on specific...

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Diet choices trump exercise for weight loss By David Dunaief, M.D. To quash guilt about Thanksgiving meal indiscretions, many of us will resolve to exercise to...

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Simple strategies can improve health for everyone around the table By David Dunaief, M.D. Many of us give thanks for good health on Thanksgiving. This is...

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What you consume may have a dramatic effect on your risk By David Dunaief, M.D. Happy “Movember!” The Movember Foundation is in its 17th year of...

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Cortisol resistance can increase susceptibility to viruses and infection By David Dunaief, M.D. This has been a tough year, where many of us have been under...

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Lifestyle changes can reduce your risk By David Dunaief, M.D. Acute pancreatitis is the most frequent gastrointestinal cause for patients to be admitted to a hospital...

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Exercise and diet can significantly reduce risk By David Dunaief, M.D. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and everyone agrees that awareness is crucial. The incidence...

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By David Dunaief, M.D. A quick trip to the grocery store or a restaurant will confirm what you already know: gluten-free is a “thing.” Pizza,...

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Use extreme caution when taking supplements By David Dunaief, M.D. Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain and low energy, but diagnosing and treating it can be tricky....

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Focus on reducing pain and improving mobility By David Dunaief, M.D. Osteoarthritis has been diagnosed in over 54 million Americans, with 43.5 percent of them reporting...