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Sports Enthusiasts: Stay Sun-Safe This Summer

Sports Enthusiasts: Stay Sun-Safe This Summer

Tips for optimal sun protection during golf, biking, swimming, and other outdoor pursuits  With summer swiftly approaching, outdoor sports enthusiasts can once again look forward to time on the links, in the pool, on the track and other places where the sun's rays will surely enhance their enjoyment. But diligent efforts at [...]

Posted on: April 26, 2016

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Do You Need A Daily Calcium Supplement?

Do You Need A Daily Calcium Supplement?

A clear understanding of how much calcium you are already getting through your diet should precede supplement use. By Diane L. Schneider, MD Many women have questions about calci­um supplements. Should you be taking a daily supplement? The answer is yes, no, or maybe, depending on what you are eating and [...]

Posted on: January 4, 2016

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Are You at Risk? Understanding Barrett’s Esophagus

Are You at Risk? Understanding Barrett’s Esophagus

What this condition means for your overall health and risk of esophageal cancer and how you can manage it By Mia James Plenty of us have experienced heartburn, that burning pain in your chest, just behind your breastbone. It’s a symptom of acid reflux , a common condition in which stomach acid splashes [...]

Posted on: April 7, 2016

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Telemedicine: Log on to Feel Better through Virtual Visits

Telemedicine: Log on to Feel Better through Virtual Visits

Expanding online access points to care providers means more women are booking virtual visits. By Diana Price You’ve had a stuffy nose for about a week. It has become progressively more congested, and you now have some pretty significant sinus pain. It’s feeling like a sinus infection, but you are just [...]

Posted on: April 7, 2016

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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

By Diane L. Schneider, MD As we head into spring after a long winter, your vitamin D level right now is likely at the lowest point it will be all year, unless you are taking a vitamin D supplement or a multivitamin containing vitamin D. This is because sunshine is the [...]

Posted on: April 7, 2016

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The Cold Truth: Raynaud’s Phenomenon

The Cold Truth: Raynaud’s Phenomenon

What your “poor circulation” may really mean By Ronni Shulman In the record books, Kristle Lowell is known as the USA Gymnastics Team athlete who won the 2013 world double-mini tram­poline title. To her teammates, though, she’s known affectionately as “Icy Toes.” That’s because the 22-year-old tumbling and trampoline cham­pion always [...]

Posted on: April 7, 2016

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Patients Rising: Voices of Value

Patients Rising: Voices of Value

Megan Sullivan never expected to be the face of a skin cancer diagnosis. By Terry Wilcox In 2014, after plummet­ing 50 feet from the side of a mountain at Yosemite Nation­al Park and jumping off her Ves­pa to avoid a car, Megan Sullivan finished off the two-week string of bad luck [...]

Posted on: April 7, 2016

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