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Why Better Cervical Health Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

January 25, 2020

Lots of women are mulling over better health strategies for the new year. Most focus on losing weight or improving their diet in hopes of addressing the biggest threats like cancer and heart disease. Not surprisingly, cervical health is rarely on the radar of those eager to start the year off on the right foot, but I’m here to convince you otherwise. 

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Weight Gain, Hot Flashes, Fatigue: Is Your Thyroid to Blame?

January 16, 2020

Roughly 20 million people have a thyroid disorder, and well over half have no idea. Here’s what to look for.

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Peak Illness Season: When to Ride It Out, and When to See a Health Care Provider

January 13, 2020

January is peak germ season, and many people who are worn down from the holidays get sick. But even if you feel miserable, only certain symptoms are dangerous.

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Just the Winter Blues, or Seasonal Affective Disorder?

January 8, 2020

Everyone feels down some days, but sometimes, depression can be exacerbated by the season. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is when people with good mental health throughout the year experience recurrent depressive symptoms, most commonly in winter.

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Millennial Resolutions: Why Finding a Quality Health Care Provider Should Be at the Top of the List

January 2, 2020

Roughly 80% of people will break their New Year’s resolutions by February, usually because they’re way too ambitious – and painful. Probably somewhere in the subconscious we allow ourselves to fail because we realize that vowing to spend a year doing things we hate is inherently unhealthy.

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Strep Throat or a Cold? How to Tell the Difference, and When to Call an NP

December 18, 2019

Strep throat is a contagious infection caused by bacteria called Group A Streptococcus. Naturally, people are uneasy about strep, but there’s good news: a rapid strep test can tell you if you’ve got it, and timely treatment can help prevent serious complications. Here’s how to tell if your sore throat is a sign of strep.

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