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Late night dinners just happen sometimes. You work late or get caught up in the family fun, and before you know it, it's nearly bedtime. However, researchers say you shouldn’t let late dinners turn into a habit. Here’s why: A new study...
As the summer of 2018 begins, it is important to prepare for the hot and humid days ahead. Outdoor fitness is a great way to stay healthy. However, exercising in the heat can make this activity unsafe. Exercising in the...
A Lyme disease vaccine? Yes, please. Lyme disease treatment could get simpler thanks to a new vaccine that is on its way. While nobody likes ticks, the infection is becoming increasingly common in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and...
As the summer of 2018 begins, be sure to take care of yourself. It is understandable that everyone wants to prevent getting sick, but this is especially true during the summertime. No one wants to be stuck in bed...
Coffee fiends, rejoice: Every cup of joe you guzzle could drive down your risk for heart problems, a new preliminary study suggests. "Drinking that cup of coffee that you love may be associated with decreased risk of stroke, heart failure...
How’s your tongue feeling today? That question might sound silly, but your tongue can actually tell you a lot about your health. Chances are that you hardly notice it half the time, but it might change colors or hurt...
You don’t usually take a second thought when you’re filling your lungs with fresh air. Breathing is an involuntary task, but asthma makes it hard for your body to get in that proper breath. During an attack, the airway...
Sunscreen makes me think of beach vacations and all-day summer picnics. It’s easy to forget that where most people live, the summer sun can be just as dangerous in our own backyards or gardens. We’re at risk for sunburn...
As a doctor, I get a lot of health questions both in my practice and in my email inbox. Today, I found one that I received a question about natural stress relief that I’d like to share with you...
Everyone tries hard to lose weight. In fact, many will do almost anything to drop a few pounds and inches. Try as they might, sometimes people just cannot lose weight and usually they want to know exactly what they are...