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Prevention of Traveler’s Diarrhea

Prevention of Traveler’s Diarrhea

Traveler's diarrhea is a frequently encountered intestinal condition that occurs when a visitor to a third world country ingests food or water infected with a micro-organism that the traveler does not have an immunity to.  The condition is characterized by at least...

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A Common Injury of the Weekend Warrior

A Common Injury of the Weekend Warrior

With the start of summer comes a rash of knee and ankle injuries on the basketball court sustained by middle-aged weekend warriors.  These basketball wannabes leave their sedentary desk jobs and attempt to jump and sprint down the court, striving to relive their glory...

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White Coat Hypertension

White Coat Hypertension

"My blood pressure is only high when I am at the doctor's office."  This comment is a frequently heard in health care settings, and is clinically known as white coat hypertension.  We used to think that this finding was benign, but a recent study published in the New...

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The Good News about Anxiety

The Good News about Anxiety

Panic Attack In through the nostrils Out through the mouth Breathe breathe breathe Shake your hands You can beat this Pounding pounding pounding In your chest. Don’t keep looking out the window Its too tempting and besides- You are on the fourth floor. Okay, if you...

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Palpitations

Palpitations

A frequent medical office visit is for the complaint of one's heart beating hard, fast and/or skipping beats.  This is known as palpitations, and is a very common problem with multiple causes, some of which are serious.  Generally, the reasons for this problem falls...

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Fainting

Fainting

Fainting, or syncope, is the loss of consciousness for a few seconds or more, usually due to either a drop in oxygen and/or blood pressure to the brain.  Symptoms of an impending faint usually include a sensation of vision tunneling, blurred vision and/or sudden...

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