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Symptoms of Pneumonia

Symptoms of Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a lung infection in which the air sacs, called alveoli, become inflamed and fill with fluid.  Bronchitis, on the other hand, is much more common and describes inflammation of the air passageways (trachea and bronchial tubes) going down to the lungs....

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Why am I Losing my Hair?

Why am I Losing my Hair?

"Doc, I'm losing clumps of my hair in the shower!"  Hair loss, or alopecia, is a common problem that most people will encounter during their lifetime.  There are several causes of alopecia, and treaments for these causes can vary. Male Pattern Baldness - Male pattern...

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Chest Pain Requires Prompt Evaluation

Chest Pain Requires Prompt Evaluation

Chest pain is something you don't want to ignore.  There are many causes that are not serious such as muscle strain or occasional acid reflux, but many life threatening conditions exist.  These include, but are not limited to, the following: Heart attack, or the...

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Appendicitis

Appendicitis

I saw a patient a few weeks back who was brought in by her dad presenting with a typical medical dilemma...is the patient's abdominal pain appendicitis or not?  Unfortunately, there is usually not an obvious answer; the diagnosis is usually made by reviewing a...

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