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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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How to Prevent Constipation

How to Prevent Constipation

Constipation is defined as having a bowel movement less frequently than three times a week.  Many people are prone to this common problem, and there are a number of things that can be done to decrease the chance of constipation developing: Drink plenty of fluids,...

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How to Treat a Boil

How to Treat a Boil

A skin abscess, or "boil", is a walled off collection of pus created by the body to fight off an infection, usually bacterial.  Location of the boil on the body dictates what kind of bacteria is causing the infection, with staph and strep the most common types. ...

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