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Lipids Resources and Management

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As a lipidologist (cholesterol specialist), I wanted to briefly introduce you to National Lipid Foundation. This Foundation supports patient and clinician education research and community outreach activities that enhance and support the Foundation in its efforts to reduce...
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Eat Right For Your Heart

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Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center. The original article appeared here. The foods you eat directly impact your cardiovascular health. Improving your diet can help you manage current health conditions, such as high cholesterol, blood pressure and blood...
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Holistic Healthcare

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The term “holistic” is often associated with unscientific alternative medicine, but there is in fact a holistic way of approaching health that understands the mind and body of the patient as a unified whole.  That is what “holistic” means: considering the complete individual, the...
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Common Nutritional Deficiencies

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Even in Western countries where food is relatively plentiful, there are still millions of people who suffer from nutritional deficiencies.  Often, these deficiencies express themselves in minor ailments that many people ignore, because people assume that if they’re eating enough...
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The Importance of Iron

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Popeye knew what he was doing by eating his spinach. He turned to spinach to get stronger, which is true – spinach can help a person feel/be stronger. How? Spinach is loaded with iron, which not only helps a person’s strength, but also can give a person energy, strengthen bones,...
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What to Do About Eczema

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Have you noticed any red blotches on your skin? Maybe some blisters? Do they ooze or crust? Is your skin scaly? Do these skin conditions come and go? There’s a very good chance you could have eczema. Eczema isn’t just a child’s group of skin conditions, it can affect adults, as...
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Nutrition for the Holiday Season

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It’s that time of year again: the holidays! Fortunately, or unfortunately (whichever way you look at it), these holidays bring a lot of food to the table-from turkeys and stuffing to pies and cookies, and let’s not forget, plenty of alcohol. The holidays are a time where friends...
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The Best Brain Food to Keep You Healthy and Sharp

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As we age, our bodies age, including our brain. Unfortunately, getting older is inevitable, but through the lifestyle choices we make, we can maintain a healthy, “younger” brain into our older age. Staying sharp as a knife is important, because this organ is the control center of...
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Depression & Heart Disease

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Written with: Leo Pozuelo, MD Department of Psychiatry and Psychology The original article appeared here. It is common for you to feel sad or depressed after a heart attack, cardiac surgery or procedure, recent hospitalization, or new diagnosis of heart disease. These emotions...
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Facts About Tetanus and the Shot

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When was the last time you had a tetanus vaccine booster? Many people aren’t entirely informed on what a tetanus shot does for the body; however, they may know they need to get this shot if they step on a rusty nail.  As an adult, the tetanus-diphtheria (td) vaccine is...
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What is an Internist?

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An explanation by Dr. Kordonowy Speaking to patients as well as personal friends, I have become aware that many patients do not understand what an Internal Medicine physician is or does. We are the broadest specialty that diagnoses and manages adult health problems. Surgery is...
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