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The Basics About Fatty Liver Disease

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 10 Americans have some form of liver disease.  About 25 percent of Americans have some degree of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is the buildup of extra fat in the liver cells that is not...
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How Do Gallstones Occur?

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Abdominal pain is one of the most common complaints people tell their doctors. There are numerous causes for such pain, many of which will resolve on their own over time. Some abdominal pains can be more complicated, troubling, and even life-threatening. One such cause of...
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The Importance of Fiber in Your Diet

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You’ve probably heard you should have fiber in your diet. However, what you may not know is the “Why?” Dietary fiber is essential for maintaining your health in a lot of different ways. Fiber is best known for its ability to allow people to go to the bathroom regularly by...
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The Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

You may have heard the Mediterranean diet is one of the best heart healthy diets. It’s based on common foods and recipes from the Mediterranean region. Research has shown that the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease, improving a person’s cholesterol profile and...
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Benefits of Magnesium

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How much do you know about magnesium? Magnesium is a mineral that is vital to the body; it is found in the muscles, organs, body tissue, blood stream, but mainly is in high concentration in our bones. The average adult body has 25g of magnesium within it. This mineral is present...
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Types of Knee Pain

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Unfortunately, knee pain is a common problem that most people experience at some point in their lives. We’re always on the move, so our knees are constantly being put to work. Exercise, heavy lifting, sports, a bad fall, and other activities can cause both minor and serious...
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The Truth About Aspartame

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You’ve probably heard of the low-calorie sweetener aspartame or have seen it in on the nutrition label of a food you’ve purchased. In fact, you probably have consumed it without even knowing- 200 million people around the world consume this ingredient throughout the year! It is...
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The Benefits of Vitamin C

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It’s cold and flu season across the country. As you’ve probably seen, flu shots have been popping up left and right at local clinics and pharmacies. For preventative at-home care, many people know to turn to vitamin C to ward off colds and flus; vitamin C, along with other...
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What is Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease?

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Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) affects around 200,000 Americans every year. According to the West Central Health District in Georgia, they believe this season could be a recording-breaking year for HFMD. By mid-November, the University of Maryland has reported 14 cases of...
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What is a Lipidologist?

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In short, a lipidologist is a cholesterol specialist, and Lee County is home of the only board certified clinical lipidologist: Dr. Kordonowy of Internal Medicine, Lipid & Wellness of Fort Myers. Dr. Kordonowy is Board Certified in clinical lipidology. He has received...
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How to Manage Post-Holiday Bloating

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The holiday season isn’t even over yet, but you’ve already had your share of stuffing, turkey, wine, pie, cookies, and every other goodie you can possibly imagine. Often, after indulging in all this food, a person can feel bloated, which is when the stomach is swollen after...
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