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Running Injuries

As the weather outside improves, people 1 year or older begin to spend more time engaging in outdoor sports activities. Running is, of course, one of the most common and also one that can be associated with a variety of injuries. These naturally involve problems in the lower extremities, including the toes, foot, ankle, Achilles, …

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Safe Ear Wax Removal

What’s That You Say…? Ear wax build up is one of the more common causes of partial hearing loss, but it can also cause a sense of vertigo, itching, ringing in the ears, coughing and in some cases pain. In most cases, your ears are self cleaning.  However, if you experience any of the above …

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Are you Travel-Ready?

Are you Travel-Ready? Tips for a Healthy Trip Winter doldrums are setting in and vacations are on everyone’s mind. I’m sure the LAST thing on your mind is infectious disease and illness that can occur as you travel around the Globe. Cultural, hygienic, and geopolitical differences can pose challenges while bounding abroad; therefore, it is …

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Frostbite

Cold Weather Problems… FROSTBITE! The cold weather is here and care has to be taken to prevent, recognize, and treat cold-related injury to exposed areas, typically fingers, toes, ears, and nose. This is due to constriction of the blood vessels, depriving oxygen to these parts. “Frostnip” is a milder, reversible precursor to Frostbite, which can …

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Hypothermia

Hypothermia: Symptoms and Prevention Winter is in full swing in New England and with temperatures dipping below freezing as of late, it’s important to understand the risks of hypothermia and how to treat it. Hypothermia is caused when the body loses heat faster than it can produce it; which can happen quickly on a frigid …

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Cough in Adults

I’m pretty sure everyone reading this has had a cough at some point. It is certainly one of the most common complaints prompting visits to the doctors, and resulting in lost work days, sleepless nights, and general malaise. This malady also prompts two basic questions: 1) Why is this happening? 2) What can and should …

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