Month: October 2021

The Unseen Risks of High Cholesterol: One Patient’s Heart Health Journey

Nineteen-year-old Debbie lived a healthy life – she was active, ate well, refrained from smoking, she felt great – which is why it was shocking to learn from her doctor that she had high cholesterol. With typically no physical signs or symptoms, high cholesterol can be dangerous if left unmanaged. It can cause plaque buildup …

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5 Things to Know About HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

The breast cancer treatment journey – something nearly one in eight women will experience sometime in their lifetime[1] – can be overwhelming and filled with uncertainty. To hear “you have breast cancer,” or “your breast cancer is progressing” can be incredibly jarring. Often, one of the first things people want to know about their breast …

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National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month: Educating the Public on Treatment Options for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

This article is sponsored by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Lundbeck, for which Dr. Maguire is a paid consultant. October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month, a time to reflect on the importance of recognizing the signs of depression and understanding when and how to seek professional help. It is intended to educate …

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4 Questions About the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period You Need Answered Right Now

One of the most important times for healthcare coverage — and most dreaded — is upon us: the Medicare Annual Enrollment period. It started Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. A recent poll conducted for ClearMatch™ Medicare, a brand dedicated to helping “de-complexify” Medicare, found that: 58% of Medicare members don’t look forward to …

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Beyond calcium: Tips for building strong and healthy bones

Experts have found better alternatives to increasing bone density than calcium alone. Approximately half of all adults aged 50 and older are at risk of breaking a bone, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Even seemingly safe activities like exercising and driving can become troublesome for individuals with osteoporosis. Debilitating fractures and long-term issues are …

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3 simple, dermatologist-approved steps for treating acne

New research shows that adults with acne report feelings of acne-related depression, social isolation and anxiety that span both their personal and professional lives. The study, published in the medical journal JAMA Dermatology, highlights the difficulties adult acne poses and also sheds light on the challenges that adults face in accessing proper care. Fifty female …

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3 helpful hints to enrich students’ virtual learning

While the majority of American students have returned to in-person learning, the shift to a more virtual way of life in schooling has changed for the foreseeable future with the increasing use and acceptance of virtual programming. More than ever, American adults, teens and kids alike are increasingly reliant on the internet and digital resources. …

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Cold weather eczema flareups? These top pediatrician tips provide relief for kids

With cooler weather here for many, it’s important to keep in mind that dropping temperatures and drier air can have an impact on your health, especially the health of your skin. People with eczema may experience additional irritation and flareups during the colder seasons. This can be particularly difficult for children, as the itchy red …

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