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July 13th, 2017

After Bariatric Surgery

A hernia is a bulge or protrusion of tissue through a weakened spot in the abdominal wall, muscle or other tissue that contains it. Many types of surgery can put you at risk of developing one, in part because the spot where the surgery takes place is weakened at the point of contact with a surgical instrument. Bariatric (or “weight loss”) surgery such as...

July 6th, 2017

Get heart-healthy with our simple lifestyle tips

Abnormal cholesterol levels can have adverse side effects on your health, which is why it is very important that you attend your annual wellness visits so your doctor can keep tabs on your cholesterol. There are two types of cholesterol: HDL and LDL. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is the “bad” cholesterol and HDL (high-density...

June 30th, 2017

A Top Cause of Women’s Infertility

If you’ve never heard of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and you’re a woman of childbearing age – listen up. PCOS is a hormonal disorder that’s characterized by irregular or missed periods, adult acne, excess hair growth or thinning hair, weight gain, and an inability to ovulate. It’s the number one cause of infertility in women of childbearing age...

June 22nd, 2017

The sounds of summer are so familiar, so unchanging from one year to the next: mosquitos buzzing… lawnmowers roaring…children laughing in the pool and on the playground.

And then there’s all that sneezing, coughing and nose blowing.

If you experience itchy and watery eyes, sinus congestion or a runny nose in the summer months, you’re not alone. Millions of adults and children...