Depression is real

It was 4 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, and “Ruth” was my last patient of the day. She was one of my regular elderly patients and I was hoping for a short visit. I noticed that she failed to greet me at the door as she always did. I started discussing her blood pressure readings but she seemed unusually reserved during our conversation. At one point, she mumbled, “You may not see me again.”

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Gum disease, nerve infection in the mouth

The anatomic connections between the tooth nerve and the gum and bone around the tooth provide a pathway for combined Gum-Nerve disease through apical foramina (the ori­fice at the end of the root through which the nerve and the blood ves­sels pass through from surrounding tissue to keep the tooth vital and alive). This pathway facilitates the nerve disease to spread out from the tooth to the surrounding bone and gum tissue, vice versa the gum disease can affect the tooth nerve through the same pathway.

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Asthma and exercise

An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, according to the World Health Organization. Some of these people only experience symptoms when exercising. If you cough, wheeze, have a tight chest or shortness of breath when you exercise, then you may have exercise-induced asthma or exercise induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). In people with EIB, the tubes that bring air into and out of your lungs narrow with exercise, causing symptoms of asthma.

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Obesity, endometrial cancer

The rise of obesity in the United States and around the world is shockingly on a continuous rise and with that said, the diseases that are related to obesity also increased in parallel thus, making such a disease one of the most important public health problems in the United States and around the world.

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Knowing when it’s the flu

You might know, or have heard about Influenza – or what people generally refer to as “the flu”. 

The flu is a respiratory illness, usually contagious in the first few days after being acquired and sometimes, even before the first signs or symptoms appear in the infected person, especially in those with weak immune systems. 

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Easing into the school year

We hope that everyone had a great summer. This article will outline a few helpful tips to easing into the new school year. Before the new school year begins, it is imperative that parents take their child to his/her primary care physician to have a physical, check his/her vision, hearing, general health and update vaccines. If a child will be participating in sports, it is advised that he/she undergoes a sports physical.

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