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Tis The Season of Influenza

Flu symptoms may begin suddenly, the virus doesn’t tend to be speedy and you can be contagious before you even realize it. The influenza virus which causes the flu may last one to four days before you begin to experience symptoms. Then it can hit you hard. You will be feeling relatively fine, and then […]

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Dealing With Allergies

Dealing With Allergies

Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, is one of the most common ailments. Close to 20 million people were told last year by a doctor that they have hay fever. Hay fever describes the allergic symptoms that occur when the body’s immune system releases chemicals upon exposure to airborne allergens such as pollens, dust, animal dander […]

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Getting Informed About Multiple Sclerosis

Getting Informed About Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Kumkum Modwel recommends: The immune system serves as the body’s natural defense against harmful outsiders like pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms. Its job is to identify potential threats, create antibodies against future attacks and destroy the threat, if possible. Sometimes, however, something goes wrong with this complex system. Instead of protecting […]

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Is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Right for You?

Is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Right for You?

By: Community Health Associates Are you troubled by chronic health conditions like skin problems, allergies, endometriosis, celiac disease or rheumatoid arthritis? If so, you might benefit from talking to your primary care physician about starting an anti-inflammatory diet. Inflammation: Why it’s a Problem Inflammation is a completely normal, and typically welcome, factor in the human body. […]

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Stroke: What You Need To Know

Stroke: What You Need To Know

Dr. Kumkum Modwel recommends: Strokes are among the leading causes of death in the United States, affecting hundreds of thousands of people each year. Have you talked with your primary care physician to discuss your risk of stroke? Learning how to identify strokes and respond accordingly can save your life or the life of someone you care […]

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FYI on URIs

FYI on URIs

Dr. Kumkum Modwel Recommends: What Is A URI? An upper respiratory tract infection, or upper respiratory infection (URI), is an acute infection of the head and chest, affecting the nasal passages, throat, sinuses and/or ears. URIs are contagious and very common, with more than 3 million cases each year in United States. Most URIs resolve […]

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Understanding Lupus

Understanding Lupus

By: Community Health Associates Lupus Overview You may have heard about lupus due to increased media attention brought on by celebrities like singer Selena Gomez, who opened up about her experiences with the condition. Or, you may have a friend or family member who lives with lupus. Greater knowledge and attention about this chronic condition […]

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