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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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Say Goodbye To Symptoms Of Seasonal Allergies

Say Goodbye To Symptoms Of Seasonal Allergies

By: Community Health Associates Runny nose, sneezing, congestion, and red, watery eyes…sound familiar? If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms, know that you’re not alone! These are all symptoms of seasonal allergies, and if you live in Connecticut you’ve experienced these symptoms at least one time or another in your life. Seasonal allergies are […]

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The Benefits Of Blueberries

The Benefits Of Blueberries

By: Community Health Associates Blueberries are a powerful superfood that you should be eating every single day to stay healthy. Here Are Just A Few Of The Numerous Benefits That Blueberries Offer: Packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids One study found that consuming a cup of blueberries per week could lower blood pressure and perhaps speed […]

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10 Ways to Manage & Reduce the Symptoms of Depression

10 Ways to Manage & Reduce the Symptoms of Depression

By: Community Health Associates Nearly seven percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from clinical depression. That’s about 16 million people who are persistently plagued by pervasive feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and low self-worth. Many people who suffer from depression can benefit from prescription medication and counseling. However, there are steps you can take to […]

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