Understanding Lupus

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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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Cold and Flu Season 101

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Dr. Kumkum Modwel Recommends: While many of us know the basics of cold and flu season, such as when the season typically starts (October) and how both viruses are spread (from person to person by contact with respiratory droplets), there still seems to be some confusion surrounding this topic. With cold and flu season on…

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Lyme Disease Prevention Tips for You and Your Family

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By: Community Health Associates People living in the Northeast are no strangers to ticks, as nearly everyone has had at least one encounter with these pesky creatures. The warm weather in spring and summer lures the tiny arthropods out from hiding, which means more tick bites and tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease. All ticks,…

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Say Goodbye To Symptoms Of Seasonal Allergies

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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

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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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Women At Greater Risk For Osteoporosis

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By: Community Health Associates Did you know that being a woman puts you at a greater risk for developing osteoporosis than it does for men? Likewise, your risk of having fractures or broken bones as a result of osteoporosis increases as you age. Statistics from the National Osteoporosis Foundation reveal that out of the 10…

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10 Ways to Manage & Reduce the Symptoms of Depression

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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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