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  • GERD Facts You Need to Know

    If you often get a burning chest pain accompanied by a sour taste when bending over after a heavy meal, the chances are you could be experiencing heartburn – a classical symptom of GERD. Did you know that about 60 million Americans experience heartburn once a month and 15 million suffer from GERD symptoms on […]

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  • Preventing Diabetes

    According to the most recent comprehensive statistics, diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the USA with 1.4 million Americans being diagnosed every year. More than 25% of Americans above the age of 65 have diabetes. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by too much glucose in the blood. It may be caused […]

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  • When Pain in Your Outer Thigh Might Be Serious

    If you are having burning pain in the outer thigh that is steadily getting worse, you may be suffering from meralgia paresthetica. Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness or burning in the outer upper thigh region. The symptoms usually present on one side in or on the surface of your outer upper […]

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  • PCOS and Bariatric Surgery

    September is PCOS Awareness Month. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder characterized by fluid-filled cysts in the ovaries and increased secretion of male hormones (androgens), which can cause irregular menstruation, male-pattern hair growth, fertility problems and excessive weight in women. Almost 10% of all women have PCOS and about 60% of these women […]

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  • Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

    Undergoing bariatric surgery to lose weight and becoming pregnant… At first glance these 2 goals may seem to contradict each other. As with most surgeries, women of childbearing age fear how surgery can affect their chances of having a healthy baby. However, you need not sacrifice one goal for the other. It is a proven […]

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