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Croup Common Respiratory Illness in Children

Croup is a respiratory illness that causes inflammation and swelling of the upper portion of the trachea and larynx and is known for its characteristic cough. The cough sounds like a seal barking. Read more

Diabetes Puts Strain on Heart

Diabetes places a lot of pressure on the cardiovascular system. Sixty-eight percent of people over the age of 65 with diabetes die from some form of heart disease. That’s because over a period of time, high blood sugar levels damage artery linings and blood vessels. Read more

High Cholesterol Levels Can Hurt Your Heart

Whether you are trying to prevent a second cardiac event or avoid heart problems all together, lipids and cholesterol levels play a vital role in your heart health since high levels can clog arteries and prevent blood flow to or from the heart. Read more

Don't Shy Away From Colonoscopies

When I tell patients they are due for a colonoscopy, they may get a bit squeamish or try to change the subject. Colonoscopies are an essential cancer screening for everyone over the age of 50. Read more

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