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Medical Diets for People with Specific Dietary Needs

February 13,2019

Confused as to which diet you should adopt? If so, ask your doctor. Many of the so-called fad diets actually evolved from earlier versions of medical diets designed to meet a patient's specific...


Has the 2019 Flu Season Arrived in North Florida?

January 10,2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responsible for the close monitoring of influenza viruses each month to better assess the disease's potential impact on public health. Since...


Should You Have an Annual Physical Exam?

January 3,2019

Based on your specific risk factors, such as age, family medical history, and lifestyle, it is prudent for your primary care physician to make an annual assessment of your overall health and...


Did You Have a Mole Check Last Year?

December 26,2018

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other cancers combined. Fortunately, advanced treatments and patient self-awareness have greatly reduced the risk...


What Cures a Holiday Hangover?

December 21,2018

Unless you have medical restrictions, there is nothing wrong with consuming alcohol in moderation during the holidays. First, make certain you have a designated driver. If not, plan on "catching a...


Fall Cases of West Nile Virus Reported on the First Coast

November 13,2018

With leaves falling on the ground, it is easy to forget that mosquitoes are active in our area almost year round.  Female mosquitoes lay dry eggs that require water, which activates them to...


What Young Women Need to Know About Autoimmune Disorders

November 1,2018

While an accurate diagnosis can take years, an autoimmune disease can continue to wreak havoc on a person's body. Often, a dangerous cycle of misdiagnosis can lead to a worsening of symptoms like...


Could You Be At Risk for Serotonin Syndrome?

October 5,2018

Serotonin Syndrome is a potentially dangerous medical condition that is caused by excessive amounts of serotonin in the body. Your body naturally produces serotonin for your nerve cells and brain...


What Is Happening to My Hands and Fingers?

October 3,2018

As you age, you may begin to notice physical changes in your hands and fingers. This can be somewhat disconcerting, especially if the condition is accompanied by discomfort and dysfunction. Your...


Poor Gut Health May Have Links to Obesity Crisis

September 18,2018

Thousands of years ago when agriculture and animal husbandry was first introduced, there was likely a rise in new diseases as the microbiome underwent significant changes in a relatively short...