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Can I trust a pediatrician who doesn't have kids of their own?

July 07, 2017

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“Doctor, do you have kids?” Early on in my career, I took offense to this perceived jab at my abilities and professionalism. It was as if not having children of my own was a “ding” against me. But I get it. I too would raise my eyebrow if I was assigned an overweight dietician or a thrice divorced marriage counselor. I mean, how much could I possibly trust someone who doesn’t have personal experience?


Millennials may need to worry about autoimmune disease, right away

July 05, 2017
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We're aware of many things that have shaped millennials – the rise of technology, the internet and social networks, for instance, but what affects their health? Especially for women, it turns out autoimmune diseases may be a notable concern.

Gut instincts: unlocking your second brain

June 30, 2017
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We've all experienced the curious "butterflies" in our stomach, or had a "gut feeling" about something, but what do those feelings mean? According to some gastroenterologists, the nervous system that runs your belly does much more than help process the food you eat – it essentially acts as a second brain.

5 tips to manage your hunger

June 27, 2017

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When you’re really hungry, you want to eat everything in sight. Everything smells delicious and tastes so good. It doesn’t take long, though, before your stomach hurts and you realize you’ve eaten too much. Learn more about how to determine your level of hunger with this hunger scale infographic.

A bright new future for people with Hep C

June 27, 2017
Hepatitis C can cause serious liver problems, cirrhosis, cancer and death. It used to be nearly incurable. New medications can cure the disease, allowing people with Hep C to have a healthy, hepatitis-free future.


Quiz: Do you exercise better alone or with people?

June 22, 2017
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Whether you’re trying to get that summer body, lose weight, or gain muscle, getting fit and healthy is not always an easy task. Take this quiz to find out if you exercise better alone or with other people. Some of your answers to these questions may surprise you.

Should you use generic medication over brand name?

June 15, 2017
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What is the difference between generic and brand-name medications? Here’s which one you should be buying.

How to emotionally support your child with skin problems

June 14, 2017
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As a parent, you can take your child to the dermatologist, but don't forget the emotional component to your kids' skin problems. 

Obesity: What really works when it comes to losing weight

June 09, 2017
In my 16 years of family medicine, I think the most frustrating disease I’ve treated is obesity. As a doctor, I feel great compassion for patients who try so hard to lose weight. So now, driven to seriously tackle this epidemic, I've scoured the literature for the most up-to-date, evidence-based advice on losing weight. Please share this with friends and family who are considering weight-loss options.

What happens to your body when it falls in love

June 08, 2017
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You might think you just get butterflies in your stomach when you fall in love, but your body goes through much…much more.