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Managing Chronic Pain: 10 Pain Relief Tips That Work

Did you know that approximately 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain?

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Q&A: Al Ghamgosar, DPM

Brown & Toland podiatrist

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Returning to School After the Pandemic

5 Safety Tips You Should Know

Many students are preparing to return to school this fall, some for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As parents prepare via traditional activities like back-to-school shopping and last-minute summer hurrahs, there are a few additional components to keep in mind to reinforce safety protocols.

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The Importance of Sport Physicals For Kids

The last thing you want is for your child to be injured while playing a sport. Not only can this derail his or her entire season, but some injuries have long-lasting effects. 

You take your child in for a yearly check-up, but did you know that yearly sport physicals are just as important? In some cases, you may need to have your child undergo more than one if he or she is playing several sports. 

Why? Because physicals for children are the prime opportunity for your child's pediatrician to assess his or her health in terms of a specific sport.

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The Effects of Chronic Stress on Women's Health

Women are 30% more likely than men to experience the symptoms of chronic stress. They juggle multiple demands, from their work to their family to maintaining a happy relationship with their partner. Women are "on" all the time, due to being constantly available through text messages or email. 

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Life Over 65 Doesn’t Have to be Lonely

When you think of health risks, smoking and being overweight probably top the list. But there's a surprising hidden health threat that affects up to 30 percent of adults over 65 — loneliness.

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Navigating The Change: What You Need to Know About Menopause

Menopause — when a woman's body stops menstruating, ovulating and producing estrogen and progesterone — is a natural part of a woman's life. The average age that women reach menopause is 51.

And you don't actually go through menopause. Technically, you go through perimenopause, the transitional period of time before you hit menopause which is the specific marker that signifies you haven't had a menstrual cycle in a year.

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The Silent STI: What You Need to Know About Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial STD in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is known as a "silent" disease because it very rarely causes symptoms.

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Why Are Women More Likely to Get Alzheimer's Disease than Men?

While it's true that Alzheimer's disease doesn't discriminate, it's also a fact that the disease affects women much more than men. According to the Alzheimer's Association, women over the age of 65 have a one-in-six chance of developing memory loss, compared to a one-in-11 chance for men of the same age. Why is it that women have a greater risk of developing the disease than men? Researchers are still looking for the answer. But here are some clues:

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Recognizing and Celebrating Juneteenth

During the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862. It became effective on Jan.

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