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Exercise To Help You Pass Over

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Passover has lots of questions, but one big gastrointestinal complaint. Dyspepsia, constipation and weight gain are the eleventh plague to an otherwise enjoyable holiday. With the exhilaration of Passover preparations behind us, we now enter the relatively sedentary holiday with [...]

Protecting the Elderly

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Question: If a frail, elderly adult falls, and can’t get up, in the middle of a room and is unable to reach a phone, what happens? Answer: They stay there. It’s sad and shocking, but it happens – and it’s [...]

Spring Allergies

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Patients often have difficulty distinguishing allergies from upper respiratory tract infections. The reason people can be confused about having an allergy attack or an upper respiratory infection is that while allergies are a chronic condition they can have severe exacerbating [...]

A Rash Conclusion

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Rashes cause not only physical symptoms but also psychological distress. Physical discomfort is  common, as is the worry associated with the rashes. “What did I come in contact with?” “What did I ingest?” “When will the rash go away?” There [...]

Dehydration

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Last week I was camping and the weather had 50 degree variance within 2 days. At first, I was freezing and a day later, it was so hot I couldn't breathe. I felt so parched and lethargic. Welcome to Spring [...]

Traumatic Brain Injury

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Spring has sprung and we are ready to get active. In the beginning of the active lifestyle season and sports season, injuries abound. I was at a recently at a yeshiva basketball game and saw a student trip and fall [...]

Eye Infections and Injuries

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There are many different complaints surrounding eye pain that are treated in our clinic. The most common is people complaining of “red eyes,” which is a classic sign of ocular inflammation. The causes range from simple conjunctivitis (pink eye) to [...]

Burns

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In the past few decades there has been a marked improvement in the management of burns. But, burns are still a complex condition that requires medical care coordination between EMS, hospitals, specialists and primary care providers. Skin Anatomy and Function [...]

Pneumonia

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What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection of the deepest part of the lungs where the cells exchange oxygen and waste material from the blood. The pathogen causing pneumonia - can be either a virus, bacteria or fungus. The pathogen [...]

What Is A CT Scan

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Computed tomography, or CT scan for short (sometimes spelled as “CAT scan”), is a radiographic procedure that creates three dimensional images using X-rays. [A CT scanner takes its images by rotating an x-ray beam around the body and produces crisp, [...]