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Category: Signs and Symptoms

Aug 21, 2023

DOES THE RAIN CAUSE YOU PAIN?

Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall…weather changes can cause joint pain! It is not just a cold weather problem… “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it,” said Mark Twain. Just ask 93% of the arthritis sufferers who believe that the weather affects their pain level. History tells us that Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo […]

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Aug 15, 2023

BE COOL WITH SUMMER FUN!

This column is repeated every year at this time with the intent of raising the level of awareness to prevent death or serious illness from heat stroke in athletes and other active people in hot, humid weather. It is August and summer is rapidly passing! So, get outdoors and have fun in the sun. However, […]

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Jul 10, 2023

DEHYDRATION: Summer Heat Poses a Risk… Especially to the Elderly (Part 1 of 2)

Summer heat and humidity are here and the risk of heat related illnesses are particularly high for those over 65, especially dehydration. Age, diet, illness and medications are some of the many reasons why elders suffer from dehydration not only in the summer heat, but year round. Furthermore, age related changes in 50-60 year olds […]

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Jul 3, 2023

Have Fun in the Sun but Protect Your Skin!

It is time to celebrate the 4TH of July with some fun in the sun…but don’t forget to protect your skin! A little awareness and some precautions can go a long way to make this holiday weekend safer! Despite the fact that we have limited exposure to sunny days in NEPA (50%), skin cancer still […]

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Jun 26, 2023

Exercise Bulimia

The sunny warm weather is conducive to outdoor sports and activities. Countless adults and more especially students out of school for the summer are participating in tennis, soccer, cross country running, gymnastics, and other sports. These student athletes and others who engage in recreational sports and exercise can be vulnerable to excessive training for all […]

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Jun 19, 2023

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME!

What medical problem does a carpenter, typist, truck driver, jackhammer operator, violinist, pianist and court stenographer have in common? Carpal tunnel syndrome! Over the past 10-15 years, carpal tunnel syndrome has moved to the forefront in medicine and has become water cooler conversation. So what is carpal tunnel syndrome and how is it treated? Carpal […]

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Jun 12, 2023

BELL’S PALSY

A local high school teacher came to my office with weakness and numbness on one side of her face. This well-groomed, attractive middle-aged woman was unable to smile, frown, pout, speak, or eat with facial symmetry. She suffered from a cold, on and off, for about two months. It was not a bad cold, but […]

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