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SHOULD YOU TAKE A STATIN?

There are new guidelines regarding the treatment of cholesterol.  The previous guidelines were based on the value of LDL “bad cholesterol”.  This meant that many patients with no risk factors for heart disease or stroke other than high LDL values,...

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NEW PAP SMEAR GUIDELINES – WHY THEY HAVE CHANGED

The American Cancer Society and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) have published new guidelines for Pap smears.  Here is why:  We have learned that the HPV virus (a sexually transmitted virus) is the cause of cervical cancer....

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Is it a cold or the flu?

 IS IT A COLD OR THE FLU? The flu is caused by the influenza virus. Colds are caused by one of 200+ different viruses. The flu shot only protects you against the influenza virus, not other viruses.  Which do you...

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DON’T GET WHOOPING COUGH!

For the first time in 50 years, whooping cough has reached an epidemic level in the U.S.  Whooping cough is a bacterial illness that is very contagious.  It causes a terrible cough that often causes gagging and trouble breathing. It...

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