Archive for December, 2015

Could Your Stomachache Be Signaling an Ulcer?

December 22, 2015 | Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

You’ve just finished a great meal, but the burning pain in your stomach is keeping you from enjoying the evening. In fact, you’ve had a stomachache off and on for weeks. If you regularly experience abdominal pain, or other digestive symptoms like heartburn, nausea, or feelings of heaviness, you may have an ulcer.

Ulcers are a type of sore that develop in either the lining of the stomach or at the opening of the small intestine. The culprit is usually either a bacteria, called Helicobacter pylori, or regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, Motrin, Advil, or Aleve.

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More Vegetables Please: Five Tips for Your Picky Eater

December 18, 2015 | Primary Care

2015-12-18In many homes, dinner with children has become a tug-of-war over the healthy food parents are promoting versus the fried foods and sweets kids prefer. If you have fussy eaters, there are ways to stop the mealtime madness. Try these tips to help turn stressful meals into pleasant and nutritious family time.

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Tips to Keep Diabetes in Check During the Holidays

December 15, 2015 | Endocrinology

iStock_000017193953_SmallThe holidays are a time for special celebrations, shopping, cooking, and festive foods. It’s easy to give into tempting sweets or eat on the run. In addition, the hustle and bustle can leave little time for exercise. While many can take this all in stride and simply plan to shed a few pounds in the new year, people with diabetes can have a particularly hard time managing during the holidays.

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Coping With Asthma: Four Tips to Reduce Flare-Ups

December 4, 2015 | Pulmonary/Critical Care

LeBauer--011Asthma sufferers can feel miserable from the chest tightness, shortness of breath, and wheezing brought on by an asthma attack. In fact, frequent asthma flare-ups can cause patients to reduce activities, miss school or work, and increase trips to the doctor or emergency department. Learning how to effectively manage asthma can reduce these occurrences and improve quality of life. If asthma is interfering with your usual activities, try these four tips to better manage the disease.

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