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2020 VIPs – Essential Workers

As we close the door on the 6th month since COVID-19 became a household name, it’s hard to believe how much has changed. Since mid-July, new cases continue to trend down, which is great news since the U.S. is inching ever closer to 6 million total cases. California has the highest cases at over 668,000, …

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Fibroscan detecting silent liver diseases

Fibroscan: Detecting Silent Liver Diseases

Fibroscan is one of the most powerful tools in the management of liver disease. The fibroscan works by emitting a small pulse of energy. The waves move quickly through damaged or stiffer tissues in the liver. The speed is then calculated, and your healthcare provider can determine if further action is needed. The fibroscan results …

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Type 2 diabetes: Under the Microscope

Type 2 Diabetes Under the Microscope

Approximately 35 million Americans are living with diabetes. This chronic condition presents itself in three main types: type 1 (T1D), type 2 (T2D), and gestational. Regardless of which type you have, diabetes means your body has a problem not producing enough insulin or resists its effects. When your body cannot turn sugar (glucose) into the …

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How to Approach Memory Loss Concerns

Occasional memory loss is common as we age. However, memory issues related to dementia can interfere with daily life and be tough for you or your loved one to deal with. How to approach memory loss concerns may be confusing if you don’t know what to look for. Determining whether you should seek help comes …

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Caregiver Burnout

The symptoms of schizophrenia include delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized behavior. These symptoms interfere with work, self-care, and interpersonal relationships for an extended period. Watching your loved one deal with schizophrenia can be draining along with the physical requirements needed each day. Caregiver burnout is real, and if left unchecked, it can be detrimental not only to the …

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Common Myths About Low Testosterone

Testosterone is a sex hormone that in part helps a boy develop manly features. Testosterone is needed to produce sperm and helps in the development of male features like body and facial hair, deeper voice, and muscle strength. Approximately 1 in 4 men over the age of 30 have low testosterone, or Low T. Symptoms …

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Summertime and Kidney Care

Sunblock, towels, water, and sunglasses are some of the things to remember to bring along during those adventurous summertime outings. If you have kidney disease, keeping yourself safe, involves a little more. Your kidneys filter waste and excess fluid from your blood. Kidney disease compromises your ability to perform those essential functions. If you have kidney …

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