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Can I Go to My Primary Care Doctor for Anxiety?

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It’s no surprise that recent data reveals that more people in the U.S. are reporting significant and sustained increases in symptoms of depression and anxiety. From the COVID-19 virus having a clear physical impact on those who contract the virus to the immense emotional and mental stress of living through a pandemic, we are seeing… Read More

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Physician Assistant Interview Questions Preparation

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As a physician assistant, you know how essential your role is in the world of healthcare. Physician assistants play a critical role in addressing doctor shortages and are more in demand now than ever before.  In practices where shortages aren’t an issue, physician assistants help reduce the load so doctors can see more patients —… Read More

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9 Foods to Improve Gut Health and Others to Avoid

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Did you know that improving your gut health can improve your overall wellbeing? The term ‘gut health’ refers to the function and balance of bacteria located in the gastrointestinal tract (including the esophagus, stomach, and intestines). A healthy gut can help influence a stronger immune system and improve your heart, brain, and digestive health. Fortunately,… Read More

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5 Physician Job Search Tips – From the Interview Process to Navigating Contract Offers

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Are you looking for the ideal physician position or your next level promotion in a specialist field? Physician interviews can be challenging, and for a good reason. Clinical teams need the best person for the job, and they also look for candidates who will blend into their teams and organizational culture well. However, it is… Read More

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6 Psoriasis Myths and Facts

Psoriasis Myths and Facts

Psoriasis affects 125 million people worldwide. If you’re one of the many men and women who experience this condition, you may know how itchy it can make your skin feel, but you may not know what causes psoriasis and how this autoimmune disease can not only affect you on the outside but the inside as… Read More

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Finding the Right Dermatologist in Connecticut for Your Skincare Concerns

Finding the Right Dermatologist in Connecticut for Your Skincare Concerns

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health statistics indicate that one out of every three Americans experiences skin disease at any given time. As the biggest organ in the body, your skin is exposed to environmental conditions and reflects the state of your internal health. Your skin needs proper attention through self-care and visits… Read More

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40 is the New 50: What New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Mean for You

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40 is the New 50: What New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Mean to You Colon cancer screening is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle and can be lifesaving. Colorectal cancer, worldwide, is the second leading cause of cancer death, according to Cancer.Net. There is no one-size-fits-all rule when it comes to health screenings;… Read More

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Dr. Alaparthi Named First Woman President & Board Chair of the Digestive Health Physicians Association

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Dr. Latha Alaparthi of PACT Gastroenterology Center Named First Woman President & Board Chair of the Digestive Health Physicians Association Hamden, CT (March 24, 2022) Dr. Latha Alaparthi, MD, FACG, AGAF, Director of Committee Operations at PACT Gastroenterology Center, has been named the President and chair of the board of directors of the Digestive Health… Read More

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Getting Ready for Seasonal Allergies in Connecticut

Seasonal Allergies in Connecticut

Sneezing, a runny nose and watery eyes…yes, springtime in Connecticut is almost here. While allergies begin during the spring months, typically starting in March, they can last through the fall as late as October. While seasonal allergies can feel like a nuisance, it is important to seek treatment for them to determine what is causing… Read More

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How To Integrate Advanced Practitioners Into Your Medical Practice

How To Integrate Advanced Practitioners Into Your Medical Practice

There is no doubt a crisis-level shortage of primary and specialty care physicians is developing. Research by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) projects a shortage of 17,800 to 48,000 primary care physicians and 21,000 to 77,100 non-primary care specialty physicians by the year 2034. One solution to combat this developing issue is to… Read More

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