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4 Tips for How to Choose a Medical Specialty that is Right for You

How to Choose a Medical Specialty

At some point during your journey as a health practitioner, you’ll face the choice between general medicine or going down a different route into a specialty field. While your options are vast, the choice isn’t always simple. The specialty you choose has a profound impact on your future career and daily responsibilities. If you find… Read More

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What SPF Should I Use? Here’s What to Know About Chemical vs. Mineral SPF

Dermatologists in Connecticut

Summer is in full swing, which makes August the perfect time for Summer Sun Safety Month. UV rays are emitted from the sun and help your body naturally produce vitamin D when exposed to them. However, too much exposure to UV rays can lead to skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association… Read More

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Here’s What Patients Can Expect During Hemorrhoid Removal Surgery, from Preparation to Recovery

hemorrhoid removal surgery

While it may not be the most pleasant topic to talk about, hemorrhoids are a common health condition that affects about 1 in 20 Americans. In fact, approximately half of adults fifty and older have hemorrhoids. If you have hemorrhoids, you may be wondering whether or not you need to have them removed. The good… Read More

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What is the Difference Between Eczema and Psoriasis?

Eczema and Psoriasis

You’ve tried it all – creams, ointments and other over-the-counter products to treat your itchy, red, patchy skin, but nothing will do the trick. If this sounds familiar, you may be dealing with something more than just irritated skin. You may have a condition called eczema or psoriasis. Although eczema and psoriasis share symptoms, they… Read More

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8 Science-Backed Ways to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

Naturally Reduce Blood Pressure

One in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over time, high blood pressure can cause your arteries to harden, known as atherosclerosis, which can contribute to heart attack, stroke, or other injuries. High blood pressure is often referred to as the “silent… Read More

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Functional Fecal Incontinence: Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention

fecal functional incontinence

We’ve all had moments of discomfort associated with our bowel movements. Sometimes, the urge to defecate hits, and we simply can’t make it to the toilet in time. This isn’t uncommon, especially if we’re ill and have a related condition such as diarrhea or constipation. In fact, doctors estimate that 1 in every 3 people… Read More

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Can I Go to My Primary Care Doctor for Anxiety?

can i go to my primary care doctor for anxiety

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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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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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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