For Women: Easy and Effective Ways to Improve Your Health

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In honor of this month’s celebration of Mother’s Day, I wanted to take some time to focus on women’s health. For students, stay-at-home moms, and working women alike, it’s often difficult to find enough time in the day, meaning that our health often takes a …

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What You Need to Know About Depression

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Despite the stigmas and misunderstandings associated with depression, it’s a real and treatable illness with life-threatening consequences if ignored. It’s also very common: Nearly 16 million Americans struggle with depression each year. Still, sufferers often have difficulty explaining their feelings or how their everyday lives …

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Five Questions to Ask at Your Next Primary Care Appointment

Dr. Asha Tota-Maharaj, MD, Platinum Primary Care

Many people feel a sense of dread when it comes time for their annual appointment with their primary care provider (PCP). There’s often anxiety associated with scheduling the appointment, not to mention actually going to it. It’s worth overcoming your fears and discomfort though: Studies …

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Dealing with Anxiety, Especially During a Pandemic

Anxiety during a pandemic

For this month’s post, I want to focus on anxiety, something we’ve all dealt with at one time or another. Simply put, anxiety is the body’s normal reaction to stress. Often called the “flight or fight” response, it involves the production of adrenaline to help …

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Heart Health 101

silver heart on green background

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, you’re bound to see hearts everywhere: jewelry and T-shirts, candies and cookies, balloons and greeting cards. Now, what if you gave the same attention to your heart? Each February, we celebrate American Heart Month with that goal in mind. The …

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New Year, New You! What You Need to Know About General Nutrition

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With so many cookbooks, meal plans, and diet fads out there, nutrition can be a tricky topic to understand. However, gaining that knowledge is so important, as even the most basic information about how to fuel your body can set you on the path for …

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