How to Identify and Treat Skin Infections

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Your skin is your largest organ, making it all the more important that you take good care of it. Unusual bumps and rashes can be scary and hard to decipher. If not properly treated, they may lead to serious complications. Skin infections range from mild …

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Everything You Need to Know About Spring Allergies

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Spring is in full bloom! And so are our dreaded spring allergies. Unfortunately, spring is the peak season for allergies.  Pollen is the primary allergen for spring allergies As we emerge from winter and plants bloom, pollen counts begin to rise. The biggest trigger for …

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What You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis

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Often referred to as the “wear-and-tear disease,” osteoarthritis affects millions of people worldwide. The most common form of arthritis, it often impacts joints in the hands, knees, hips, and spine, although it can bother any joint. When left untreated, this condition is extremely painful and …

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Why You Need a Primary Care Physician

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For many people, finding a primary care physician (PCP) feels less important than finding a specialist, especially if you’re experiencing a chronic problem that you’re desperately looking to treat. However, a family doctor is essential for your general wellbeing. Today, I want to cover five …

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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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