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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Dealing with Anxiety, Especially During a Pandemic

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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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