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How To Prevent Diabetes

How To Prevent Diabetes

Around 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and up to ten million more may have it and not know it.Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disorder. In Type 2, the body either doesn't make enough insulin or doesn't use the insulin efficiently...

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How To Know If It’s An STD Or UTI

How To Know If It’s An STD Or UTI

Pain in the genital area can be scary and hard to talk about, but it's something that should not be ignored.Two common culprits of discomfort in this part of the body are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and urinary tract infections (UTIs). The problem is that...

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Your Heart Health Matters

Your Heart Health Matters

February is American Heart Month. This month is meant to bring awareness to heart health and reminds us of the precautions we can take now, to prevent heart conditions later.Have you spoken to your primary care provider about your heart recently? They can perform...

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Your First Defense Against Cancer

Your First Defense Against Cancer

In the United States, more than 1.5 million people are diagnosed with some kind of cancer every year, with two of the most common types being skin and colon cancer. Skin cancer is an abnormal, uncontrolled growth of the skin cells, usually from harmful ultraviolet...

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Understanding Deductibles & Other Health Insurance Terms

Understanding Deductibles & Other Health Insurance Terms

Trying to understand your health insurance plan can feel like navigating a maze. It isn’t always entirely clear which providers are eligible for insurance coverage, which procedures are covered under your plan, or how to get the most useful, cost-effective care. If...

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Get To Know Dr. Linda Wang

Get To Know Dr. Linda Wang

Dr. Linda Wang is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and practices up to date evidence-based medicine. She is a detail oriented, friendly, and personable internist, which makes her popular among patients at our Upper East Side location. Dr. Wang is...

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Why Am I SAD During The Winter?

Why Am I SAD During The Winter?

Do you go through short periods of depression every winter? Do you start to feel down or not like your usual self when the days get shorter? If so, you could have seasonal affective disorder (SAD).SAD is a common type of depression that's related to changes in the...

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When Acid Reflux Turns Into GERD

When Acid Reflux Turns Into GERD

Acid reflux is the regurgitation of stomach acid or other gastric contents into the esophagus. It typically manifests as heartburn causing a burning sensation in the center of your chest or rib cage. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (or GERD) is when the acid...

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When To See A Doctor For A Sinus Infection

When To See A Doctor For A Sinus Infection

We've probably all suffered from a sinus infection (sinusitis) before. The pain and swelling around your eyes and nose, pressure in your ears, headaches, you can't breathe... all of the symptoms are awful. So, when is it time to see the doctor? If your symptoms last...

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What You Should Know About The Silent Killer

What You Should Know About The Silent Killer

Diabetes is commonly known in the medical community as "the silent killer." This is because diabetes destroys the nerve cells that control pain, so conditions like neuropathy can occur where a patient can develop a silent heart...

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