Gail Verderico

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When is a headache more than just a headache?

Posted by Gail Verderico on 6/13/17 8:00 AM

Almost everybody experiences headaches from time to time. They are so ubiquitous that “a headache” has become a metaphor for mundane but manageable problems, such as tax preparation. However, for some unlucky few, headaches can be a debilitating and recurring intrusion—and on rare occasion, they can be a sign of a life-threatening condition.

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Antibiotic Dos and Don'ts

Posted by Gail Verderico on 5/8/17 8:00 AM

Resisting Antibiotic Resistance

Maybe this has happened to you: After you develop a cold or flu, a family member offers you their unfinished bottle of antibiotics to help you kick it. Should you take them?

In short: no, no, no. The efficacy of antibiotics, one of medicine’s most important weapons in fighting bacterial illness, is becoming compromised by misuse. In a 2013 interview, CDC associate director Dr. Arjun Srinivasan said:

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Colorectal Cancer: Know the Risks & Signs

Posted by Gail Verderico on 3/21/17 8:30 AM

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – a time to become familiar with the risk factors and warning signs associated with this increasingly survivable disease.

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer among men and women in the United States. Although a study released last month found the risk for people born in 1990 or later is increasing, the average age at diagnosis is still 72.

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Five Steps to Choosing a Primary Care Physician

Posted by Gail Verderico on 9/1/16 11:00 AM

New job with a new insurance plan? 5StepsPCP_smallNeed to select a new primary care physician (PCP)? With so many out there, how do you choose the right one? Here are some tips that will help you find a good match!

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All About Diabetes

Posted by Gail Verderico on 5/27/16 8:00 AM

Ever wonder what the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is? Want to know what the common symptoms are? This easy to read infographic will give you the basic 411 on diabetes.

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