Mary Beth TeSelle

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Understanding Weight Gain Related to Hypothyroidism

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 5/28/19 9:07 AM

Hypothyroidism occurs when your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain hormones. It’s estimated that nearly 5 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 12 may be living with hypothyroidism. Below, Dr. Harshit Shah, an endocrinologist with Dignity Health Medical Group - Bakersfield, explains how hypothyroidism can impact weight gain. 

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Laparoscopic Colectomy: What to Expect

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 1/2/19 1:44 PM

A laparoscopic colectomy provides qualified patients a less invasive, and has a faster recovery than traditional surgery.

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Spike in Teen Depression Leads to New Recommendations

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 5/24/18 11:38 AM

Major depression is on the rise among Americans of all ages, but the age group being affected the most may surprise you: teens and young adults.

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Don't Let Asthma Slow You Down: Managing Symptoms With Innovative Technology

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 4/17/18 1:58 PM

Asthma affects about 25 million Americans and accounts for 1.8 million emergency room visits every year. Among school-age children, asthma is the number one reason for missed school days.

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Avoiding a Workout Injury

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 2/15/18 3:09 PM

Have you kept up with your new year's resolution to hit the gym or exercise more? Adding more activity to your life is a great idea. However, taking steps to avoid injury is especially important when starting a new exercise plan.

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