How to Manage Seasonal Allergies

Posted by Angelina Crans Yoon, MD on 3/28/17 8:30 AM

The wet winter has been very welcome in helping the land recover from years of drought, but this also means the plants are thriving. Increased plant growth means increased pollen counts. As soon as the rain stops, the plants get to work releasing pollen into the air. For those with seasonal allergies, this allergy season has started earlier than expected. We can expect a long and severe allergy season this spring.

You may have already started to notice typical seasonal allergy symptoms of sneezing, coughing, and itchy noses and eyes. Common allergy triggers come from farms, trees, and natural grassland for a cumulative effect.

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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 Tips for Getting Better Sleep

Posted by Robert Dias, MD on 3/14/17 11:30 AM

Struggling with sleep after turning the clock forward last weekend? Mercy Medical Group neurologist and sleep expert Robert Dias, MD offers five tips to help you get the most out of your ZZZs.

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Spring Tips for Better Skin

Posted by Lorilee Wagner on 3/1/17 11:00 AM

Gear up for spring with our latest skin tips including information about retinol, the best diet for good skin and how sleep (or lack of it) affects your skin!

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5 Things Your Doctor Wants You to Know About Thyroid Problems

Posted by Samira Kirmiz, MD on 2/22/17 1:00 PM

The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck that helps regulate your body’s systems, including your metabolism.

Clinically, thyroid problems typically fall into two categories: hormonal (hyperthyroidism or an overproduction of the hormone and hypothyroidism or an underproduction of the hormone) and structural (thyroid nodules and cancer). The good news is most issues can be managed once they are diagnosed and a treatment plan is put into place.

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