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How Does Addiction Affect the Brain?

Addiction can impact various aspects of a person’s life, including their interpersonal relationships, their body, their mind, and overall health. The most impactful part of addiction is the effect on the brain. The brain is the single most complicated organ in our body. It regulates your body’s basic functions and it allows you to interpret…

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What Travel Vaccinations Do You Need?

Traveling to a new place outside of the country is one of the most exciting adventures. Planning the trip’s activities, booking air travel, and finding suitable accommodations are all a big part of planning the trip. However, one crucially important planning component is ensuring you have all of the proper travel vaccinations necessary for entry…

Should I get a Cardiac Stress Test?

You might have heard of a stress test referred to as a treadmill test or exercise test. While they may be called different things, they all help your primary care physician to find out how your heart is working. It certainly is not something to be ignored and an important part of your annual physical…

Did you know that Vitamin D deficiency is associated with insomnia, fatigue, weight gain, body pains, muscle weakness and depression?

Are you experiencing insomnia, fatigue, weight gain, body pains, muscle weakness or are feeling depressed? You may be suffering from Vitamin D Deficiency!  Vitamin D deficiency is common in the U.S. population. According to a study performed by the Department of Public Health & Social Work, Vitamin D deficiency was considerably more common in those…

Did you know that acid reflux, bloating, frequent burping, stomach pain, and nausea are symptoms that can be caused by a prevalent bacteria called H. pylori?

Nearly 30 percent of the adult population in the United States is a host for the bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), which is found in the inner lining of the small intestine. These bacteria cause chronic inflammation and peptic ulcers, as well as increase your risk for some types of stomach cancer. Common symptoms or…

Did you know that a pulmonary function test can diagnose various types of lung disorders and identify causes of shortness of breath?

A pulmonary function test is a non-invasive diagnostic test that measures how well the lungs are taking in and releasing air, including how well the lungs are moving oxygen throughout the body. A pulmonary function test is essential if you wish to: Diagnose various type of lung disorders including emphysema and asthma Identify causes behind…