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Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension

By Dr. Kirsten O. Healy
Nearly 75 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure or hypertension, with more people dying of hypertension-related cardiovascular disease than from the next three deadliest diseases combined.
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Opioids and the Slippery Slope of Addiction

By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, Ph.D., M.S
Opioids—like Percocet, Oxycontin, Dilaudid, Vicodin, and morphine—are powerful pain relievers. When the patient is suffering acute pain, opioids can offer much-needed relief. However, in cases of chronic pain, using these medications for an extended period of time can lead to problems.
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August Sun Protection and Skin Care

By Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D.
Now that we’re in August, our sun protection enthusiasm might be declining. Nonetheless, considering that over 70 percent of UV radiation exposure occurs in the summer months, sun protection is as important as ever. Here are important tips on skin care.
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Molly Fisk: Fair Weather

By Molly Fisk
I see people from all parts of my life at the fair: Cardiac Rehab buddies, grocery store bag-persons, kids I taught poetry to in the sixth grade. The fair sort of has its own rules: it's half Breughel painting, half time-travel science-fiction movie.
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