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Mother was right: wash your hands before dinner

By Angela Rocheleau No matter how old you are some things never change. When mom said, “You go wash your hands or NO dinner,” she was correct. However, a lot has changed over our lifetime — including the way food is prepared, produced and distributed. It used to be that food was produced close to […]

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Pessimism can block therapy

You’ve heard of the placebo effect, the healing power of positive belief. This is the “nocebo” effect, the flip side, almost its evil twin. And while the self-fulfilling prophecy of negative thinking isn’t nearly as well studied, some scientists say it’s time for doctors to start paying a lot more attention to their patients’ outlook.

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Blepharitis is the common cause of red, irritated eyelids

By Dr. Jean E. Keamy One of the most common complaints is red, irritated eyelids. Often the lids are itchy, red, scaly and sore. In addition, the eyes can become red, heavy and teary. Most often the cause of these symptoms is blepharitis. Blepharitis is not an infection. It should not be confused with conjunctivitis. […]

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Six tips to Jump start weight loss in the new year

Losing weight is at the top of many a New Year’s resolution list. In addition to maintaining a healthy diet and getting enough exercise, what else can one do to make sure those good intentions have a lasting impact throughout the year?

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What is Glaucoma? Doctor describes disease in detail

By Jean E. Keamy Patients often come to my office and wonder if they have glaucoma. Another group of patients think that just because they have normal pressures (tonometry) that they do not have glaucoma. Since glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness, I thought a review of what glaucoma is and how […]

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Five tips for living a healthy lifestyle

Your health is a delicate matter that is in constant change from the time you are born. Every single stage in life offers different challenges and you are faced with decisions on how best to deal with them.

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