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Could your frequent heartburn be GERD? How to tell and what to do about it

GERD, which stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a common disease that affects 10-20% of the population. GERD is a frequent cause for doctors’ visits and prescription medications, but often can go undiagnosed if you doesn’t seek adequate care. The good news is this—simple changes to diet and lifestyle can make a big difference in …

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Your essential diabetes checklist: All the tests you need, why and how often

Regular checkups are an important part of caring for your diabetes for several reasons. The biggest reason is that things change over time, and your doctor can help you adjust when they do. Weight loss or gain, medication additions or a change in self-management habits can impact blood glucose control and necessitate a change in …

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The alarming heart disease crisis facing the South Asian community

It’s well known that heart disease is a major health issue across the U.S. In fact, it’s the leading cause of death for all Americans. But you may be surprised to learn that South Asians are more likely to die of heart disease when compared to other ethnic groups. The high prevalence of heart disease …

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There’s an easier way to manage your family’s care: MyBSWHealth

Did you know that you can manage your whole family’s healthcare all in one place? MyBSWHealth makes it easy to keep track of appointments, prescriptions, bills and more for every member of the family—from young children to elderly parents. It’s called proxy access, and here’s how it works. How do I set up proxy access? …

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16 things that can mess with your thyroid health and medication

If you have a thyroid disorder, you know they can be extremely difficult to manage and that many things can affect that small butterfly-shaped gland. If you didn’t know, there are certain foods and other medications that can impact thyroid health and the effectiveness of thyroid medication. There are also deficiencies you should be tested …

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Your diabetes secret weapon: A good night’s sleep

The latest National Sleep Foundation poll finds that most of us don’t get the amount of sleep needed for good daily health, safety and optimum performance in life. For those with diabetes or prediabetes, lack of sleep is even more common—and more detrimental. Poor sleep and sleep disorders are especially prevalent, with insomnia (difficulty falling …

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Training the doctors of tomorrow: How I became a “pretend patient”

Growing up in Northern California, I had my heart set on Hollywood: acting for the camera in big-budget films and on the stage before sold-out theaters—all with a dash of fame, though not too much. Sounds reasonable, right? Truth be told, what I truly loved and desired was the impact of performance. How a properly …

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Intuitive Eating 101: How to break up with diet culture

Let’s talk about intuitive eating. (Never heard of it? Jump over to this article on what intuitive eating is and then come back.) Now that you know the basics, it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty of how to incorporate it into your lifestyle. Intuitive Eating is broken down into 10 guiding principles, plus some …

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How electrophysiology has revolutionized care for heart rhythm disorders

Many patients diagnosed with arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) are referred to an electrophysiologist for evaluation and treatment. You may find yourself asking, “What is an electrophysiologist and what do they do?” As an EP—the term commonly used to refer to electrophysiology—I often find myself describing my specialty to patients and explaining to them how I might …

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6 ways to support your loved one with diabetes

About 1 in 10 people in the U.S. has diabetes and there is a good chance you have at least one friend or family member affected. Whether they are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for years, they need your love, friendship and support. Successfully managing diabetes requires constant decision-making because so many factors impact …

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