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Carbohydrates v. fats: The great breakfast debate [Infographic]

Eating breakfast in the morning can allow your body the opportunity to “fuel up,” both physically and cognitively, increasing energy and concentration levels throughout the day. But between the choice of bacon and eggs or a bagel with cream cheese, what would you choose? A graphic comparing the two breakfast options claims that eating bacon …

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Mammograms Matter: The Numbers Behind Lifesaving Screenings

Each week, a new headline heralds this-or-that study questioning the value of screening mammograms. Should you start screening at age 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? It’s tough to cut through the clutter. “Right now, a lot of women are confused,” says Elizabeth Jekot, M.D., medical director of the Elizabeth Jekot MD …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Fireworks Safety

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, many people are looking forward to the dazzling fireworks displays that celebrate our Independence each year. But, fireworks can be very dangerous. In 2011 more than 9,000 emergency department visits were due to fireworks-related injuries. As an emergency physician with more than 15 years of experience and as …

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