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September 21, 2018

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (the esophagus). This backwash (called acid reflux) can can then irritate the esophageal lining. GERD, without further investigation, can often be confused with acid reflux and heartburn. However, knowing the difference […]
August 17, 2018

Summer Heat and Diabetes

Exposure to higher temperatures and humidity combined with inadequate amounts of fluids is the perfect storm for heat-related ailments. Those with diabetes are particularly at risk for blood sugar fluctuations, heat exhaustion or heat stroke in these high temperature months. Summer fun is still on the table but diabetics need […]
August 6, 2018

4 Lifestyle Changes to Help Ease Overactive Bladder

Overactive Bladder (OAD), a common condition experienced by millions of Americans, is the sudden and uncontrollable urge to urinate. While medical and surgical treatments do exist, making changes in your everyday life can great improve symptoms and help provide relief. Limit Caffeine and Alcohol Caffeine and alcohol are both diuretics […]
July 30, 2018

Learn More About T2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes, also once known as adult-onset diabetes, is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes blood sugar (also called blood glucose). It is also the most common type of diabetes. With type 2 diabetes, your body is either resistant to insulin (a hormone that regulates […]