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Healthcare Matters


As Americans, we are blessed beyond measure.  Most of us may never realize just how blessed we are when it comes to having access to food and water.  Although a blessing, over indulgence often becomes problematic, especially for those suffering from acid reflux. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is essentially when stomach acid backs up into…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

While many look forward to a break from the dry humid conditions of summer, the winter months are accompanied by shorter days and cold weather.  This time of year, specifically the shorter days, can contribute to the development of a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder.  Also known as cabin fever or the winter…

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Respiratory viruses on the rise locally

(With this opening column, it is only appropriate to give gratitude to the owner, publisher editor, and all staff of The Voice for dedicating space for Healthcare Matters.  It is my intent to provide the readers with some insight on healthcare issues affecting our community so that we may all be better informed.  As the…

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