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A Personal Perspective on Celiac Disease
General Health 1/7/2015

You may have heard about it as a fad diet and perhaps even tried it yourself. Some people claim going gluten-free makes them feel more energetic and awake. But for those with celiac disease, it is a necessary lifestyle change that can help to prevent other serious health conditions. My…

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12 Tips for Coping with Cancer During the Holidays
General Health 12/19/2014

If you’re undergoing cancer treatment, caring for a family member or friend who has cancer, or grieving the loss of a loved one who had cancer, the holidays can be very difficult. Read below for ideas on how to get through the season while remaining healthy and positive. Reframe your…

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Myth vs. Fact: Was That Spider Really a Brown Recluse?
General Health 11/13/2014

The story flooded my Facebook feed: A house in Missouri was infested with 5,000 brown recluse spiders. More than one of my friends said they’d just burn that house down if it was theirs. [caption id="attachment_9067" align="alignright" width="350"] The brown recluse (bottom) isn't established in Virginia but is often confused…

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The Ache is Gone: How Elbow Surgery Can Help
General Health 7/23/2014

Lisa Green has graduated. Today was her last checkup with Angelo Dacus, MD, the orthopedic surgeon who operated on her tennis elbow back in May – successfully, it turns out. Green's goal was to get back to her active lifestyle as soon as possible.

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Poetry Friday: Insomnia
General Health 7/18/2014

Every week for the past few months, we’ve published the winning poems from April’s medical poetry contest. This week’s poem, a runner-up in Category III: Grab the (Black) Bag: Miscellaneous Medical Moments, is the last one. Thanks again to all who submitted! Read all of the winning poems. Insomnia By…

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Poetry Friday: Blink
General Health 7/11/2014

Every week we’re publishing the winning poems from April’s medical poetry contest. This week’s poem was a runner-up in Category III: Grab the (Black) Bag: Miscellaneous Medical Moments. Blink By Callie Bateman For my cousin Lindsey, a cancer survivor She was seven and didn’t really understand, so she tuned out…

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Summer Severe Weather: 4 Things You Can Do To Prepare
General Health 7/9/2014

With summer comes severe weather, so it doesn’t hurt to be prepared for storms, extreme heat and floods. It’s important to be able to recognize an impending hazard and know how to take action so you and your family can stay safe. Here are steps you can take for any…

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Poetry Friday: For John
General Health 6/27/2014

Every week we’re publishing the winning poems from April’s medical poetry contest. This week’s poem was a runner-up in Category III: Grab the (Black) Bag: Miscellaneous Medical Moments. For John By Lisa A. Ryan Like a ram in the thicket, or an apparition in mist, you were not there and…

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Poetry Friday: Untitled, by Jessica Garber
General Health 6/20/2014

Every week we’re publishing the winning poems from April’s medical poetry contest. This week’s poem was a runner-up in Category II: How Sick Did You Get? Untitled by Jessica Garber Vomit- Rips at the throat Like a chained dog And I am the fence, And you, he who passes by.

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