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News & Education

Written by Rachel Cohen | July 11, 2016

Diabetes is a chronic condition caused by the body’s inability to produce or properly use insulin. Patients with diabetes have difficulty converting sugars, starches, and other chemicals into energy, which can cause serious damage to the eyes, heart, kidneys, nerves, and feet, if left untreated...

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Written by Rachel Cohen | July 08, 2016

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found chronic opioid use increased with 11 common surgeries performed between 2001-2013. This is a major concern considering more U.S. citizens died from a drug overdose in 2014 than any...

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Written by Rachel Cohen | July 01, 2016

Bursitis is a condition that causes inflammation to bursae, which are fluid-filled sacs located in between tissue and bone. These sacs decrease friction and irritation in between joints with the help of a lubricating fluid. Bursitis develops most frequently in the shoulders, knees, elbows, and...

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Written by Rachel Cohen | June 27, 2016

Pre-emptive surgery to remove a woman's ovaries and fallopian tubes, also known as salpingo-oophorectomy, is typically performed on women at risk of developing ovarian cancer. This risk comes from the BReast CAncer genes 1 and 2 (BRCA genes), which accounts for 15% of all ovarian cancer cases,...

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Written by Rachel Cohen | June 24, 2016

Foot corns and calluses are hardened areas of skin that usually develop on the soles of the feet or in between the toes. Corns and calluses are common foot problems that typically resolve within a few weeks or months. Nevertheless, it is possible for this condition to stick around for a while (a...

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