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Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be difficult because many of the symptoms can be the onset of something else.  That’s why it’s important to see a physician to ensure you get the correct diagnosis. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain throughout the body accompanied by the following one or more of […]

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Diagnosing and Treating GERD

If you are like most Americans, you have experienced that burning feeling you get when you have heartburn.  But when those symptoms persist, you have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). So what is GERD?  Often referred to as acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the esophagus. When this backwash […]

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Oh, My Achin’ Knees!

While many of us will experience aches and pains in our knees as we age, almost all knee issues are related to the degenerative process or osteoarthritis. What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the wearing away of the cartilage on the ends of the thigh and/or shin bone. While it is part of the aging process, […]

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