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  • Poison Ivy Treatment Tips

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    Do you know how to protect yourself from poison ivy? It may be the difference between a summer of fun in the sun and a summer disrupted by itchy, red, and irritated skin. The leaves and stems of poison ivy plants are coated in a clear oil named Urushiol which causes an allergic reaction within 12-72 hours of skin […]

  • Ticks and Lyme Disease; How To Know What to do if Bitten By a Deer Tick

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    This time of year black legged ticks, commonly known as deer ticks, are an unwanted guest. This year, as we saw last year, we are experiencing an especially bad tick season. Here in the northeast  deer ticks are especially a threat as they can cause Lyme Disease. What is Lyme Disease? Lyme Disease is a […]

  • 5 Gluten Myths Debunked

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    While there is a lot of talk about the ‘universal health benefits’ of going gluten-free, there are many aspects of the lifestyle that most people are still unsure or unaware about. We believe that there is some truth out there, but that it is also important to clear the air on some of the bigger […]

  • How Can I Tell If I Need Stitches

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    After our last Medical Minute on differentiating  between sprains and broken bones, we thought it made sense to follow it up with how to assess when one might need stitches. Stitches are used to mend and join together skin after an injury. They’re necessary in some instances, but not in all. If there is a […]

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