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For the past several years, Pennsylvania has led the nation in confirmed Lyme disease cases. With more than 12,000 reported cases in 2016, Pennsylvania had more than triple the cases of runners-up New York (4,002) and New Jersey (3,850). With approximately 9,000 confirmed Pennsylvania cases in 2015, it is clear that this problem is increasing […]

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than half of all seniors are plagued by incontinence. Urinary incontinence, specifically, is characterized as the loss of bladder control and can range from an occasional leak of urine due to sneezing or coughing to a strong, sudden urge to urinate that makes it difficult to […]

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When standard treatments fail to ease chronic pain in the muscles and joints, patients often turn to other therapies to provide comfort and improve their quality of life. An alternative to standard treatments like ice and heat, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and exercises, acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. How does it […]

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Glaucoma, otherwise known as “the sneak thief of sight,” is a complicated disease that affects more than three million Americans. In a previous blog we discussed the two most common types of glaucoma – primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and angle-closure glaucoma. As promised, in this blog, we are going to discuss the some of the […]

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There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and in this blog; we’re focusing our attention on fibromyalgia, the most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis. Right now, more than 3.7 million Americans are battling the pain of fibromyalgia, and the majority of these people are between 40 – 75 years old. Fibromyalgia is categorized […]

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