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Yoga teaches us to be present on the mat. It also teaches us to take that same awareness of the present into our daily lives. We often tend to get stuck in the past or worry about the future. Why did I quit my job last year? How will I pay for my kids college?…

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Millions of patients in the United States take the acid blocking medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The most common indication for long term usage is acid reflux or heartburn (GERD).  PPIs include omeprazole and other “– azoles” whose brand names include Aciphex, Dexilant, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and Protonix. Last week, an article was published in the…

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When my kids were little, I loved reading to them Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad books including “The Corner” in Frog and Toad All Year. In it, Frog assures Toad on a cold, rainy day that spring is just around the corner. Frog says that when he was younger, on a similar cold, rainy day,…

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It’s deja vu all over again!  4 a.m. and your mind is still regurgitating last evening’s squabble with your “ loved one” – yet again. You know the routine. It begins like an ordinary, sane conversation, you push a couple of strategic buttons, and it blows up. The decibel level rises, piercing barbs are fierce,…

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As a travel medicine nurse for Foxhall Immunizations I consult with patients daily on what recommendations there are for traveling abroad.  Research shows us that less than half of the world’s travelers actually seek travel advice. Ideally, a traveler should seek advice 4-6 weeks prior to traveling but the realistic time tends to be 2…

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