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Dec
23
2011

Beating Holiday Stress

While the holiday season is undoubtedly an exciting time to get together with friends and family, it can also be very stressful for many people. The demands of finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list, throwing and attending parties every weekend in December, and hosting holiday guests or preparing for some holiday travel of your own is enough to turn even the most festive of revelers into an Ebenezer Scrooge.

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Nov
22
2011

Keeping Your Skin Healthy All Winter Long

November is designated as National Healthy Skin Month by the American Academy of Dermatology. While most people may think this observation is more appropriate during the summer months to urge beach-goers to slather on the SPF, the reality is that wintertime can bring on more skin complications than most people realize. In the winter, a drop in humidity and temperature, coupled with a higher thermostat setting at home and in the office, results in drier air. For most people, dry air leads to dry, itchy skin.

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Nov
12
2011

Keep Moving During the Winter Months

Each year the Arthritis Foundation hosts their nationwide Jingle Bell Run/Walk to benefit arthritis sufferers. This event is held in cities across America throughout the month of November as a way to kick off the holidays and raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation. Individuals can race on their own or form teams with family, friends, or co-workers. Each walk/run is a 5K (approximately 3.1 miles), so it is manageable for most people to complete, no matter their fitness level.

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Oct
31
2011

Patient Testimonial Q&A – Mark S.

Q: What brought you to see ENT Rajiv Pandit, MD?

A: I came to Dr. Pandit to help his office with some marketing and after interviewing Dr. Pandit and his staff, I found out that his perfect patient was me. Prior to this, I had not met Dr. Pandit.

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Oct
21
2011

Clinical Depression Screening Important to Overall Health

As cooler weather and shorter days creep in, your thoughts may naturally look ahead to the approaching winter months. One thing you might not realize about this time of year is that it also coincides with National Depression Screening Day (NDSD), held during Mental Health Awareness Week each October. The goal of NDSD is to call attention to the illness of depression on a national level, educate the public about its symptoms and effective treatments, and offer individuals the opportunity to be screened for depression.

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Oct
07
2011

Bone Density Important to Women’s Health

In the midst of the Halloween decorations that inevitably make their appearance at the beginning of October, it is the annual appearance of pink ribbons that truly marks the start of this fall month. The pink ribbon has become synonymous with fighting breast cancer and supporting research to cure this terrible disease. Statistics show that one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.


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Sep
29
2011

Celebrating Family Health & Fitness Day USA

Fifteen years ago Family Health & Fitness Day USA was established in response to the sedentary lifestyle many Americans – especially children – have adopted. This year Family Health & Fitness Day will be celebrated on Saturday, September 24. The event is celebrated nationwide at local community sites, such as health clubs, YMCAs, state and county health departments, park districts, houses of worship, and schools. This year’s programs will include exercise demonstrations, health fairs, family walks, and more.

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Sep
09
2011

Beating the Back-to-School Blues

The sound of zipping backpacks and pencils being sharpened can only mean one thing: it’s back-to-school time! Many parents look forward to each fall when their kids’ lives return to a more predictable schedule, only to lament the time it takes to get their kids back on track after a summer of staying up late and sleeping in. Instead of giving into the temptation to let the last few weeks of summer wile away, take advantage of this time to get your kids back on schedule.

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Aug
26
2011

Sports’ Positive Impact on Children

While adults ring in the New Year on January 1, most students mark the passage of time with the start of a new school year. Each new school year offers an opportunity for kids to try new things – including a new sport. As the air becomes cooler, it is natural for kids to want to be outside, and team or individual sports are a structured and disciplined way to keep children active.

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Jul
21
2011

Keep Your Ears Healthy This Summer

For most people, summertime means it’s time to swim in pools, ponds, lakes, and the ocean. While most of us can enjoy these activities without any problems, some people must deal with what is known as swimmer’s ear, an inflammation, irritation, or infection of the outer ear and ear canal.

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Jul
08
2011

July is Juvenile Arthritis (JA) Awareness Month

Approximately 294,000 children under the age of 18 are affected by pediatric arthritis and rheumatologic conditions, commonly referred to as juvenile arthritis. Juvenile arthritis – or JA – refers to any form of arthritis or arthritis-related conditions that develop in children or teenagers.

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Jun
23
2011

Protecting Against Headaches

Each year, the National Headache Foundation (NHF) recognizes Headache Awareness Week in June in order to bring attention to the nationwide problem of headaches and to encourage sufferers to recognize their headache patterns and seek help. According to the NHF, 29.5 million Americans suffer from migraine pain and associated symptoms, which is equivalent to 13% of the population, with one in every four U.S. households having a migraine sufferer.

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