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Don’t Let Your iPad Ruin Your Sleep

We live in an age where we’re constantly plugged in, whether it’s via a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or other device. While the benefits of easy communication and access to a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips are innumerable, technology comes with its price. Beyond… read more >

Does Hydrogen Peroxide Cure Bacterial Vaginosis?

If you’ve ever turned to Google for an answer to your health woes, you’ve likely run into a fair share of “surefire” home remedies. For the countless women who experience vaginal discharge, bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common diagnosis—it’s responsible for half the cases of… read more >

What is Lyme Disease?

In the 1970s, there was an epidemic of arthritis, often preceded by a strange, expanding red rash, occurring primarily in children in and around Lyme, CT. The cause of this “Lyme arthritis” was a mystery until investigators discovered that these children had been infected… read more >

I’ve Been Bitten By a Tick! What Do I Do?

More than a dozen tick-borne diseases from a variety of ticks have been identified in the US alone. Some you’ve heard of—Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever—while some are less familiar—babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and Heartland virus. The most common is Lyme disease, caused by… read more >

Can Too Much Caffeine Be Lethal?

It’s the most widely-used stimulant in the world and a daily dose can even come with a slew of health benefits. But can caffeine kill you? According to a recent report by Lorain County Coroner Steven Evans, the substance is precisely what caused 18-year-old… read more >

Drugs to Treat Erectile Dysfunction

With the approval of avanafil (Stendra), a fourth drug has joined the pack in the battle against erectile dysfunction (ED) alongside sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra). So it’s a good time to take a look at how effective and safe these drugs… read more >

Battling Type 2 Diabetes with Diet and Lifestyle

When faced with a daunting health challenge, where do you start? There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but one thing is certain: You can change the trajectory of your future by making lifestyle changes now. Boston-based One Medical Group patient Tara Bellucci is a real and… read more >