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5 Red Flags That Indicate You Need Immediate Medical Care

If you have ever had a dog, you know that they try their best to communicate. Through looks, actions, sometimes sounds, they try to tell us how they feel, what they want. The problem is, we don’t always understand them or sometimes we don’t even pay attention. Your body is like a pet that is trying to talk to you. You can learn a lot if you just listen and then think to act on what you hear. Your body doesn’t like to chit chat. When...

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10 Weight Loss Myths

If you do a search of the fattest countries in the world, you will find ten different lists on ten different websites. The one thing they have in common is that the US is in the Top 10, with an estimated 38% of the population overweight. A report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says Colorado is doing pretty good, placing us at the bottom of the list with just about one-in-five people suffering a weight problem. That’s still...

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Symptoms of Strep Throat and When to See the Doctor

During the fall and winter months, many people confuse strep throat with the flu and common cold. As we’ll see in this blog, strep throat has its own unique symptoms. But first, let’s define what strep throat actually is. Strep Throat 101 Strep throat is a contagious infection that affects the inner mouth and upper throat, most notably the pharynx and the larynx. Nearly half of all sore throats in children are caused by strep throat, and it’s also the primary factor behind roughly 10% of...