When should I visit a sports medicine doctor?

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a committed athlete, aches, pains and injuries are often part of the game. But when serious accidents or more run-of-the-mill repetitive stress injuries happen, who should you see? Your general practitioner, or a sports-medicine specialist? I often answer that question based on frequency. You should see a sports medicine…
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Five tips for preventing mask acne

“Maskne.” It’s real, and it’s one of the biggest skin care topics on the internet now as people from all walks of life adjust to wearing masks in public. If you’re wearing a mask and getting breakouts as a result, you don’t have to consign yourself to your fate. There’s a lot you can do…
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When a tick bite is Lyme disease

The outdoors are full of ticks that bite. But how do you know when you’ve been bitten with a tick infected with Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a serious infection that looks and acts very differently than the typical discomfort of a tick bite. And it infects an estimated 300,000 people a year, according to…
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How to avoid passing COVID-19 to your baby

You didn’t expect to bring your newborn home during a pandemic. So, what should you do if you or someone in your family starts having symptoms of COVID-19? If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have tested positive, you can take the following steps to avoid passing the infection to your baby: Have…
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Depression after stroke

More than 795,000 people have a stroke in the United States every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The physical impacts of stroke are well known—loss of mobility or brain function, among them. But there’s one side effect of stroke that doesn’t get the attention it deserves:  depression. Post-stroke depression—recognizing the threat The…
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