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By Amee Majmundar, MD
Essential oils have become a popular way to relax and support your emotional well-being. While many are drawn to essential oils because they’re considered to be natural products, they’re not always risk-free. Incorrect or over-use of essential oils can cause an allergic reaction, especially if you have asthma or are prone to environmental allergies. They can also pose health risks for pregnant women, children and pets. Allergist, Amee Majmundar, MD, shares tips on how to enjoy essential oils safely.
Topics and Subtopics: Allergies & General Health

By Mathew S. Philip, MD
Day by day, we’re learning more about the COVID-19 virus and how to fight it. Antibody testing is proving to be a powerful tool for the medical community in this fight, though there continues to be confusion and misunderstanding about its purpose and meaning. The following information outlines what you should know about COVID-19 antibody testing and how to get one for yourself.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Infectious Disease

To effectively eliminate as many germs as possible and reduce the spread of diseases like COVID-19, it’s important to clean all commonly used surfaces throughout your home, car and handbag, including your electronic devices. Here are six tips to disinfect your electronic devices.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health

By Vishal Desai, MD
Did you know that nearly 70 percent of your immune system is housed in your gut? While frequent hand washing and social distancing are crucial in preventing the spread of illnesses, being mindful of the food and beverages you consume can also help support your immune system and keep you well.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health

By Kaitlin Wanta, DO
Polyps are often discussed when talking about colorectal cancer or its screening tests including a colonoscopy. While you may be familiar with the term, you may not know what a polyp is, how it forms and what you can do to prevent them. Gastroenterologist, Kaitlin Wanta, DO, shares what you should know about polyps and some tips to prevent them.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & General Health

By DuPage Medical Group Gastroenterology
It’s no secret that completing preventive screenings, like a colonoscopy, significantly lowers your risk of developing (or dying from) colorectal cancer. Even though it has been proven to be an extremely effective way to prevent colorectal cancer, nearly a third of eligible adults have not completed their colonoscopy. To encourage you to complete your screening, our board-certified Gastroenterologists offer their reBUTTals to some of the most common excuses used to delay getting a colonoscopy.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & General Health

By Rebecca Downey, RDN
Your lifestyle and nutrition may be more connected than you realize. Registered dietitian, Rebecca Downey, shares insights on what your cravings are telling you and tips to improve your health.
Topics and Subtopics: Diet & Nutrition & General Health

By Eva Chatman, MD
Reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption has become increasingly popular. There are several reasons to scale back your alcohol intake, especially to better your health. Family Medicine physician, Eva Chatman, MD, discusses the growing “sober-curious” trend and its health benefits.
Topics and Subtopics: Diet & Nutrition & General Health

By Christopher Ochoa, MD
For many, breathing requires little effort or thought. For some, however, stress and anxiety can lead to short, rapid breathing which can worsen these symptoms. A great way to avoid feelings of stress, anxiety and shortness of breath is to consciously focus on the breaths you take each day.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Respiratory Problems

With the new year in full swing, many of us are beginning changes we would like to make. Obesity Medicine Physician, Dr. Katie Rosenfeld, shares tips to support your loved ones with their health and wellness goals.

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