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Long-term health impacts of chronic stress

Cortisol resistance can increase susceptibility to viruses and infection By David Dunaief, M.D. This has been a tough year, where many of us have been under continual stress. While some stress is valuable to help motivate us and keep our minds sharp, high levels of...

Recognizing and addressing acute pancreatitis

Lifestyle changes can reduce your risk   By David Dunaief, M.D. Acute pancreatitis is the most frequent gastrointestinal cause for patients to be admitted to a hospital (1). Typically, severe abdominal pain is what compels patients to go to the emergency room. A...

Treating hypothyroidism

Use extreme caution when taking supplements By David Dunaief, M.D. Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain and low energy, but diagnosing and treating it can be tricky. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped organ at the base of the neck, and it is responsible for maintaining...