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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...

Reducing your stroke risk

Medications and lifestyle play important roles By David Dunaief, M.D. Dr. David Dunaief Stroke remains one of the top five causes of mortality and morbidity in the United States (1). While some risk factors are out of our control, like family history and age, many of...

Managing Hypertension

Nighttime pressure readings may better predict cardiovascular events By David Dunaief, M.D. Roughly 45 percent of adults in the U.S. have hypertension, or high blood pressure. That’s almost one in two adults, or 108 million people, of which 82 million do not have...

Hydration vs. summer’s heat

Consequences of mild dehydration are subdued mood, decreased concentration, fatigue and headaches By David Dunaief, M.D. With this summer’s hottest days right around the corner, discussing dehydration is timely. Even air conditioning can be dehydrating. Complications...