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Articles by "internal medicine"
Even the Young and Healthy Need to See a Doctor on the Regular
You might feel invincible, but a regular check-up can catch health problems you didn't know were there — or know were coming.
How to Spot a Stroke: 5 Sure Signs and 4 Life-Saving Letters
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Simply knowing what to watch for and what to do can save a life.
How Much Exercise Do I Actually Need?
Americans are more sedentary than they should be. Getting the recommended amount of physical activity each week has big health benefits.
What's the Best Diet for Weight Loss?
Diet trends come and go. New research shows the best diet plan is the one that works for you.
The Most Popular Low-Carb Diets, Compared
Low-carb diets are all the rage. But each new plan emphasizes different foods. Take a closer look at the menu to see if it's a fit for you.
Don't Have a Stroke: How to Prevent this Disabling Event from Happening to You.
Most people have seen the damaging effects of stroke — droopy facial muscles, muscular spasms, difficulty walking, speech and language problems, and challenges eating and swallowing.
Gluten-Free Diets: Facts of the Fad
Despite food marketers' attempts to convince you otherwise, a gluten-free diet is only a healthier option for three groups of people.
The Best Thing You Can Do for Someone with Alcohol Poisoning
When drinking in moderation becomes drinking in excess, the brain and body are put in danger. And there's only one safe way to help someone who has overdosed on alcohol.
The Flu is Here! Now What?
Even though influenza is actively spreading through the Des Moines metro, there's still time to take preventive measures. Here's what you need to know to avoid the flu and what to do if you get it.
Vaccines Give You a Shot in the Fight Against Pneumonia
Getting the recommended immunizations for pneumonia helps prevent the illness from reaching its most serious stages.
Get Back on the Course After a Golf Injury
Whether it's golfer's elbow or back pain, physical therapy and proper stretching can help you find relief.
Don't Panic! But You're Having a Panic Attack
Fear not, for there is no danger with panic attacks — if you know the symptoms and steps to stop them.