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Latest research findings show ‘cup of joe’ could be a benefit

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Coffee has its advocates and its critics. Americans consume coffee to the tune of a million tons a year at an estimated cost of $40 billion. Some people think it’s the devil, and some can’t live without it, but research over the last five years has demonstrated a growing body of scientific evidence that supports the positive health benefits of coffee. 

Fall sports bring increased chance of concussions

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Autumn is upon us, and that means football and soccer seasons, in particular, are well under way. That also means the possibility for sports-related head injuries, or concussions, significantly increases.

On your health and the annual checkup

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The annual physical exam. Is it still necessary? If so, how can patients get the most out of it?

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