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UVA vs UVB Radiation: How They Cause Skin Cancer

There are two main types of ultraviolet (UV) radiation: UVA and UVB. In this blog post we'll cover what they are, how they cause cancer, and what to look for in quality sunscreen to protect your skin.
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Laser Hair Removal For Men

Men want to remove body hair for many reasons. These include sports performance, injury reduction (especially for cyclists), smoother skin, better muscle definition, reducing excessive or unwanted body hair, reducing folliculitis and inflamed hair follicles.
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5 Reasons to Change Your Doctor (And How to Do It)

Thinking about changing primary care physicians? Here are 5 reasons to make a move, along with some simple advice on how to do it. 
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Pros & Cons of Medical Marijuana Use

For many years, marijuana has been a taboo topic. From the 1920’s it was grouped alongside heroin and cocaine and viewed primarily as a social issue. However, attitudes are changing and in the
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Top 12 Home Remedies for Opioid Withdrawal

Dealing with opioid withdrawal is a considerable challenge. Even with the best of what modern medicine has to offer the results can be less than impressive. For those with a high degree of
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Top Pros and Cons of Opioid Addiction Treatments

With an increasing amount of treatment options available for opioid addiction combined with a lack of educational materials, I decided to put together a comprehensive breakdown of the pros and
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Methadone Side Effects & History

Methadone is the first medication to be be used widely for treatment of opioid dependence and addiction and has been used for decades to treat people who are addicted to heroin and narcotic pain
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Buprenorphine (BYOO-pre-NOR-feen) Buprenorphine is a drug used to treat patients who have become dependent on or addicted to pain-killers or heroin. It was approved for clinical use by the FDA
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What are my options for treating opioid addiction?

There are currently three drugs being used to treat opioid addiction and dependence. They are Buprenorphine, Methadone and Naltrexone. In the last several years Buprenorphine has overtaken
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Naltrexone Uses & Side Effects

Naltrexone is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat opioid use disorders. It is also used to treat alcoholism. It comes in a pill form or as an injectable.
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Buprenorphine Success – The Lesser of Two Evils?

Buprenorphine Success – The “Magic Pill”? When I started treating opioid dependence I began with high expectations. I was frustrated with what had become a mindless, ineffectual
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Effective & Affordable Opioid Dependence Treatment: The Case for Family Physicians

Family Physicians Treating Opioid Addiction I am a family physician and have been treating patients with opioid dependence and addiction for 12 years. These patients comprise about half of my
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