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How to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

There’s no question: the holidays are very deeply associated with overeating in our culture. And while it’s ok to enjoy delicious, home-cooked meals with your friends and family, your Lawrenceville doctors at Rodriguez MD don’t want you to gain too much weight over the upcoming holidays. With that in mind, here are some easy ways to avoid overeating and the resulting weight gain this holiday season.

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Understanding GERD and its Symptoms

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a disease of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which is the ring of muscle between the esophagus and the stomach. When the LES is not working properly, stomach acid can reach the esophagus. This upward movement of stomach acid is referred to as reflux. If acid reflux is left untreated, it can cause damage and inflammation to the esophagus. A visit to your local family practice can determine what treatment is needed.

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Health and Nutrition Tips for Pregnant Women

Pregnant women need to take special care of their health and nutrition needs so that both they and their babies can be at their healthiest. Focusing on healthy foods, taking vitamins, eating and drinking frequently, and practicing regular exercise can help your baby to grow and help you to feel amazing throughout your pregnancy.

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Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season is here, and it will only get worse as the weather cools. Here at Rodriguez MD, we want to help our patients to avoid the ravages of the cold and flu season by following these simple tips.

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