Month: July 2015

Jul 28, 2015 / Health Advice

Medical Mythbuster: Can You Really Get an STD From a Toilet Seat?

Fortunately, the answer is no. Venereal diseases like syphilis and gonorrhea are only transmitted through person-to-person contact. However, studies have shown that hard surfaces like toilet seats can hold …

Going for a Swim? Be Aware of Recreational Water Illnesses

We all love being at the pool or beach on a summer day. Unfortunately, it’s not always the healthiest place to be. Over the last two decades, there’s been …

Jul 28, 2015 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Health Tip: Adjust Diuretic Medications During the Summer Months

Diuretics (also known as water pills) are often prescribed to control high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Diuretics work by making the body excrete more sodium into the …

Southboro Medical Group Physicians Recognized in Readers Choice Awards!

Recently, some of our Southboro Medical Group colleagues (and the entire group) were recognized in the “Readers Choice Awards” sponsored by a local newspaper group and The awards …

Can Too Much Sitting Lead to an Early Death?

According to a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the answer could be yes. The more hours the study participants spent sitting at work, driving, lying …

Morning Sickness? Here’s How You Can Feel Better.

Morning sickness (known as hyperemesis) is something that many pregnant women experience. There’s no doubt that it’s one of the least enjoyable aspects of pregnancy. The feeling of nausea …


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