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Functional Medicine Approaches to Ragweed Allergy

Mites are a known nuisance to animals, but clinicians can provide valuable immune education to patients by explaining their role in allergic rhinitis and immune response.

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The Increased Challenges of Patients With Multiple Diagnoses

Research suggests that the number of patients with more than one chronic condition is rising, and you likely see these patients frequently. Given that treating multiple chronic conditions may require a different approach than treating each individual condition, you may need new tools to help you treat patients with comorbidities more effectively.

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Autoimmunity Experts at the 2018 AIC

Predictive antinuclear antibody (ANA) testing allows early intervention to prevent or slow autoimmune diseases in many patients. The 2018 Annual International Conference explores the latest research and interventions for autoimmunity. Read More
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A Proactive Approach to Pediatric Atopy, Rhinitis, and Asthma

Atopy in children can cause a succession of chronic diseases, many of which can extend into adulthood. Addressing the underlying causes leads to more effective treatment plans.

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For Patients, Knowing Disease Risk Is Not Enough

In 2016, researchers asked the question: “Does communicating to smokers that they have an increased genetic risk of developing lung cancer motivate smoking cessation, or does telling middle aged people that they have an increased genetic risk of developing diabetes motivate increased physical activity to reduce this risk?” The answers, found in a large meta-analysis, may come as a surprise.

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Children, Antibiotics, and Long-Term Health

Antibiotics are still readily prescribed for pediatric care in western countries. What are the longer-term effects for children?

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A Moment of Unrivaled Opportunity for Independent Primary Care Physicians

Growing healthcare costs are stifling the autonomy of clinicians and patients alike. What can you do to break the dependency on the volume-driven payer system?

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Clinical Pearls on Cardiometabolic Treatment

Like many, Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, practiced family medicine as she was trained in medical school and residency until she realized that there was actually more she could be doing for her patients’ long-term trajectory toward health or disease. Find out what she did for her patients.

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Dust, Allergies, Asthma, and Children

The childhood environment plays a large role in the development of asthma and allergy. How do house dust and endotoxins contribute? Read More
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Treat Neurodegeneration With Diet and Lifestyle

Whether age-related or caused by Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline is a major concern for many patients. What strategies, research, and interventions help these patients?

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Using Functional Medicine to Reverse Type II Diabetes

Diabetic retinopathy and associated vision impairment have been increasing steadily around the world, despite a focus on glycemic control. How can we help patients with the health outcomes that matter to them most?

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Increasing Rates of Childhood Neurological Illness

For at least five decades, rates of childhood chronic conditions have increased. What are some of the conditions showing this increased prevalence?

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