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Advancing Care

George Turini, MD

2023 Issue 5

Gray hair, wrinkles … and problems in the bathroom? Things change as we grow older, including your bladder and urinary tract. Issues may range from the frequent urge to urinate to difficulties emptying your bladder. But what’s a normal sign of aging – and when should you call your doctor?
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2023 Issue 4

If you regularly have acid reflux/heartburn symptoms more than twice a week, you may want to consider a new procedure that is available at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. 
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2023 Issue 3

Taking vitamins? Don’t forget to tell your doctor. You exercise and eat healthy foods. To boost your immune system, you take a multivitamin every day. It can only help, right? Perhaps.
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2023 Issue 2

Is genetic testing for Alzheimer’s disease right for you? Chris Hemsworth, the Australian actor perhaps best known for his role as Marvel Comics superhero Thor, recently made the news for a more personal reason: his DNA results.
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Heart disease

January/February 2023

Crushing chest pain and shortness of breath are classic signs of a heart attack. But what about the less obvious signs of heart disease? It doesn’t always announce itself with a bang. Are there other, more subtle signs that indicate you may have trouble with your ticker?
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November/December 2022

Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. Joseph Brito, MD offers advice about the importance of rectal exams, PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood tests and screenings for prostate cancer.
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October 2022

You spent the weekend moving and lifting heavy boxes, and now your abdomen hurts. Could that pain in your belly or groin be a sign of a hernia?
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September 2022

You’re exhausted, even though you turned in early. Your partner complains about your disruptive snoring. Should you call your doctor? If the problem interferes with a good night’s sleep more often than not,  you should talk to your doctor. You may have a sleep-related disorder.
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August 2022

Summertime is sun time. We may spend our days soaking up the rays, but it’s important to learn to spot any potential problems on our skin. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S, and early detection can offer more treatment options.
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July 2022

While the rates of colon cancer among older adults have dropped significantly over the past two decades thanks to screening protocols like colonoscopy, they are concerned that younger patients are not getting the screenings they need.

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