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How Does Long Term Depression Alter the Brain?

May 23, 2018 by Total Access Medical

8.1% of people over the age of 20 have depression over any given 2-week period.

For some people, depression might only be episodic and overcome within a matter of weeks or months. However, for others diagnosed with major depression, the condition could persist for years, affecting their lifestyle and quality of life.

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Research Says Fruit Drinks Are As Unhealthy As Sugary Drinks 

May 21, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Fruit juice has come under the spotlight since medical experts recently started looking more closely at the link between high sugar intake and the risk for heart disease. And now, two medical researchers argue that because of its high sugar content, fruit juice could be just as bad for us as sugar-sweetened beverages like carbonated drinks and sodas.

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What Is Cardiovascular Disease? 

May 21, 2018 by Total Access Medical
Cardiovascular diseases involve the blood vessels, the heart, or both. The cardiovascular or circulatory system supplies the body with blood. It consists of the heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries. There are several types of cardiovascular disease, but treatment, symptoms, and prevention often overlap.
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Philadelphia Fails To Meet Smog Standards, EPA Says.

May 18, 2018 by Total Access Medical

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled Monday that the Philadelphia metro region, which includes a large area stretching to Wilmington and Atlantic City, has failed to meet ground-level ozone standards.

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Dieting for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

May 16, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick
Hashimoto's disease is the most common autoimmune condition and the leading cause of hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid. It is sometimes called Hashimoto's thyroiditis or shortened to Hashimoto's.
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Foods To Boost Memory 

May 14, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Just as your stomach, muscles, and heart feed on the nutrients that food supplies, so does the brain. So, before you eat a big T-bone steak with French fries, here is some food for thought: Research suggests that what we eat might have an impact on our ability to remember and our likelihood of developing dementia. 

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What You Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

May 14, 2018 by Total Access Medical
Ovarian cancer refers to any cancerous growth that begins in the ovary. It is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in women and the tenth most common cancer among women in the United States. 
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An Interview With Philly's Top Doctor, Dr. Winslow Murdoch

May 10, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick
I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Winslow Murdoch about the prestigious award he was recently given by Philadelphia magazine and what it means to him. Philadelphia magazine recognized Dr. Murdoch as one of the top doctors in the region for his specialty in family medicine.
 
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Total Access Medical Welcomes Dr. Roger Stumacher

May 09, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Dr. Roger Stumacher is leaving Main Line HealthCare at Lawrence Park to open his own private practice in Bala Cynwyd with Total Access Medical on September 4th, 2018. His last day with MLH is August 31st, 2018. He will remain on staff at Lankenau Hospital and will continue to be an active member of the Main Line Health medical community. 

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Dr. Winslow Murdoch and Dr. Roger Stumacher Recognized As Top Doctors In Philadelphia

May 09, 2018 by Total Access Medical

The Philadelphia region is world-renowned for its hospitals, medical schools, clinics and surgical centers. Each year Philadelphia magazine recognizes a limited number of doctors and awards them as being the top doctors in the region. The competition to be one of the top doctors in Philadelphia is immense and this year in Philadelphia magazine’s May 2018 “Top Doctors” issue, Doctor Winslow Murdoch and Doctor Roger Stumacher were recognized and awarded as two of the best doctors in the region. 

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