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Why Perceived Support is Essential to Our Health
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Why Perceived Support is Essential to Our Health

By Dr. Julie T. Chen, M.D. I sometimes hear from patients that they were told growing up to be strong and not rely on others. They were also told that they can’t count on anyone but themselves by their parents. Comments like this make me sad and weary for the […]

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Summer Time Healthy Party Tricks

By Dr. Julie T. Chen, M.D. Traditionally, summer time barbecues and parties involve celebrations with alcohol and foods…which usually tend toward sugary fruits and fat-laden potato salads and fatty foods like hot dogs and such. So how can we make this summer a bit healthier? I have had this discussion […]

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Bikini-Ready Diet

By Dr. Julie T. Chen, M.D. Every May we think about Memorial Day weekend and we think about the beginning of summer. One of the topics that keep coming up year after year is getting our bodies ready for swimsuit season. Many of my patients want to know how to […]

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April Fool’s Day May Not Be So Foolish Afterall

By Dr. Julie T. Chen, M.D. Most people don’t think much about April Fool’s Day because it comes and goes and most of the time the jokes aren’t funny. Although I am also not a person who typically engages in April Fool’s Day pranks, I believe that the health lesson […]

Allergens Aren’t Just in Our Backyard
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Allergens Aren’t Just in Our Backyard

By Dr. Julie Chen When we talk about allergies, most of us think about environmental or seasonal allergies. But, food allergies can wreak as much havoc, if not more so, on our body and thus require some attention as well. For those of you who are already aware that you […]

Health and Your New Year’s Resolutions
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Health and Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Dr. Julie Chen Are New Year’s resolutions truly meant to be broken or are we supposed to just make more realistic ones? Every year, my patients come into my clinic with summaries of their goals for their health in the upcoming new year…but unfortunately, the same staunch resolution in […]

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