Conditions

Beat the Heat!

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It isn't officially summer, but it sure does feel like it.

One of the most common issues we all can face in a heatwave is a heat-related illness.

Your body has a natural cooling system that is always working to maintain a safe temperature. Sweating helps your body cool down, but when you are exposed to high temperatures and the sun for a long time—working or exercising outdoors, for example—your cooling system has to work harder.

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Don't Fry! Prevent Skin Cancer

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Today, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime, but you don’t have to become a statistic.
 
As we head into summer, Mariana A. Phillips, M.D., Carilion Clinic Dermatology and Mohs Surgery, shares her top tips to help protect your skin, as well as what to keep an eye on in regards to changes in your skin.
 
3 Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy

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10 Things To Know About Weight Loss Surgery

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Having weight loss surgery is a big decision, and one that will affect you for the rest of your life.
 
If you think you’re a candidate for weight loss surgery, read on for 10 questions that Arnold Salzberg, M.D., a bariatric surgeon at the Carilion Clinic Weight Loss Center, often hears from people who are considering weight loss surgery.

His answers may help you with your decision!

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Understanding IBS

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Everyone experiences upsetting gut symptoms from time to time: bloating, cramping, stomach pain and diarrhea.

For many people, they seem to be precipitated—or aggravated—by certain foods or beverages.

Worst of all, the symptoms can strike without warning, even just before an important meeting or event.

Taken together, this combination of symptoms could indicate irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a chronic condition of the large intestine that affects up to 20 percent of people in the United States.

Common symptoms of IBS include:

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