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Asthma Symptoms and Triggers

Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It causes wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. All of the causes of asthma are unknown, but we do know that genetics, and environmental and occupational factors have been linked to developing asthma. If someone in your immediate family has asthma, you are more likely […]


What is Gout?

Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that is very painful. It often affects one joint at a time. There are no cures for gout but you can treat and manage the condition. What Causes Gout? It is caused by a condition known as hyperuricemia, where there is too much uric acid in the […]


Dr. Ashley Fuentes is the Newest Doctor to Join Our Practice

Dr. Fuentes attended Case Western Reserve University for her undergraduate studies and received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Sports Medicine, Chemistry, and Psychology. She then received a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Touro College New York. She obtained her medical degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine […]


Stroke – Signs and Risk Factors

A stroke is when something blocks blood flow to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. This can cause brain damage, disability, and even death. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. High blood pressure, smoking, and having a history of a stroke increase […]


Skin Cancer – Know the Facts

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US. Skin cancer is caused by overexposure to ultraviolet light (UV). Ultraviolet light comes from the sun, tanning beds, and sunlamps. Exposure to UV light can cause sunburn, changes in skin texture, premature aging of the skin, and skin cancer. You are at greater […]