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Next time you check your heart rate for optimal fat-burning potential during a workout, consider checking your rhythm as well. Atrial fibrillation, also referred to as AF or A Fib, is a common heart rhythm disorder that results in a flutter in the heartbeat caused by a problem in the upper chambers, or atria, of

Has a muscle cramp ever woken you up in the middle of the night? Or stopped you in your tracks in the middle of an activity? If you’re like most people, chances are your answer is yes. Muscle cramps, or “charley horses” as they are sometimes called, are extremely common and occur when muscles involuntarily

As holiday parties fill the calendar, many of us may forget or neglect to consider food allergies. With a staggering 2 percent of American adults and 8 percent of American children estimated to suffer from some form of a food allergy, carelessness toward ingredients can cause more discomfort than the visiting in-laws. Because allergic reactions

In today’s workplace, the majority of people use computers and many of them experience vision problems. How can you tell if you are one of the many people suffering from eye strain? Several symptoms may appear as a result of eye strain from computer use, explains Carlo DiMarco, D.O., an osteopathic Ophthalmologist practicing in Erie,

Whether you are calculating multivariate statistics, or simply trying to stay alert during a long meeting, keeping your mind sharp matters. Luckily, the steps to exercising your brain are easier than you may think. Exercise is just as healthy for your mind as it is for your body, explains Jeff Esper, D.O., an osteopathic neurologist,