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Alison Urey, M.D.

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Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted by Alison Urey, M.D. on Feb 3, 2018 8:11:00 AM

Some people welcome the winter months with open arms. For others, winter signifies feelings of isolation, sadness, and general malaise. Now that we’re into the thick of the season, people who suffer from these feelings, called seasonal depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), are probably itching for the springtime to start. If this sounds like you, here are some things to keep in mind about SAD and some ways to help combat it. 

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Topics: seasonal affective disorder, SAD, seasonal depression

Are Redheads More Sensitive to Pain?

Posted by Alison Urey, M.D. on Apr 22, 2017 8:36:00 AM

Urban legend has it that redheads feel more pain than the rest of us – and it turns out that may actually be true. 

Doctors have suspected for a while that redheads need more anesthesia, a sign they might be more sensitive to pain. This was proven in a 2004 study that showed carrot tops require an average of 20 percent more general anesthesia than people with dark or blonde hair. 

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Topics: redheads pain

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