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Benafsha Irani, D.O.

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Summer Exercises to Feel Great and Avoid Overheating

Posted by Benafsha Irani, D.O. on Jul 9, 2018 7:49:00 AM

Maintaining a summer workout routine is an important part of staying in shape and maintaining your health. There are many exercises you can do during the summer to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but when you’re in Texas facing temperatures in the high 90s, it is imperative that you exercise safely to avoid overheating. 

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Topics: exercising in summer heat, summer exercising, summer workouts, working out in the summer

The Dangers of Sleep Deprived College Students

Posted by Benafsha Irani, D.O. on Mar 5, 2018 7:58:00 AM

As a college student, it can seem as if there’s never enough time in the day to get everything done, including studying for midterm and final exams. You may think taking advantage of those late night hours to study will be worth it in the end, but over time, nothing could be further from the truth.

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Once Bitten: Protect Yourself from Ticks and Lyme Disease this Summer

Posted by Benafsha Irani, D.O. on Jul 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This year seems to have been a particularly strange one for weather in Southeast Texas. Recent weather activity has a bearing on the amount of insect activity we’ll see in the upcoming months. From having virtually no winter at all to torrential downpours and flooding, our hot, humid summer might prove to be the prime ingredient for a season full of bugs. One insect you need to pay attention to? Ticks. They transmit Lyme disease and that’s nothing to take lightly. 

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Topics: insect bites, ticks, lyme disease

Preventing and Relieving Heartburn without Medication

Posted by Benafsha Irani, D.O. on Apr 2, 2016 7:30:00 AM

I hate heartburn, don’t you? The discomfort and that burning feeling in the chest are a sure way to ruin an otherwise pleasant day or evening. 

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Topics: heartburn treatment, heartburn, heartburn prevention

Coffee or Tea: Which Is Healthier?

Posted by Benafsha Irani, D.O. on Feb 17, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Lately, it seems as if I read almost every week about a new study extolling the health benefits of coffee or tea. How can you cut through the clutter and decide which drink is best? 

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Topics: coffee, benefits of coffee, tea, benefits of tea

4 Holiday Superfoods to Celebrate Good Health

Posted by Benafsha Irani, D.O. on Dec 16, 2015 11:30:00 AM

It seems like the majority of my patients are watching their diets to lose weight or stay healthy. But the endless round of high-calorie unhealthy foods during the holidays often throws a wrench in the works, even for those with willpower of steel.

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Topics: superfoods, cranberries, pumpkin, turkey

You Might Have Lupus and Not Even Know it

Posted by Benafsha Irani, D.O. on Oct 21, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Lupus is an auto-immune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million people, mostly women. It often takes years to be correctly diagnosed with lupus. This is because the symptoms of the disease manifest uniquely in each patient and are often similar to other illnesses. In fact, it is highly likely to have lupus and not even know it.
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Topics: butterfly shaped rash, lupus

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