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Michelle Udayamurthy, M.D.

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At-home Remedies for Adult Flu Relief

Posted by Michelle Udayamurthy, M.D. on Nov 25, 2019 8:40:00 AM

We've all been there. You're stuck at home, draped in a blanket and miserable because of flu symptoms. While the only thing you can do to cure the flu is let it run its course, there are some home remedies you could try that might help. 

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Topics: flu season, at-home flu remedies, how to take care of the flu at home

Nutrition for Night Owls

Posted by Michelle Udayamurthy, M.D. on Apr 3, 2019 8:05:00 AM

No matter how many healthy choices we make, there are some disease risk factors we just can’t change. Our age, race, genders, and other genetic qualities all tend to sway us into or out of high-risk categories for just about every known disease and condition. But what about our circadian rhythms? As much a part of us as all of our other deeply engrained characteristics, it turns out that our circadian rhythms – or natural wake/eat/sleep clocks – can also put us at higher or lower risk for health problems. 

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Topics: nutrition for night owls, late night snacks, healthy food choices

Have You Heard the One About ‘Man Flu’?

Posted by Michelle Udayamurthy, M.D. on Mar 24, 2018 8:26:00 AM

Although there are several strains of the flu virus, for many people there are only two that matter: the flu and the “man flu.” It’s a stigma that persists, that while women might be up and moving around with the flu, managing a household albeit achy and sick, men are down for the count. 

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Topics: Flu shot, influenza, flu, too much sitting, man flu

Looking Out for Your Health? Make Sure to Include Fiber in Your Diet

Posted by Michelle Udayamurthy, M.D. on May 13, 2017 9:32:00 AM

It seems like every day there’s a new fad when it comes to your health. Is it good to juice or not? Should you try the Whole-30 diet? Is gluten bad for you?  With a myriad of questions like these floating around my office, I can always say with absolute certainty that no matter what your diet of choice is, there is one component that you need to make sure to include: fiber. 

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Topics: how to add fiber to your diet, fiber, benefits of fiber

Preventive Strategies for Lowering Your Risk for Osteoarthritis

Posted by Michelle Udayamurthy, M.D. on Mar 18, 2017 9:08:00 AM

There are too many different types of arthritis to keep straight. Osteoarthritis is the most common form, affecting 27 million people in the United States each year. It is caused by the wearing down of the protective cartilage inside a joint and is very common because cartilage naturally wears down as we age. This reduction in cartilage generally causes problems in the affected joint. 

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Topics: osteoarthritis

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