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Shane Magee, M.D.


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What to Do About Hemorrhoids

Posted by Shane Magee, M.D. on Feb 11, 2017 8:27:00 AM

According to the American Gastroenterological Association, by the age of 50, half of all Americans have experienced hemorrhoids, but as a physician, I find that many of my patients are uncomfortable talking about them. This is unfortunate because hemorrhoids, although rarely serious, can be a recurring annoyance that can usually be easily treated. But first you have to recognize the condition and discuss treatment options with your doctor. 

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Topics: hemorroids

Pumped Up on Steroids: The Risks Outweigh the Benefits

Posted by Shane Magee, M.D. on Dec 10, 2016 10:05:00 AM

From professional athletes to weekend warriors, the drive to be bigger, faster and stronger is a very real factor in today’s body-conscious climate. Countless magazine covers promise routines for washboard stomachs, commercials for workout equipment seem to run 24 hours a day, and new workout videos are released every few months. With all this pressure to look and feel as though you’re in top-physical form, it’s easy to see why the use of steroids and other illegal supplements is on the rise. But here’s what you need to remember: The risks of using those supplements far outweighs the benefits. 

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Topics: steroids, steroid side effects, steroid health risks

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