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Dr. Reddy Among First Ever Group of Board Certified Physicians for Lifestyle Medicine

The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM) recently announced that Athens GA, native Dr. Ram K. Reddy of Reddy Medical Group is among the 204 physicians and 43 Ph.D./Masters-level health clinicians who have become the first medical professionals globally to be certified as Diplomats of the ABLM/American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and the International…

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Introducing Reddy Pediatrics!

Reddy & Associates is pleased to announce the July 2015 opening of Reddy Pediatrics at 1061 Dowdy Road, Athens, GA 30606. Nicole Broerman, MD, FAAP, a board certified pediatrician who practiced for the past 13 years in Beaufort, SC, is thrilled to be back in her home state caring for children in North Georgia.  After…

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Get Active This Spring!

There is nothing quite as refreshing as stepping outside into warm spring air after a long winter. This year, take advantage of the weather by exercising outdoors. Refresh your workout routine with these fun activities that put you in touch with nature: 1. Go Take a Hike Lace up your tennis shoes and hit the…

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Allergies are right around the corner, be prepared!

March means the beginning of Spring! And with the change in weather, Spring also brings a long list of allergens with it. With flowers budding and trees blooming, allergies can turn a clear March day into a groggy blur. But in order to reduce allergies, we first have to understand what they are. An allergy…

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How to Beat the Winter Blahs

Are you feeling down this winter? Blame it on the season. As the days get shorter and temperatures get colder, our bodies have a tough time adjusting. It helps to find creative ways to get energized… Besides a nap. Here are four tips: 1. Get some sun. It is tempting to stay inside to avoid…

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Beating Breast Cancer

Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women during their lives, and many of us know someone – a mother, sister, friend – who has had it. It is the second-leading cancer killer of women in the United States, next to lung cancer. Thanks to screening, breast cancer often can be found early, when the chance…

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Save Some Skin: Identify and Take Hold of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can occur on any part of the body. The disease is the result of faulty messages sent by the immune system that expedite skin cell growth. Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disorder in the United States, affecting approximately 7.5 million Americans. The disease is not contagious, but…

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Are You Getting Your Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is essential for strong bones because it helps the body use calcium from the diet. Traditionally, vitamin D deficiency has been associated with rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue doesn’t properly mineralize, leading to soft bones and skeletal deformities. Research is increasingly revealing the importance of vitamin D in protecting against…

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In the Know: HIV/AIDS

AIDS, or Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, affects approximately 1.7 million people in the United States alone. One in five people are currently living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and are unaware of their condition. In the presence of such a serious epidemic, it’s important to know how it’s possible to catch the disease,…