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Dr. Nina Radcliff

Dr. Nina Radcliff

Dr. Nina Radcliff is dedicated to her profession, her patients and her community at large. She is passionate about sharing truths for healthy, balanced living as well as wise preventive health measures.

Articles by Dr. Nina Radcliff

Avoid burning out. (Associated Press)

Go-go-go leads to burnout

Do you ever feel you need to work extra hours just to get "what you need to" accomplished? Or, perhaps you complete a full day at work and then shift into 5th gear to meet the deadlines and needs in your home, at school, or in your personal life? Published March 23, 2018

In this July 28, 2010 photo, Sharon Osbourne, a colon cancer survivor, arrives at the CBS CW Showtime press tour party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mrs. Osbourne and a former contestant on her VH1 show "Rock of Love Charm School" have settled a battery and negligence lawsuit on the eve of trial. The case was about to begin on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)

Colorectal screenings save lives

While colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers, it is not on most people's list of great conversation topics - and yet discussing screenings is a lifesaving measure. Testing can detect precancerous growths, or polyps, which doctors can remove. Published March 16, 2018

Hundreds of students from Deerfield Beach High School in Coconut Creek, Fla., make their way to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., to show support for victims of the recent shooting. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

PTSD advice: Let Florida students tell their stories

The effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be far reaching. Originally understood as the after-effects of war on some military veterans, we now clearly know that PTSD is a mental health condition that can affect anyone. Published February 23, 2018

Ana Martinez, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 in Seattle. According to an update by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, the flu season in the U.S. might be peaking already, and it may not turn out to be as bad as many feared.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

During this brutal flu and cold season, boost your immune system

It's a brutal flu and cold season. With it comes a barrage of information offering support for help and relief - and as you plan precautionary measures to help take care, you may be left wondering what can you do? Your immune "system" bands together to fight foreign invaders -- bacteria, viruses, parasites, and even, cancerous cells. Published January 19, 2018

Raw dough can make you dangerously ill

This is that special time of the year we enjoy making and eating those delicious homemade cookies, cakes and breads. And while "just a taste" of a yummy recipe batter may be tempting, think twice. Published December 8, 2017

Do you have COPD and not know it?

There is a somewhat common health problem today impacting the well-being of an estimated 24 million Americans nationwide, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). And you, or someone you love, could be one of them. Published November 27, 2017

Stop tossing, turning in your sleep

Did you awaken this morning ready to rise and shine? Did you feel well-rested? Or, did you (or did you want to) hit the snooze to linger longer as you transitioned from one state to another? Published November 6, 2017

The stage used for the national anthem is decorated for Breast Cancer Awareness before an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Breast Cancer Awareness: Death rates decline

The American Cancer Society reported earlier this month that breast cancer death rates declined almost 40 percent between 1989 and 2015 - averting an estimated 322,600 deaths. Published October 20, 2017

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Migraines are more than just a bad headache

Stress from demanding deadlines to overbooked time schedules, back-to-back activities, addressing family concerns - all, can cause the sudden onset of a throbbing, painful migraine headache for hours or even days. Published October 16, 2017

Medical professionals argue that some protection against the flu is better than none and encourage people to be vaccinated. (Associated Press/File)

Brace for a big flu season

Flu season is at our doorsteps and already taking a toll with many communities reporting roughly double the amount of hospitalizations compared to the same time period as last year. Published October 6, 2017

Jan DeMoure, right, looks at a checklist while shopping on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Food Equality Initiative with the assistance of food bank manager, Karen Miller, at the New Haven Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Overland Park, Kansas. The food pantry serves families, like Demoure,  coping with the high costs of food safe for children with food allergies or Celiac disease. (Allison Long/The Kansas City Star via AP/File) MANDATORY CREDIT

Food allergies: Gone today, here tomorrow

From sneezing, a dry cough, nausea, digestive problems to trouble swallowing, turning blue, a drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness and more, food allergies can range greatly from mild to severe and be a potentially life-threatening medical condition. Published September 22, 2017

Alex Libby, one of the subjects of the documentary film "Bully" poses for photographers at a premiere in Los Angeles, on March 26, 2012. The film is about bullying in U.S. schools. (Chris Pizzello/Associated Press)

Beware bullying: It happens everywhere

Bullying has been a part of society, but today's school environments are experiencing more incidents coupled with the continuing rise of Internet and smartphone use--setting in motion a horrific new reality for our nation's students Published September 15, 2017

Managing pain

I recently read an estimate by health economists at John Hopkins University that puts the annual economic costs linked to chronic pain at $635 billion annually--far greater than for cancer, heart disease or diabetes. Published September 1, 2017

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Reducing diabetes health risks

Diabetes, a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood, takes more lives than breast cancer and AIDS combined - claiming the life of one American every 3 minutes. Published August 18, 2017