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Category: Pets

A little girl lays on her belly next to her dog, both in front of the dog's food bowl

October 9, 2020

Your Dog is Good for Your Health

More than 65 percent of U.S. households own at least one dog and nearly half own more than one. And that’s good news for Americans’ health. Owning a dog decreases blood pressure and helps to prevent cardiovascular disease. Anita Skariah, DO, a physician with Orange Family Medical Group in Hillsborough, appeared on WRAL’s “Staying Healthy”…

Family Medicine, Health, Pets

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