Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. As February is American Heart Month, we’re providing you with some tools and tips to help protect your heart.
Have you noticed you’re more anxious or moody in the winter months? Do you find you have lower energy, a bigger appetite, or tend to pack on a couple of extra pounds around this time of year? As we just recently turned our clocks back and our days are getting shorter, I hope my
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¿Ha notado que durante el invierno siente más ansiedad y cambios de temperamento? ¿Se ha sentido con menos energía, más apetito y una tendencia a engordar un par de kilos durante esta estación? Con el cambio de hora y los ajustes que requiere la llegada del invierno, me gustaría que mis lectores sean conscientes de
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Hand washing – a simple, everyday task – is perhaps one of the most overlooked ways we can protect ourselves from getting sick. Startlingly, a recent Michigan State University study found a shocking 95 percent of people do not wash their hands properly. With this being National Influenza Vaccination Week and National Handwashing Awareness Week,
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Lavarnos las manos —una tarea tan simple y cotidiana— es quizás una de las mejores cosas que podemos hacer para evitar contagiarnos de alguna enfermedad. Y esto tan simple es, sin embargo, una de las cosas que más pasamos por alto. Un reciente estudio de la Michigan State University reveló que un 95 por ciento
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Diabetes can be a complicated disease. It is not just the well-known Type 1 and Type 2 that I am talking about. There is also MODY, 3c or pancreatogenic just to name a few; these are types that we are still learning about. The month of November – National Diabetes Awareness Month – serves us
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“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” wrote actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus just a few weeks ago. All of us know someone – family member, co-worker, friend – who has breast cancer, which is the second most common cancer affecting American women. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month but, as I tell
-> Continue reading Breast Care Break Down: What You Should Know About Breast Cancer
As every Primary Care Physician knows, men don’t like to go to the doctor. In Latin culture – and I’ve found this to be true with men of many cultures – a false sense of “machismo” gets in the way of having an annual wellness exam and a forthright discussion of symptoms and concerns, especially when it comes talking about sexual health. September is national Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which serves as an important reminder for men to start a conversation with their doctor about a topic they may be too embarrassed to talk about.
Did you know the flu vaccine takes a week or two to start working? That’s why I tell my patients to get a flu shot as soon it is available – even before flu season starts to pick up in October. Everyone older than six months should get the flu vaccine. Here’s what you should know.
As a parent of school-aged children, I know that August is a hectic month: shopping for supplies, finishing summer reading, and coordinating drop-off and pick-up schedules are just a few items on our to-do list. As a Primary Care Physician, I also know that ensuring your child is healthy and ready to learn is just as important as notebooks and a backpack.