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High cholesterol Oct 19th, 2021

What is cholesterol?  Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the blood, normal levels of cholesterol help maintain healthy cells. However, too much cholesterol can disrupt blood flow through the arteries and can lead to a heart attack or stroke. This is known as high cholesterol.    Symptoms High cholesterol...

Oral Health and Seniors Oct 5th, 2021

Keeping up with your oral health and getting dental cleanings frequently can help prevent cavities and further complications like gingivitis. Gingivitis can lead to a bacterial infection that can lead to decay and tooth loss. Problems of oral health among Seniors Untreated Tooth Decay  Gum Disease Gingivitis  Tooth Loss Dentures ...

Fall Prevention Sep 21st, 2021

Falling can be dangerous because it can lead to broken bones, concussions, and even complications in health. Unfortunately, seniors suffer from balancing issues and are the number one reason why we see an increase in falls among seniors.  Prevention  Proper seating area Avoid standing up quickly (Standing up too quickly...

Alzheimer's Disease Sep 7th, 2021

Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes cognitive dysfunction in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of Dementia it affects approximately 5.8 million people in the United States age 65 and older.  Forgetting is associated with aging however if memory loss impedes their daily...

Flu Season here! Why You Should Schedule Your Flu Shot Today! Aug 31st, 2021

What is Influenza? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Influenza is known as routinely causing seasonal outbreaks and mild respiratory infections. It can cause mild to severe symptoms and can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu...

Back to School and COVID-19 Aug 13th, 2021

Kids are returning to school, and with it, a new worry for parents with COVID cases surging.  Here we have listed the top frequently asked questions by parents now that kids are returning back to school.  Are face masks effective? YES! The CDC is now recommending wearing facemasks in indoor...

COVID - Delta Variant Aug 9th, 2021

Even though we have been able to find a vaccine to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a new and highly contagious strain that is known as Covid Delta strain is now sweeping the nation among those who are vaccianted and unvaccinated.  The Delta variant was first reported in India...

HIV / AIDS: Overview Mar 19th, 2021

What Is HIV? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks cells that help the body fight infection, making a person more vulnerable to other infections and diseases. It is spread by contact with certain bodily fluids of a person with HIV, most commonly during unprotected sex (sex without...

Chronic Kidney Disease: Cause, Symptoms, and Treatment Mar 18th, 2021

What are the symptoms of kidney failure? You may notice one or more of the following symptoms if your kidneys are beginning to fail: Itching Muscle cramps Nausea and vomiting Not feeling hungry Swelling in your feet and ankles Too much urine (pee) or not enough urine Trouble catching your...

Osteoarthritis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Jan 25th, 2021

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthiritis and affects middle-aged or older people most frequently. It is caused by the breakdown of cartilage in joints and can occur in almost any joint in the body. It most commonly affects the hips, knees, hands, lower back and neck. Cartilage is...

Obesity and Overweight Jan 15th, 2021

What is Obesity? Obesity is the result of eating more calories than the body can burn or use on a regular basis. The body then stores the excess calories as fat. As the extra calories are consumed each day, the body continues to accumulate extra fat stores, leading to obesity and—in the most...

Pneumonia: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment Nov 5th, 2020

What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is spread by infected people who carry the germs in fluid droplets in their throats, noses or mouths. The infected person coughs the germs into the air. one breathes in the germs or comes in direct contact with the infected person’s saliva or mucous by touching...

Fitness and Exercise Health Tips Nov 4th, 2020

It produces changes in the parts of the brain that regulate stress and anxiety. It can also increase brain sensitivity for the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which relieve feelings of depression. In addition to being an important part of a healthy lifestyle, exercise can also enhance your emotional well-being. Exercise...

Influenza (Flu) Nov 2nd, 2020

What is Influenza? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year....

Iron Deficiency Oct 19th, 2020

What is Iron Deficiency? Iron deficiency is a type of Anemia that occurs when your body does not have enough iron to produce hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein in your RBCs that is responsible for carrying oxygen to your tissues. If you aren’t consuming enough iron or if you’re losing...

Coronary Artery Disease Aug 6th, 2020

Overview As a person ages, fatty deposits and scar tissue form plaque that clings to the inside of the arteries. This makes them narrower and lets less blood flow through. Without enough oxygen, the heart muscle becomes strained. This is especially so when a person is emotionally stressed or involved...

Thyroid Disease: Types and Causes Jul 24th, 2020

This process affects almost every cell in your body, helping control the body’s functions and it has a profound effect on cellular energy and metabolism. Your thyroid is responsible for providing energy to nearly every organ in your body. It controls functions like how your heart beats and how your...

Hypertension Jul 17th, 2020

There are two types of high blood pressure: Primary (essential) hypertensionIn 90 to 95 percent of high blood pressure cases in adults, there's no identifiable cause. This type of high blood pressure, called essential hypertension or primary hypertension, tends to develop gradually over many years. Secondary hypertensionThe other 5 to...

Diabetes Explained: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment Jul 16th, 2020

Now with both types of diabetes, the cells don't have enough sugar to function properly and you end up with excess sugar outside of the cells or in your bloodstream. This causes high blood sugar, which is diabetes. This elevated blood sugar is toxic to your organs, which can cause...

Annual Physical Exam Jul 10th, 2020

Here are a couple of reasons why annual physical exams are important, these visits also help you track your progress toward your health goals. There are several components to a physical examination.  A physical exam can help you and your child's doctor detect and diagnose possible health conditions or see how...

Coronavirus ( Covid-19) Jun 26th, 2020

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. How it spreads? The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from...

Benefits from using Telemedicine Jun 19th, 2020

To help protect yourself, your loved ones, and our staff, please do not visit our facilities without an appointment. You are able to get quality care at the comfort of your home using this fantastic method. Fast way to see your doctor virtually - Doctors are able to communicate through...