Many people think of heart disease and heart attack as primarily affecting men. A few decades ago, this was largely true. But now, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and men. CDC ... Continue Reading
What Are The Signs of a Stroke?
A stroke cuts off blood flow to your brain and can cause brain damage and death. Stroke is a leading cause of death and a major cause of disability for American adults. Every year around 800,000 ... Continue Reading
What Is Prediabetes?
If you have high blood sugar but are not at Type 2 diabetes levels, you may get a prediabetes diagnosis. Prediabetes is a serious health condition, and many patients take it as a wake-up call to make ... Continue Reading
What Do I Need to Know About the Omicron Variant?
As 2022 rolls in, it seems like just about everyone knows someone with a COVID-19 infection. We can chalk that up, in part, to the Omicron variant, a new and fast-spreading strain of the SARS-CoV-2 ... Continue Reading
Symptoms and Treatments for Menopause
Many women go into their 40s with a negative perception of menopause. Indeed, menopause often comes at a stressful time of life, as women deal with teen and young adult children and aging parents on ... Continue Reading
How Do I Know If It’s COVID, The Flu Or Something Else?
Flu cases were way down during the 2020/21 season, partly because of mitigation measures to prevent COVID-19. But this year, schools are open, and many of us are returning to our workplaces in person. ... Continue Reading
How Do I Know If I’m Obese?
The last 18 months have been a challenging time on many levels. One of the COVID-19 pandemic’s unfortunate ripple effects has been a rise in U.S. obesity rates. According to a new study from the Trust ... Continue Reading
Should I Still Get The Flu Shot This Fall?
Last winter, flu cases were down dramatically as Americans stayed home and masked up at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the Delta variant causing new surges, we’re now seeing concerns ... Continue Reading
What Do I Need To Know About The Delta Variant?
So many of us thought this fall would mean a return to something close to normal after a tough pandemic year. But the Delta variant is throwing a wrench in our plans. It’s a more contagious variant of ... Continue Reading
Should I Take Suboxone?
Using medications to fight opioid addiction has long been a vital part of the road to recovery. For many years, methadone was the best-known Medication-Assisted Treatment tool. But in the last two ... Continue Reading
What is PrEP and Is It for Me?
In the last four decades, HIV and AIDS have taken a significant toll, especially on the LGBT community. The good news is that the medical community has made incredible strides in treating AIDS through ... Continue Reading
Why Do I Feel So Anxious?
Almost everyone experiences occasional feelings of anxiety or worry. But when it starts to interfere with work, family, and other aspects of daily life, it’s time to get help. Your primary care doctor ... Continue Reading