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Does HPV lead to increased risk of Cardiovascular Disease?
February is American Heart Month so it is only appropriate to highlight cardiovascular health in one way or another. At some point or another, you’ve heard about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and all that it can cause: cervical cancer, anorectal cancer, oral cancer, and the list goes on. As if that wasn’t enough to worry… Read more about Does HPV lead to increased risk of Cardiovascular Disease?
In 2017, I was asked “does the ketogenic diet work?” In 2018, I was asked “does intermittent fasting work?” Well, the science shows that both can help people lose weight. In fact, a lot of my patients have found success with both keto and intermittent fasting. But, the question to ask before starting any type… Read more about Does Intermittent Fasting Live Up to the Hype?
Nutrition plays a big role in preventing and managing diabetes. Usually discussions about food and diabetes focus on carbs, and with good reason. Carbohydrates impact blood sugar (unlike the other two macro nutrients- protein and fat. More on them in the pairing section below. Here is how it works: Carbs are eaten–>carbs are digested/broken down… Read more about More Living, Less Carb Counting
New Blood Pressure Guidelines Could Impact Over 3 million People
Ever since the American College of Cardiology (ACC) & American Heart Association (ACH) came out with new blood pressure guidelines in 2017, many have discovered that their blood pressure averages may put them into a category in which medications are recommended. With the new guidelines, patients whose BP readings from 130-139/80-89 are classified as having… Read more about New Blood Pressure Guidelines Could Impact Over 3 million People
If you have been paying attention even a little, you have probably heard the words “super gonorrhea“ over the past few years. It is true that there are some major concerns for growing antibiotic resistance associated with Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This has triggered the research and development of new treatment options. In a recent publication in… Read more about New Treatment for Gonorrhea Looks Promising
The CDC recently published data that examined rates of HIV infection and prevalence from 2008-2016. While there were no big surprises, there are some important points to note. Two-thirds of new HIV infections in the United States in are men who have sex with men (MSM). 45 percent of new diagnoses were in the 13… Read more about A Recap of Current HIV Trends in MSM
2017 was a record-breaking year but maybe not for the reasons we would have hoped. The number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reached an all-time high in 2017. This number has continued to increase every year from 2013 and reached a record 2.3 million cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Syphilis and gonorrhea infections have… Read more about STI Rates Continue to Rise
Jeremiah Robinson PA-C discusses PrEP and answers FAQs HIV continues to infect around 50,000 people in the United States each year, where 65 percent of newly diagnosed are men who have sex with men (MSM). Young African-American MSM are most disproportionately affected. In fact, did you know that half of gay latino and black men are projected to… Read more about PrEP: It’s Time for a Refresher
You’re not alone! Forty percent of the U.S. population are obese and losing those extra pounds can be challenging to say the least. There are so many different diets, exercise routines, and professional opinions, making the path to your ideal weight seem overwhelming and speaks to the fact that there isn’t a one size fits… Read more about Are You Struggling with Weight Loss?
Abdominal wall hernias are fairly common, affecting 1.7 percent of people of all ages and 4 percent of people 45 and older. Inguinal hernias make up 75 percent of abdominal wall hernias and disproportionately affect men more so than women. Surgery to repair an inguinal hernia is one of the most common types of surgeries… Read more about I have an Inguinal Hernia: Do I Need Surgery?
All medications come with a warning label. If you read the small print, you may never want to take another pill for the rest of your life. One must weigh the therapeutic benefit with the potential side effects for any medication, including PPIs. One thing I still hear from time to time is: “Should I… Read more about Do PPIs cause Dementia?