I recently had a patient come into the office for STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing because he had received an anonymous text message alerting him … Read more about Is Anonymous STI Notification Sending the Wrong Message?
I often tell patients that diabetes will change your life. In fact, it must: you will have to change the way you eat, what you eat, how you eat, etc. Developing … Read more about Can Weight Loss “Cure” Diabetes?
Ever since the American College of Cardiology (ACC) & American Heart Association (ACH) came out with new blood pressure guidelines in 2017, many have … Read more about New Blood Pressure Guidelines Could Impact Over 3 million People
Does Switching from Regular Cigarettes to E-Cigarettes Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack & Stroke? Think Again.
If you have ever tried to stop smoking, you know just how hard it can be. You’ve tried it all: nicotine gum, the patches, quitting cold-turkey, e-cigarettes. … Read more about Does Switching from Regular Cigarettes to E-Cigarettes Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack & Stroke? Think Again.
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 … 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 … Read more about Do PPIs cause Dementia?
Hepatitis B vaccinations in the past have typically been a series of three shots over a six month period but that is no longer the case. In November 2017, the … Read more about New 2 Dose Hepatitis B Vaccination
We've all heard of those people who, without fail, have high blood pressure when they come for their check-up at the doctor's office. They promise their blood … Read more about Is Checking Your BP at Doctor’s Appts Enough?