Patients diagnosed with chronic disease will inevitably need long-term medical care.Asthma, diabetes, and arthritis are just a few chronic conditions that require constant care. When a chronic disease is left untreated, it can only get worse and, overtime, can become debilitating. Establishing Read More
Metabolic Syndrome Is on the Rise: What It Is and Why It Matters
Are you familiar with metabolic syndrome? Understanding what metabolic syndrome is can help you delay or prevent it from developing. According to a recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association, there has been an increase in its prevalence. This increase is attributed to the Read More
5 Mistakes That May Be Sabotaging Your Hand Washing
We all know how important it is to wash our hands. Our fingers and palms come in contact with and carry a host of germs, and it’s how many of us end up getting sick. With the ongoing pandemic, teaching the public about proper hand washing is a priority. Despite it being a skill that even a child Read More
Visiting a Doctor for the First Time – 10 Things You Should Ask
Visiting a doctor regularly for check-ups is necessary to ensure your health is in good condition. However, many people struggle with finding a trustworthy, approachable, and high-quality primary care doctor. When you’re visiting a doctor for the first time, you should make most of your consultation Read More
What is the difference between an otolaryngologist and an ENT?
So, you have an earache, a sore throat, and a headache. Where do you go? Chances are, your primary care doctor will refer you to a physician that specializes in otolaryngology. Otolaryngology is one of the oldest medical specialties (practiced since the 19th century) that involves the diagnosis Read More
You’ve Turned 40, Watch Out for These Illnesses
For many, age is but a number. In fact, many people are just hitting their prime when they celebrate “the big 4-0.” However, while you may be healthy and in the best shape of your life, your body has still been functioning for four decades. Here are some illnesses that are quite common for those Read More
What Does it Mean to be in the “Donut Hole” for Medicare?
In the United States, millions over the age of 65 rely on Medicare for their health insurance. Those who have certain disabilities or kidney failure may also be covered by Medicare before they reach age 65. For those covered by Medicare, the “donut hole” is a period of time each year during which Read More
Primary Care Providers vs. Urgent Care
Your primary care provider is the first person to call when an unexpected health issue arises. After all, most people establish a long-term relationship with their general practice doctor and staff. But, because illness can strike at any time of the day or night – not just during regular office Read More
What Causes Foot Pain?
Our feet keep us moving, so when our feet hurt, it affects us right away. Our feet are complex structures, with 26 bones, 33 joints, and dozens of tendons, and ligaments – so, not surprisingly, there are a large number of different causes of foot pain. What follows are some of the most common Read More
Why It is Important to See a Doctor Before Starting a Health Program
Experts recommend at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day for adults, so it’s great that you are thinking about starting a health program. Health programs can be casual, or structured; maybe you will record your steps on your smartphone, or maybe you will work with a personal trainer and Read More