Do I Really Have Hypertension? — Part 1

What exactly is high blood pressure or hypertension (HTN)? High blood pressure occurs when the force of the blood flowing through your vessels is consistently too high. Did you know that nearly half of the American population has HTN, and most don’t even know it! Since HTN often has no symptoms, it is often referred to as the “silent killer.” …

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Enjoy the Holiday Season, Without Weight Gain The holiday season is a time for celebration, cheer and getting together with family and friends! This is also the time of the year associated with an overindulgence in food. A more sedentary lifestyle during these colder months, along with increased energy intake and decreased energy expenditure has been known to promote weight …

Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet

OCTOBER 5, 2022 What to know about a whole foods plant-based diet and how it can impact your health You may have heard about the health benefits of a plant-based diet. So what exactly is a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet (WFPBD) and how can it be beneficial to your health? A WFPBD is a dietary pattern or lifestyle that focuses …

Preventing Osteoporosis Part 2, Diet & Supplements

Osteoporosis Supplements

NOVEMBER 16, 2020 In my last blog post, I discussed the importance of strong bones, the definition of osteoporosis, and the risk factors for this condition. It is estimated that more than 10 million Americans over the age of 50 have osteoporosis, including 7.8 million women and 2.3 million men. Another 33.6 million people over the age of 50 have …

Preventing Osteoporosis Part 1

Osteoporosis

OCTOBER 29, 2020 As a primary care physician, I have a responsibility to educate patients about the importance of healthy strong bones.  If you can develop healthy habits early in life, then oftentimes you can avoid developing osteoporosis or experiencing a fracture. What does the term “osteoporosis” mean? Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low bone mass and loss of …

Hospitalization during COVID-19

COVID Hospitalization

OCTOBER 22, 2020 How can you help a loved one who is heading to the hospital during this COVID era? Below are several suggestions that will provide you with confidence and security that your loved one will be well cared for and that you will receive regular communications from their healthcare team. #1, please make sure that your loved one …

COVID-19 Versus Allergies

COVID vs. Allergies

OCTOBER 22, 2020 It is getting cooler outside, but ragweed levels are still high, COVID cases are on the rise, and you are vigilant for the seasonal flu. You wake up on Monday morning and feel fatigued, have nasal congestion, and a sore throat. Is it COVID-19? The flu? Or is it just allergies? Given the deadly nature of COVID-19 …