Getting healthy is not just about losing weight or getting fit. Quitting smoking and getting your lung health in check are other resolutions that can better your health. It may seem like another improbable goal, but you can do it! Follow these suggestions to achieve your health goals:Read More
Adding These Protective Foods Can Reduce Your Risk of Cancer
According to the Mayo Clinic, "Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer often has the ability to spread throughout your body."Read More
My Life Flashed Before My Eyes
In June of 2017, I was overweight with high blood pressure and swollen ankles, and I had an array of medications to take. It took one ER visit for me to open my eyes about my health and realize I needed to do something. To hear my doctor say, “Ms. Baxter, you are a diabetic” was not something I thought I would ever hear. My life flashed before my eyes, and all I could think of was my daughter. This was the moment that I planned to positively change my life.Read More
Topics: Weight Management
What if an accident or illness caused you to be unable to make medical decisions for yourself?
It's a worst-case scenario, but a medical emergency or crisis can occur at any time, rendering you incapable of making or communicating your health care choices. An Advance Directive can help by giving premeditated direction to a loved one or physician rather than asking them to guess about your wishes if that time should come.Read More
While nobody likes to talk about their backside, I’ve got good news in honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. When found and treated early, colon cancer is often curable. And a colonoscopy, the main colon cancer screening method, is one of the few cancer screening tests that can potentially rid a patient of cancer.Read More
1 in 20 Will Be Diagnosed with Colon CancerIt’s National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! This month gives us an opportunity to learn more about the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer, or the cancer of the colon and rectum. A whopping one in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, but this disease can be prevented and cured if detected early enough. Read More
Palliative care is a new word for many of our patients, and it's also a relatively new medical specialty. But what are the specifics of palliative care? Let's debunk four myths about this enigmatic discipline.Read More
Topics: Health Care 101
The short answer: no. At any age, starting a family is a personal decision only you can make (with the help of your physician).
Today women are delaying their childbearing for various reasons. Many are marrying later in life, are furthering their education and having successful careers before starting a family. If you fall into one of these categories, do not be ashamed or afraid. Having a healthy baby may very well be in the cards for you.Read More
Make your bottom your top priority
While nobody likes to talk about their backside, I’ve got good news in honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. When found and treated early, colon cancer is often curable. And a colonoscopy, the main colon cancer screening method, is one of the few cancer screening tests that can prevent cancer.Read More
Topics: Digestive Health
A grey-haired man falls to his knees, grabbing his chest in pain. That's what the script calls for, but the reality can be very different.
Movies often depict the traditional warning signs of a heart attack as major chest pressure or pain. But the signs of a heart attack can vary, and so too can the gender or age of the heart patient who has one.
If you experience any of the following symptoms (particularly very suddenly or severely) it is of utmost importance that you seek medical help straight away because you very well could be having a heart attack.Read More