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Health Tips

Dealing with a slow metabolism can be extremely difficult. You can try to eat healthy and exercise, only to find that you struggle to lose weight and easily gain weight without real reason. A slow metabolism can be frustrating, but it doesn’t mean that there...

High blood cholesterol is a very serious, and a very common problem for many people today.  If you do happen to have high cholesterol, then it is essential that you make some healthy lifestyle changes to help lower that cholesterol. In addition to getting plenty...

The FDA recently announced that they have approved an expanded age indication for HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine (GARDASIL 9) that is safe for adults up to the age of 45. Previously the vaccine was approved for women and men between the ages 9 and 26....

A recent study published in thejournalBMJ Openby Sir Denis Gray et al. found a correlation between the length of a given patient’s continuity of care by the same doctor and the patient’s mortality rate.  In 18 of 22 studies which included data related to mortality...

Alzheimer’s disease has become one of the most common illnesses to impact the senior community today with more than 5.7 million adults living with this disease. As most people already know, Alzheimer’s is most commonly characterized by signs of dementia, memory loss and changes in...

I was surprised to learn of our newest health epidemic.  As a physician, I am accustomed to the public health campaigns stressing the dangers of smoking tobacco, excess alcohol, obesity, cholesterol elevations, not wearing seatbelts, and lack of exercise.  Now I must add to the...

Every person is different and every person has a different body shape. These body shapes are what make people so unique and beautiful, and while most people assume that their body shape only impacts their appearance and the way they look in clothes—it means so...

When it comes to your lungs, there is good news and there is bad news.  The good news is that most of us are blessed with about twice the lung capacity required for an active life.  The bad news is found on the other side...

Many people today know that many different biological factors can put you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Your genetics, family health history, age and even your ethnicity can all put you at risk for developing this disease. However, what many people don’t realize...

Trouble sleeping is a common complaint.  Many factors can contribute to difficulty either falling asleep or staying asleep.  In most instances, it is a self-limited situational issue that will often sort itself out in a short time.  Experts who study such topics suggest taking the...