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The heart is the engine to your life, and without the proper maintenance, it can fail. A proper diet and a regular exercise program can decrease the risk of such a failure. Many of us pledge to turn over a new leaf by exercising regularly and...

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US; more skin cancers are diagnosed than all other cancers combined. Skin cancer is when skin cells begin to grow abnormally. Though it affects people of all races and color, lighter skinned individuals have a...

Technology is everywhere today, from tablets to smartphones, TV screens, laptops, and video games—it can be nearly impossible to escape screen time. In fact, most of us spend hours per day on screens—whether it is sitting in front of a computer for work or being...

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....

Fatigue is a frequent complaint.  When does it represent a potentially serious underlying condition?  As with any vague complaint, it often helps to categorize various types to assist in sorting out the underlying cause.  The first category is “physiologic fatigue.”  It is the most common...

Dr. Mai Sharaf is pleased to announce that Dr. Kelly Erwin Felps has joined the Continuum Internal Medicine practice and is currently booking appointments for new patients. Dr. Sharaf has known Dr. Felps and recognized his work since 2005. Dr. Felps is a native Texan that attended...

From the moment your child's eyes start to water, their nose starts to drip and their throat starts to scratch, chances are you may begin worrying that they're getting a cold. In fact, during this time of year, which is aptly dubbed “cold and flu...

For years, people have been hearing about the dangers of smoking. Excessive tobacco use has been proven to cause a number of serious and sometimes fatal health issues. Yet cigarette use continued to be a serious issue until new laws governed the sales of tobacco,...

For many people dealing with serious chronic diseases such as hypertension, type II diabetes and coronary artery disease, may just seem like a way of life. While these diseases are serious, life-changing and often difficult to manage, there are actually ways to help ward off...