All General Health Posts
by our physicians
By Kevin Germion, MD, FAAP
The vaping trend is growing rapidly and kids are vulnerable. Pediatrician, Dr. Kevin Germino, busts myths, shares startling facts about the dangers of vaping and gives tips on how you can talk to your teens and empower them with facts.
By Lena Shahbandar, MD, Paul Manganelli, MD
We know that dealing with pain on a daily basis can be physically limiting and emotionally challenging. Whether your pain is related to a chronic or an acute condition, there are pain management options and treatments to provide you with the relief you need.
By Michael Conti Mica, MD
The holiday season can bring fun times with family and friends – but certain festivities can bring back and spine pain as well. This winter, be aware of these potential pain triggers so you can avoid back discomfort and enjoy yourself throughout the season.
By Dr. Shantan Reddy
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100 million adults in the United States are prediabetic or diabetic. Both conditions are the result of higher than normal blood sugar levels, typically 100 mg/dL or higher. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes, you are at an increased risk of developing other health conditions including stroke, heart or kidney disease. When blood sugar levels remain elevated for an extended period of time, it can also affect the health of your eyes and lead to complications such as blurry vision and in some cases, blindness. While diabetes is a serious disease, you can manage your blood sugar with medications and by following a healthy lifestyle. Taking steps to keep your blood sugar levels within the recommended range, along with regular checkups with your primary care physician and an ophthalmologist, can minimize your risk of developing complications. Board-certified ophthalmologist, Shantan Reddy, MD, shares how diabetes can affect your vision and offers tips to maintain your eye health.
Here for the "What Ifs" - Answering Your Most Common Questions About Breast Cancer Remission and Survivorship
By Dr. Mangat
Breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer diagnosed in women worldwide, affecting nearly one in every eight women in the U.S. Thanks to increased awareness, advancements in treatment and screening methods such as mammography, survival rates for those diagnosed with breast cancer continue to improve. While transitioning out of active treatment into survivorship can be relieving, it can stir up many emotions and questions. To help you prepare for life after cancer, surgeon Amrit Mangat, MD, answers questions about survivorship and remission.
By Surekha Boddipalli, MD
Following a breast cancer diagnosis, you will receive a lot of information about your health and treatment options, which can bring up many questions. It is also not uncommon to experience anxiety as you prepare for treatment. Whether you’re considering seeking a second opinion or are concerned about side effects, medical oncologist, Surekha Boddipalli, MD, answers common breast cancer treatment questions.
As the average life expectancy in the United States continues to rise, it is important to take action now to stay healthy as you age. From being active in your community to breaking out of your routine and practicing positivity, our Internal Medicine providers (and some of their patients) share tips to help you grow old gracefully.
Here for the "What Ifs" - Answering Your Most Common Questions About Breast Cancer Screening and Risk Factors
By Shaunda Chin-Bonds, DO
Breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer diagnosed in women worldwide, affecting nearly one in every eight women in the U.S. Thanks to increased awareness, advancements in treatment and screening methods such as mammography, survival rates for those diagnosed with breast cancer continue to improve. Still, it is not uncommon to experience anxiety leading up to your first mammogram, if you discover a lump, or are diagnosed with breast cancer. To help you feel as prepared as possible, physicians from our Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Oncology and Surgery departments have teamed up to answer some common “what if” questions you may have as you manage your breast health. Whether you’re just beginning to screen, you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer or are in remission, we are here to offer guidance and support every step of the way.
By Melissa Robinson, DO
It’s no secret that shifts in weather can affect your health. From increased heat and humidity to more rain than normal, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, your body may become sensitive to weather changes. Allergist, Melissa Robinson, DO, shares what climate changes can mean for your allergies and sinuses.
Cold and flu season is fast-approaching and that means that germs could be coming home with you soon. Once you’re feeling better, go beyond wiping down counters to keep germs from spreading with these tips for a deep clean.