All General Health Posts
by our physicians
By Obrad Kokanovic, MD, FACC, FSCAI
You can get your blood pressure checked at your doctor’s office, but if you have a history of high blood pressure or would like to monitor your levels on your own time, there are several ways to do so from home.
Learn more about the types of health and wellness apps made available to you and see why our physicians recommend such tools to compliment your healthy lifestyle.
While an occasional glass of wine or beer may not have a significant impact on your health, drinking to excess or drinking frequently can have a serious impact on your body and many essential bodily functions.
As we get older, it is common to experience changes in your health that can be easy to shrug off as a normal part of the aging process. It is important to understand why these changes occur, what is considered “normal” and when to seek medical care. Your primary care physician may recommend you consult with a specialist to help manage certain age-related health conditions to keep you healthy and active throughout adulthood.
One in every ten people will develop a kidney or ureteral stone at some point in their lifetime. These stones form when urine becomes too concentrated, causing salts and minerals to build up in your kidneys and form hard deposits. Symptoms often appear suddenly and can be painful. Learn what symptoms to be on the lookout for and where to go if you suspect you may have a kidney or ureteral stone for quick care.
By Jean Houlihan, MD
Learn the difference between the winter blues and seasonal affective disorder.
As the end of the year draws near, many of us begin thinking about changes we would like to make in the year to come. Making healthy diet and lifestyle changes are often at the top of the list.
We often attribute things like difficulty sleeping or headaches to our busy schedules and the demands of everyday life. Stress, especially prolonged periods of stress, may be to blame and can have very real impact on your health.
It is common for infants and children to experience swelling of their tonsils and adenoids as they fight bacteria and viruses. If tonsils or adenoids frequently become enlarged, or infections develop, surgery to remove them may be recommended. Our otolaryngologists (ENT) share symptoms to watch for and when to consider surgery.