Yesterday was a monumental day in the once-in-a-century pandemic that has killed nearly 300,000 American in less than one year. The Food and Drug Administration late last evening granted emergency authorization to Pfizer/BioNTech’s covid vaccine for...
Boosting our immune system has never been so important as it is now during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. You can follow certain lifestyle and behavioral practices that may help strengthen your immune system and make it function mos...
On average, men die five years younger than women, and die at higher rates from nine of the top ten causes of death such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and suicide. Part of the reason is that men are more reluctant to go to the doctor.
The hot scorching sun with it’s high UV levels in summer is unforgiving to our skin. It is extremely important to protect our skin to keep it glowing and radiant all year round. Here are 10 health tips to keep your skin healthy.
Summer is around the corner and it brings a lot of fun and outdoor activities but it also brings health and safety challenges. Summer of 2020 is going to be a lot different than summer of 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Many consumers are trying to avoid visiting grocery stores entirely, by turning to delivery services.But whether you buy groceries online or in stores, there are several steps that you can take to limit your exposure to coronavirus.
Summer is around the corner. The hot sun is beaming down, you are sipping a cool tropical fruit punch, and kids are playing in the pool. It is a season for outdoor activities but it also brings along a multitude of health issues. Here are 10 best summer...
CHECK INSPECTION SCORES. Many state health departments make restaurant inspection scores available on their website. Check them before going to a restaurant, or look for it when you get to the restaurant.
The thyroid gland is an extremely important gland located in the lower part of the neck and shaped like a butterfly. It produces thyroid hormones which influence every cell, tissue, and organ in our body.
Holidays are traditionally associated with weight gain and high-stress level. Here are 10 important tips to help you stay healthy and safe while you can enjoy the holidays with your family and friends.
“Doctors who practice at affiliated UMMS hospitals were recognized as “Top Doctors” in the November 2018 issue of Baltimore magazine. This issue marks another strong showing for the Medical System and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, with...
We are in the midst of the flu season. Having the flu increases your risk of getting pneumococcal disease. Pneumococcal disease is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, also known as pneumococcus.
Every year the Baltimore Magazine makes a list of Top Doctors based on a peer nomination process. My heartfelt thanks to all my fellow colleagues who nominated me and supported my nomination for Top Doctor in the field of Internal Medicine.
Tobacco is dangerous to your health no matter how you smoke it. Replacing your cigarette with a cigar, pipe, or hookah does not reduce your health risks. Substances that tobacco contains harm, not just the lungs but practically every part of the body.
Thank you Mr.Jay Parekh & Mr. Mayur Mody for this honor and recognition. I am so humbled to receive this award. I feel extremely fortunate to work with American Diversity Group and its team of dedicated, professional and energetic individuals who serve...
With spring around the corner, as the days grow longer, it’s the perfect time to consider how you can lead a healthier lifestyle. Here are 12 tips to spring clean your health and spring forward into fitness.
– Shingles occur in about 1 million people in the U.S. each year. One in three adults will experience a bout of shingles in their lifetime. One in five people with shingles develops postherpetic neuralgia, or PHN, which is nerve pain that can linger for...
January is Winter Safety Month. Winter has arrived and brought with it snow and sub-freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, there are many hidden dangers and health hazards during winter. Here are 10 common winter health hazards.
Thank you American Diversity Group for this recognition. I am humbled and feel truly honored to receive it. It’s a true blessing for me to be a member of a group so dedicated to making a positive difference in underserved communities.
Thank you to all my patients who voted for us for What’s up? Annapolis Magazine’s Best of Annapolis 2017. Thanks for appreciating our commitment to providing you with the highest quality and compassionate care. Thanks for all your support and nominations!
Flu season is just around the corner. The flu affects between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population each year. Flu season usually begins in October or November, peaks in January or February and can continue through May.
If you are at risk to develop diabetes,(Please read my earlier post from July 29, 2017) ask your healthcare provider to check your fasting blood sugar (FBS) level. This test requires fasting for 8 hours.
We all know that diabetes is an illness with many serious complications. It often does not cause symptoms for years and is therefore diagnosed commonly after someone has had a stroke, heart attack or kidney failure.
1 in 3 people will get Shingles in their lifetime. Shingles is caused by a virus called varicella-zoster. This virus also causes chickenpox. Once chickenpox resolves the virus stays dormant in the nervous system for years.
We are in the midst of a hot summer. While its time to be out enjoying many activities, we should be aware of the potential dangers of dehydration which include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Thank you to all my patients who voted for us for Chesapeake Family Favorite Doc 2017! Thank you all for appreciating our commitment to providing the highest quality and compassionate care for our patients.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage skin, joints, and/or organs. Normally our immune systems produce proteins called “antibodies” Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between the foreign invaders(viruses and...
May is Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. The main cause is ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, tanning booths, and sunlamps.It is one of the most preventable cancers.
Like seasonal allergies, asthma can flare up in the spring. Common triggers are pollen, air temperature changes, yard fertilizers, and insect repellants. Potential indoor triggers result from spring cleanings, such as dust and cleaning chemicals.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the colon (large intestines). Although as many as 1 in 5 American adults has signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, fewer than 1 in 5 who have symptoms seek medical help.
-Obesity means having excess body fat. Obesity is best defined by using the body mass index. The body mass index is calculated using a person’s height and weight. The body mass index (BMI) equals a person’s weight in kilograms (kg) divided...
Smoking affects practically every organ and affects your general health.
Smoking leads to many chronic diseases including heart disease, chronic lung disease(COPD), stroke, hip fractures and hardening of the arteries.