Sharing an educational video about COVID-19 vaccines – their safety & effectiveness and why we should get vaccinated to end this pandemic!
Sharing an educational video about COVID-19 vaccines – their safety & effectiveness and why we should get vaccinated to end this pandemic!
– Currently in US two covid vaccines are authorized for emergency use- Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update – 3 Yesterday the US Food and Drug Administration gave a new emergency use authorization (EUA) for a second vaccine against COVID-19.
There are several reasons: 1) I took the vaccine because the benefits of taking the vaccine clearly outweigh the risks of taking the vaccine.
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...
COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE The global threat from Covid-19 pandemic continues and the biopharmaceutical industry is working hard to develop a safe and effective vaccine.
As the fall approaches, so does the annual flu season. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year.
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL CHOLESTEROL EDUCATION MONTH. It’s a good time to know your cholesterol levels and to learn about food and lifestyle choices that help you reach personal cholesterol goals.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month which helps raise awareness and encourages everyone to make sure they are current on the necessary vaccinations.
Dear Patients, Hope this finds you all well.
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.
WHAT IS DIABETES? – Diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to regulate the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
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.
Talk to your doctor online, by phone or e-mail. Use telemedicine, if available, or communicate with your doctor or nurse by phone or e-mail.
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.
Frequently asked Questions & Advice regarding SARS-CoV-2 virus (Novel coronavirus) 1. Should I wear a mask?
During the COVID-19 national emergency, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has authorized health care providers to communicate with patients,...
-Flu affects between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population each year. -It usually begins in October or November, peaks in January or February and can continue through May.
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...
-Since 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) and its affiliates have led the observance of May as Mental Health Month. This year marks MHA’s 70th year celebrating Mental Health Month!
IT’S SPRING TIME! Flowers, trees, weeds, and grasses begin to blossom. Spring cleaning stirs up dust mites and increases exposure to irritating fumes of cleaning chemicals.
TODAY, MARCH 30TH IS NATIONAL DOCTORS’ DAY. Wishing all my colleagues in the field a Happy National Doctors’ Day!
ANTIBIOTICS ARE VERY EFFECTIVE AND CAN BE LIFESAVING IN THE TREATMENT OF SOME INFECTIONS, BUT THEY DON’T CURE ALL INFECTIONS AND CAN SOMETIMES CAUSE COMPLICATIONS.
THERE ARE SEVERAL FACTORS THAT INCREASE OUR RISKS FOR HEART DISEASE. SOME OF THE RISK FACTORS CANNOT BE CHANGED WHILE OTHERS CAN BE.
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.
FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH. It’s extremely important to raise awareness about heart health and how to lower your risk for heart disease.
WHAT IS HBA1C? The A1c test—also known as the hemoglobin A1c or HbA1c test—is a simple blood test that measures your average blood sugar levels over the past 3 months.
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.
IS HANDWASHING REALLY SUCH A BIG DEAL? Yes, it is! Clean hands prevent illnesses. It is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs.
I am humbled and honored to receive the Governor’s Citation from Steven J. McAdams, appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to be Executive Director of the. Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives.
NOVEMBER IS DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH! More than 30 million Americans are living with diabetes and 84 million are at risk, totaling nearly half of the U.S. adult population.
THESE ARE DISMAL STATISTICS AND IT IS VERY CRUCIAL TO RAISE AWARENESS AND PROMOTE EDUCATION ABOUT LUNG CANCER.
“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...
An adult should always accompany young children. Carry a flashlight and fully charged cell phone.
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.
New treatment for flu! On October 24, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new antiviral influenza treatment, Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil).
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.
FLU SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. Flu affects between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population each year.
I received this letter of appreciation from a wonderful family today. I began to get teary eyed and even quite a bit choked up as I read it. Wanted to share it with you all. Thank you and be blessed!
Nearly 1 in 3 American adults have high cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in many foods.
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.
Immunizations are not just for children. Adults need to get vaccinated to stay protected from flu, pneumonia and other diseases. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).
Sleep apnea is a common and potentially serious sleep disorder that causes your breathing to become shallow or stop completely (apnea) during sleep.
SUMMER IS A GREAT TIME FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, BUT IT ALSO BRINGS ALONG A MULTITUDE OF HEALTH ISSUES. Here are 15 best summer health tips for a safe summer season:
Summer is around the corner and it’s a great time to enjoy outdoor activities. With summer comes ticks – and risk of Lyme disease.
NATIONAL STROKE AWARENESS MONTH IS OBSERVED IN THE UNITED STATES ANNUALLY DURING THE MONTH OF MAY.
International MPS Awareness Day, also known as International Mucopolysaccharidosis Awareness Day, is being observed today! It has always been observed annually on May 15th.
SPRING IS BEAUTIFUL, BUT IT ALSO BRINGS SEASONAL ALLERGIES.
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...
It’s May and I can’t believe how fast this year is going by. May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. I think it’s a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active.
Spring, like every season, comes with its fair share of health problems. Here are five health concerns and tips on how to deal with them.
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...
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Heart disease causes more deaths in the United States than all types of cancer combined.
February is American Heart Month. In the past, heart disease and heart attack have been predominantly associated with men. Heart disease & stroke have been the number one killer of women as well.
1 Exercise: The more active you are, the better you will feel and the healthier you will be. Regular exercise helps build a healthy body, burn calories, and improve sleep.
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.
NEW BLOOD PRESSURE GUIDELINES High blood pressure is redefined after 14 years!
Are you at risk for heart attack? There are several factors that increase our risks for a heart attack.The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to suffer a heart attack.
Is it a common cold or the seasonal flu? Here are some basic guidelines for telling the difference.
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.
The values for total, LDL, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides are listed below.
Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) which is useful for our body cells. It is necessary to a certain extent in order to produce hormones and vitamin D. Excess amounts of cholesterol is unhealthy.
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 look forward to outdoor activities during summer. However, we should be aware of an important health hazard – bug bites. (Please read my earlier post on bug bites from April 21, 2017).
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.
1) Prevent health problems. This is, in my opinion, the most important of all reasons for an annual physical.
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.
Maintain ideal body weight. About 350,000 people die every year due to obesity. Exercise regularly.
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.
Stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted due to lack of blood supply (ischemic stroke) or bleeding in the brain (hemorrhagic stroke).
Fire ants- stinging bite, painful, itchy red rash often on your legs. Black Widow Spider-their bite has two small puncture wounds.
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.
Spring is the season of outdoor activities. It is also time for certain health concerns and the most common one is seasonal allergies.
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.
Today is National Walking Day! Walking is by far the most common and easiest of all physical activities.
-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.
High blood pressure affects 1 in 3 American adults. Here are some important tips to prevent and treat high blood pressure.
Thanks for the honor, appreciation, and recognition. The encouragement and inspiration are far beyond words and only motivate me more to continue making a difference.