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Covid-19 Vaccines- Video Jan 27th, 2021

Sharing an educational video about COVID-19 vaccines – their safety & effectiveness and why we should get vaccinated to end this pandemic!

New Covid-19 Vaccines In The Pipeline Jan 27th, 2021

– Currently in US two covid vaccines are authorized for emergency use- Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. – Inorder to meet the needs of vaccinating at least 80% of the US population needed to achieve “herd immunity”, more vaccination supply is necessary. – Three other big companies are very promising and are...

Covid-19 Vaccine Update – 3 Jan 27th, 2021

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. Americans now have two vaccine options in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic: One from pharmaceutical company Pfizer and one from biotechnology company Moderna. Moderna’s...

Why Did I Take The Covid Vaccine? Jan 27th, 2021

There are several reasons: 1) I took the vaccine because the benefits of taking the vaccine clearly outweigh the risks of taking the vaccine. Risks are minor including mild side-effects such as injection site pain, muscle pains headache and malaise which are short-lived (24-48 hours) and easily managed with Tylenol...

Covid -19 Vaccine Update-2 Dec 12th, 2020

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 people 16 and over. The FDA found clinical trial data (with 44,000 participants) from...

Covid-19 Vaccine Update Nov 28th, 2020

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. Recently there has been encouraging news about coronavirus vaccines, with some successful trials reported. MODERNA Moderna develops vaccines based on messenger RNA (mRNA) to produce viral...

Flu Vaccine 2020-21 Sep 20th, 2020

As the fall approaches, so does the annual flu season. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. It will be very important to get the flu shot this year given that we are likely to see both the flu virus and COVID-19 circulating....

September Is National Cholesterol Education Month Sep 3rd, 2020

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. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in your body and many foods. Your body needs cholesterol to function normally...

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month Aug 18th, 2020

August is National Immunization Awareness Month which helps raise awareness and encourages everyone to make sure they are current on the necessary vaccinations. National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) highlights the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Everyone should have their vaccination needs assessed at their doctor’s office and...

What To Expect With Appointments During The First Phase Jul 11th, 2020

Dear Patients, Hope this finds you all well. We are excited to announce that Dr. Mahesh Ochaney will again see patients in our office as of July 13, 2020. We are also able to provide you services via telemedicine (video visit) if you would like to be seen from your...

Tips To Boost The Immune System Jul 9th, 2020

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 most efficiently to fight off infections. 1) Exercising regularly – Experts recommend...

Men’s Health Month Jun 27th, 2020

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. In fact, studies show...

Diabetes Basics Jun 24th, 2020

WHAT IS DIABETES? – Diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to regulate the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood.– Carbohydrates in our diet are broken down to glucose, and then absorbed into the blood stream. Glucose then moves into the cells of the body (mainly muscle...

Skincare Tips Jun 17th, 2020

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. 1) Use “broad spectrum” sunscreens (SPF at...

Summer 2020 Health Tips Jun 13th, 2020

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. There will be a significant less number of...

Staying Safe While Going To The Doctor Or Getting Medicine During The Pandemic Apr 13th, 2020

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. Talk to your doctor about rescheduling procedures that are not urgently needed. If you must visit in-person, protect yourself and others. If you think you have COVID-19, let...

How To Shop Safely During Covid-19 Apr 10th, 2020

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. Wash nonporous containers. Wipe down non-porous containers like glass or cans with disinfectant...

Faq/advice Regarding Coronavirus Apr 9th, 2020

Frequently asked Questions & Advice regarding SARS-CoV-2 virus (Novel coronavirus) 1. Should I wear a mask? The CDC has recommended that all Americans wear cloth masks if they go out in public. This is a shift in federal guidance reflecting new concerns that the coronavirus is being spread by infected...

Telehealth Services Mar 23rd, 2020

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, and provide telehealth services, through remote communications technologies. Some of the technologies may not fully comply with the requirements of the...

Flu Season Is Just Around The Corner Oct 9th, 2019

-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. -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated against the flu...

Tips For A Healthy Summer Jun 2nd, 2019

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 health tips...

May Is Mental Health Month May 2nd, 2019

-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! -National Mental Health Month raises awareness and educates the public about mental illness,the realities of living with these conditions, and strategies...

How To Survive Spring Allergies Apr 9th, 2019

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.Few simple strategies will help keep seasonal allergies under control. Minimize exposure to allergens:-Stay indoors on dry, windy days.-Delegate lawn mowing and other gardening chores.-Wear...

Happy National Doctors Day Mar 30th, 2019

TODAY, MARCH 30TH IS NATIONAL DOCTORS’ DAY. Wishing all my colleagues in the field a Happy National Doctors’ Day! It’s a day celebrated to recognize the work and contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. It’s a day to take the opportunity to thank your physician for all they...

Antibiotics, Less Is More Mar 23rd, 2019

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. Therefore, it is important that antibiotics are used appropriately. Antibiotics are effective against bacteria but not against viruses. Therefore, antibiotics do not help in viral...

What’s Your Risk For Developing Heart Disease? Mar 11th, 2019

THERE ARE SEVERAL FACTORS THAT INCREASE OUR RISKS FOR HEART DISEASE. SOME OF THE RISK FACTORS CANNOT BE CHANGED WHILE OTHERS CAN BE. RISK FACTORS THAT CANNOT BE CHANGED ARE: Age: Our arteries get stiffer as we age which increases the risk for heart disease. Family history: If your parents...

Food Safety Tips For Eating At Restaurants Feb 25th, 2019

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. LOOK FOR CERTIFICATES THAT SHOW KITCHEN MANAGERS HAVE COMPLETED FOOD SAFETY TRAINING. Proper food safety training can help...

February Is American Heart Month. Feb 2nd, 2019

FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH. It’s extremely important to raise awareness about heart health and how to lower your risk for heart disease.It is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States and there is a lot that can be done to prevent heart disease.Take...

What Is HBA1C? Jan 29th, 2019

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. It helps to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes and also helps manage diabetes. Hemoglobin is a protein found in red blood...

January Is Thyroid Awareness Month. Jan 5th, 2019

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. Thyroid hormone is vital in regulating the rate of the metabolism—the rate at which the body...

10 Important Tips To Help You Stay Healthy And Safe This Holiday Dec 22nd, 2018

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. TIP #1: EAT HEALTHY: Keep healthy snacks and foods handy. Cook a healthy holiday menu, and fill...

Healing Begins With Clean Hands Dec 11th, 2018

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. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose,...

Governor’s Citation 2018 Dec 4th, 2018

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. I am grateful to the American Diversity Group for giving me many opportunities to serve our community. #IserveMD

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month! Nov 24th, 2018

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. This year’s National Diabetes Month is focused on gestational diabetes. -Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Gestational...

November Is Lung Cancer Awareness Month Nov 18th, 2018

THESE ARE DISMAL STATISTICS AND IT IS VERY CRUCIAL TO RAISE AWARENESS AND PROMOTE EDUCATION ABOUT LUNG CANCER. Lung cancer accounts for about 27 percent of all cancer deaths and is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Lung cancer kills 433 Americans every...

Top Doctor By Baltimore Magazine Nov 1st, 2018

“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 experts recognized across 96 specialties. The results are based on a...

Tips For A Frightfully Fun Halloween. Oct 30th, 2018

An adult should always accompany young children. Carry a flashlight and fully charged cell phone. Choose costumes that fit well to avoid tripping and falls. Choose face paint over masks so vision is not blocked to reduce falls. Wear light-colored clothing with reflective tape. Stay in groups, use sidewalks and...

Pneumonia Immunization Oct 27th, 2018

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. In the US, each year, thousands of people die and thousands get hospitalized due to pneumococcal disease. It can...

New Antiviral Influenza Treatment Oct 25th, 2018

New treatment for flu! On October 24, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new antiviral influenza treatment, Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil). It’s the first new antiviral flu treatment approved by the FDA in nearly 20 years. Since the current flu season has already started across the country and...

Thank You Baltimore Top Doctor 2018 Oct 17th, 2018

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. I am truly honored and humbled to accept this...

Flu Season 2018-19 Sep 16th, 2018

FLU SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. 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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older...

Thank You Sep 10th, 2018

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! 

September Is National Cholesterol Education Month Sep 4th, 2018

Nearly 1 in 3 American adults have high cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in many foods. High levels of cholesterol increase your risks for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States. High cholesterol has no signs or symptoms, so the only...

Reasons To Stop Smoking Aug 21st, 2018

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. HARMFUL EFFECTS OF SMOKING TOBACCO ARE: Lung...

National Immunization Awareness Month Aug 9th, 2018

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). NIAM aims at raising awareness about why vaccines are important and how they prevent serious illnesses. Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that...

What Is Sleep Apnea? Aug 1st, 2018

Sleep apnea is a common and potentially serious sleep disorder that causes your breathing to become shallow or stop completely (apnea) during sleep. ABOUT 30 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES ARE ESTIMATED TO HAVE SLEEP APNEA. Most common symptoms are: snoring, episodes of breathing pauses reported by another person,...

15 Health Tips To Beat The Summer Heat Jul 12th, 2018

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: Use “broad spectrum” sunscreens (SPF at least 30) that protects from both UVB and UVA rays. Apply at least 30...

Little Tick, Big Problem! How To Avoid Lyme’s Disease. Jun 16th, 2018

Summer is around the corner and it’s a great time to enjoy outdoor activities. With summer comes ticks – and risk of Lyme disease.The CDC estimates that about 300,000 Americans (one in 1,000) are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year. Lyme disease is a infection that is caused by bacteria...

National Stroke Awareness Month May 16th, 2018

NATIONAL STROKE AWARENESS MONTH IS OBSERVED IN THE UNITED STATES ANNUALLY DURING THE MONTH OF MAY. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and bleeds, or when there’s a blockage in the blood supply to the brain. The rupture or blockage prevents blood and oxygen from...

MPS Awareness Day May 15th, 2018

International MPS Awareness Day, also known as International Mucopolysaccharidosis Awareness Day, is being observed today! It has always been observed annually on May 15th. Raising awareness for Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) and Mucolipidosis (ML). Inclusion-cell (I- cell) disease also known as Mucolipidosis II (ML II) is a rare inherited metabolic disorder characterized...

How To Help Your Spring Allergies May 14th, 2018

SPRING IS BEAUTIFUL, BUT IT ALSO BRINGS SEASONAL ALLERGIES. During spring the trees, grass and flowers start blooming and release pollen into the air. These pollen cause seasonal (spring) allergic rhinitis (hay fever) in susceptible individuals. In these individuals, there is a release of inflammatory mediators from the mast cells,...

American Diversity Group Award May 7th, 2018

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 the community and humanity in a selfless manner.

National Physical Fitness & Sports Month May 2nd, 2018

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. Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health. The Physical Activity Guidelines for...

Spring Health Concerns Apr 11th, 2018

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. 1)COMMON COLD: – Most of us think that common cold is only common during winters, but that’s not true.-Spring is the peak time for rhinovirus...

Spring Into Health Mar 17th, 2018

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. 1.Nutrition:Eating healthy is simple. Forget the fad diets and stay on a healthy...

Now Approved: Shingrix Feb 20th, 2018

– 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 months or even years. -The...

February Is American Heart Month. Feb 9th, 2018

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. Lower your risk for heart disease by taking these steps: -Eat healthy by eating plenty of fruits, vegetables,...

Go Red For Women Feb 9th, 2018

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. The American Heart Association, therefore, created Go Red For Women, on the first Friday of February. It...

Healthy Tips For The New Year Jan 14th, 2018

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. 2 Eat Healthily: Eat natural foods instead of processed foods. Minimize sugar and caffeine intake.Eat bright colored fruits and veggies which...

Winter Safety Month! Jan 8th, 2018

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. 1. Frostbite Frostbite occurs due to the freezing of the skin. It can occur within a...

American Diversity Group Dec 16th, 2017

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! Nov 16th, 2017

NEW BLOOD PRESSURE GUIDELINES High blood pressure is redefined after 14 years! -On November 13, 2017, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology issued new guidelines for high blood pressure (hypertension). -Based on previous guidelines one in three Americans had high blood pressure, but now 14% more Americans...

Are You At Risk For Heart Attack? Nov 12th, 2017

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. Some of the risk factors cannot be changed while others can be. Risk factors that cannot...

Is It A Common Cold Or The Seasonal Flu? Oct 6th, 2017

Is it a common cold or the seasonal flu? Here are some basic guidelines for telling the difference. COMMON COLD -It is an upper respiratory infection caused by a virus. There are more than 100 different viruses that can cause the common cold, most commonly the rhinovirus. Colds can occur...

Annapolis Magazine’s Best Of Annapolis 2017 Sep 15th, 2017

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!

Get Your Flu Shot! Sep 2nd, 2017

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. -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6...

General Tips For Lowering Cholesterol. Aug 20th, 2017

The values for total, LDL, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides are listed below. Total Cholesterol <200 Desirable200-239 Borderline high >240 High LDL Cholesterol<100 Optimal100-129 Near optimal/above optimal130-159 Borderline high160-189 High>190 Very high HDL Cholesterol<40 Low, >60 HighMen >40 is optimalWomen >50 is optimal Triglycerides (mg/dL)<150 Normal150-199 Borderline high 200-499 High>500 Very high Your...

Cholesterol Basics Aug 12th, 2017

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. The Majority of cholesterol, almost 80%, comes from the liver and the rest from our dietary...

How Can You Prevent Diabetes? Aug 4th, 2017

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. It is possible to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes if proper measures are...

Type 2 Diabetes: Know Your Risk Jul 29th, 2017

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. There are several risk factors for diabetes. It is important to identify one’s risk...

Shingles Information Jul 22nd, 2017

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. It gets reactivated and travels along the nerves to the skin and causes painful...

Fight The Bite Jul 15th, 2017

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). Tick and mosquito bites are capable of transmitting serious diseases such as Lyme disease, Relapsing fever, Spotted...

Beat The Heat: Dehydration And Heat Stroke Jul 11th, 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. Severe dehydration and heat stroke can result in shock and even death.-The most...

4 Reasons To Get Annual Medical Check-ups Jul 4th, 2017

1) Prevent health problems. This is, in my opinion, the most important of all reasons for an annual physical. Physicals help identify any new changes or risk factors which could lead to future medical illnesses that can be managed with healthy choices and changes in lifestyle. Basically, it’s nipping any...

Chesapeake Family Favorite Doc 2017 Jul 1st, 2017

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. Favorite Family Health Care Provider

15 Health Tips For Men Jun 13th, 2017

Maintain ideal body weight.About 350,000 people die every year due to obesity. Exercise regularly.Do at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day, or on most days of the week. Exercise lowers risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, osteoporosis, and depression. Eat healthy foods.Eliminate “White Foods” from...

May Is Lupus Awareness Month May 24th, 2017

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 bacteria)and your own body cells. These autoantibodies cause pain, inflammation, and damage in various parts...

Skin Cancer: Treatment & Prevention May 7th, 2017

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. Early detection and treatment increase chances of cure. Skin cancer...

May Is Stroke Awareness Month May 2nd, 2017

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). In the U.S. stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and about 130,000 people die due to stroke each...

Spring & Your Health: Common 8 Bug Bites For Spring Apr 21st, 2017

Fire ants- stinging bite, painful, itchy red rash often on your legs. Black Widow Spider-their bite has two small puncture wounds. Bite is almost never life-threatening and most people recover within 24 hours with proper treatment. Ticks- avoid tall vegetation, use tick repellant, and perform tick checks after you’ve been...

Spring & Your Health: Spring Asthma Apr 18th, 2017

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.Tree & grass pollens in the spring cause airway inflammation and worsen underlying asthma. There is...

Allergy Season Is Here Apr 14th, 2017

Spring is the season of outdoor activities. It is also time for certain health concerns and the most common one is seasonal allergies. -Each year, 35 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies.-Seasonal allergies are a reaction to pollen in the air from blooming trees and flowers.-Immune cells react to the...

April Is Ibs Awareness Month Apr 8th, 2017

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. Patients usually have cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas,...

Get Up & Get Active! Apr 5th, 2017

Today is National Walking Day! Walking is by far the most common and easiest of all physical activities. Walking has many health benefits such as weight loss, healthier heart, stronger bones, toned muscles, improve balance and reduce falls, increase self-esteem, increased energy, improves memory, lowers risks for diabetes and cancer,...

Obesity Awareness Apr 2nd, 2017

-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 by their height in meters (m) squared. An adult...

Time To Stop Smoking For Good! Mar 25th, 2017

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. Smoking causes many cancers such as:mouth,throat,lung,esophagus,stomach,pancreas,colon,bladder, kidney,and blood cancers. Worldwide, tobacco use causes nearly 6 million deaths per year, more than...

Reduce Your Risk For High Blood Pressure Mar 13th, 2017

High blood pressure affects 1 in 3 American adults. Here are some important tips to prevent and treat high blood pressure. 1) Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low in caffeine, salt (less than 1 teaspoon in a day, app 2,300mg), saturated fats, trans...

Governor’s Volunteer Service Certificate Oct 9th, 2016

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. Governor’s Volunteer Service Certificate