Now that the days are short and the weather is cold, this means that cold season is once again upon us. But to help you and your family remain happy and healthy during the Holidays, we here at Advanced Family Medicine thought it would be a good idea to answer some of the more frequent questions we receive about the common cold.
Did you know that, according to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.6 million Americans are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year? And unfortunately, of these, more than 580,000 will die as a result.
Obesity is an ever-increasing health concern for men, women, and children in this country. But what is it, and how does it impact your quality of life? And perhaps most importantly, what can you do to prevent it?
Musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound is a relatively new, non-invasive, painless, quick, and efficient form of diagnostic imaging that can be used to detect soft tissue abnormalities in muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. As its names implies, MSK uses ultrasound, an existing technology, to allow your AFM physician to see things that would not normally be picked up by an x-ray, including bone, soft tissue, fluid, and more—all in a “live,” real-time state.
At Advanced Family Medicine (AFM) we think that modern medicine is truly a wonderful thing, but to truly appreciate where we are today, it is helpful to look back to where we have come from; and one the most dynamic examples of the progress of medicine is in regards to coronary heart disease (CHD).
Only a short two hundred years ago the primary method of treating CHD was by the crudest of methods; ‘bloodletting, a tincture of opium, (and) bed rest...’ Since then–thankfully–leaps and bounds have been made in regards to our understanding of the disease; and now much can be done to both treat, and prevent this deadly disease. For the rest of this post we want to explore CHD and discuss some of the steps that can be taken to treat and prevent it.