What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of the lungs caused by greater than 30 different sources including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and small germs. Therefore, it is important to identify the source of infection to choose the correct treatment. The most common cause of viral pneumonia […]
Heart Failure: What You Need to Know
Heart Failure What is heart failure? Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is weakened and cannot supply enough oxygen and blood to the body. To try and meet the needs of the body, the heart pumps faster and gets bigger in size. Sadly, it is not […]
Heart Attacks: What You Need to Know
What is a heart attack? The heart is a muscle that needs constant blood flow to provide the oxygen the muscle needs to survive. When arteries in the heart become partially or completely blocked the muscle stops receiving the oxygen it needs and therefore it can result in heart muscle […]
Inhaled Insulin, Afrezza. New technology that may be right for you!
What is Afrezza? Afrezza is the brand name insulin marketed by Sanofi and developed by MannKind Corp. It is a type of rapid insulin like Novolog or Humulog that is used as meal time insulin. It is the first injectable free insulin to get approved by the FDA and wide […]
Adult Vaccines… Who pays for it?
Adult Vaccines… Who pays for it? Adult vaccines are just as important as childhood vaccines. Most often, consumers find it difficult to decipher how these vaccines are paid for. Do you need to pay for the vaccine out of pocket, or just you copay? Here are the facts about the […]
Gastric reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a condition in which the stomach contents “splash” back up from the stomach to the esophagus. This can cause the esophagus to become irritated causing heartburn and other symptoms. Heartburn is the feeling experienced when there is a burning feeling […]
Health Issues Facing Diabetic Patients
Health Issues Facing Diabetic Patients Today 1. HEART DISEASE is one of the leading causes of death in diabetic patients. Continuous increases in blood sugar results in a gradual build-up of fat and deposition on the blood vessel walls causing them to harden. These hardened vessel walls become narrowed and plaques […]
Flu Shots – What’s the Difference?
Flu Shots: What’s the Difference? It’s that time of year again – flu shot season! As you get ready to go get your flu shot, you may be confused by all the different options. Trivalent? Quadrivalent? High dose? How can you decide which vaccine to receive? Types […]
New Pneumonia Vaccine: Fact or Fiction
Pneumonia Vaccine Guidelines have changed: How does this impact you? What happened- Many of our patients have asked us about a recent article published in the Wall Street Journal about changes to the Pneumonia Vaccine Guidelines & we’d like to simplify the information for you. When – August 13, 2014 Who […]