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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus and Steps to Prevent it Apr 2nd, 2020

Before December of 2019, you’d probably never heard of coronavirus. Even during that period, when coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) was just starting to surface in China, you may not have given much thought to a disease spreading thousands of miles away. That has all changed in the past month. COVID-19...

Recognizing the Most Common Skin Disorders Mar 20th, 2020

At some point in your life, you’ve probably experienced the discomfort of a skin disorder. Just like colds and other common illnesses, skin disorders are so prevalent that you’re likely to contract at least one in your lifetime. Another similarity that skin disorders share with illnesses is that they come...

Trouble Sleeping? We Can Help Feb 6th, 2020

It’s a familiar feeling for many: You lay there awake, trying to will yourself to sleep or trying to recapture the sleep you were experiencing just a few minutes ago. Unfortunately, the minutes become hours as you restlessly seek a position in bed that can finally let you get some...

Who Should Undergo a Bone Density Test? Jan 9th, 2020

Are you a woman 65 years of age or older? Are you years younger, but feel like you’re shrinking? You could be experiencing bone loss, something that happens naturally with age but can also be a sign of a more serious condition. No matter what causes bone loss, your risk...

The Correlation Between Smoking and COPD Dec 4th, 2019

It isn't a secret that smoking is bad for you. But did you know it’s the leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and symptom flare-ups? As an experienced osteopathic physician, Dr. Rimma Gelbert can help you quit smoking to protect your overall health.  If you smoke and already...

Living With Arthritis Nov 1st, 2019

Of all the things people look forward to when getting older, arthritis probably isn’t on anyone’s list. The Arthritis Foundation conservatively estimates that around 54 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. When you add in people who grit their teeth and never see a doctor about their pain, that number grows...

5 Reasons You're Getting UTIs Oct 17th, 2019

There’s usually very little advanced warning that you’re going to be hit with a urinary tract infection (UTI), but a few conditions and behaviors can make you far more susceptible. While some of the causes of UTIs are beyond your control, there are those that are well within your power...

How Stress Affects Your Blood Pressure Sep 1st, 2019

High blood pressure is known as the silent killer. Although it’s a common condition, many people don’t know they have it. About 75 million people in the United States have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. High blood pressure has few symptoms, but if left untreated can increase your...

The Link Between Diabetes and Obesity Aug 6th, 2019

More than 100 million Americans have Type 2 diabetes or are prediabetic, meaning they’re at risk for developing diabetes. Diabetes, a chronic illness that affects how your body processes blood sugar, can seriously impair your health.  Diabetes comes in two main forms: Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Type...

Give Your Skin a Boost With Dermabrasion Jul 10th, 2019

There are many factors that can take your skin from fresh looking and youthful to tired and dull. But don’t lose hope. Dermabrasion is a noninvasive cosmetic treatment that can give your skin a boost. This procedure can soften your fine lines, wrinkles, and reduce inflammation. It might be exactly...

What a Colonoscopy Can Reveal About a Man's Health Jun 20th, 2019

A colonoscopy can be a dreaded word, mostly because of the prep the night before. But the procedure is so important for both men and women. Unfortunately, new studies are revealing that men are getting colon polyps and tumors earlier than women and more often. And because the chance of...

Why a Mammogram Is the Best Way to Detect If a Woman Has Breast Cancer May 21st, 2019

Breast cancer affects hundreds of thousands of women each year. It can be a scary diagnosis to receive. But if you catch breast cancer in its early stages, the outcome is generally much better. There are a variety of screening techniques to help detect breast cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...

5 Reasons You Should Get Checked for Diabetes Annually Apr 3rd, 2019

The rate of people who are developing diabetes, Type 2 diabetes to be specific, has been called a national crisis in the United States — for good reason. More than 84 million people qualify as prediabetic and more than 30 million have the full-blown disease. These eye-opening numbers make clear...