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The Key to Heart Disease Prevention: Earlier Intervention

The Key to Heart Disease Prevention: Earlier Intervention

It is a well-known fact that heart disease is the number one cause of death and disease in the US and has been for decades. Cardiovascular disease affects nearly half of American adults and is attributable to 1 in 4 deaths in the US every year. The old “an ounce of...

What is Healthspan and why should we care more about it?

What is Healthspan and why should we care more about it?

Most people would agree that that living a longer life is only worthwhile if you are healthy enough (both physically and mentally) to enjoy it. Becoming a centenarian (age 100+) is not desirable if you are in pain, too debilitated to care for yourself, or present in...

Medical aesthetics as a form of self-care

Medical aesthetics as a form of self-care

The medical aesthetics world is booming as we start to come out of this pandemic. This includes but is certainly not limited to Botox for wrinkles, fillers for cheeks, lips and chin, chemical peels, micro-needling, laser hair removal, and more. It is not just medical...

Who gets to decide what labs are drawn?

Who gets to decide what labs are drawn?

Let’s talk a little bit about lab work. It is the most commonly performed diagnostic procedure for obvious reasons… it is relatively quick and easy to perform, and lab work can give a lot of important information about someone’s health. We do lab work at annual...

Influenza and COVID-19: Where did the flu season go?

Influenza and COVID-19: Where did the flu season go?

It's hard to believe it has been about a year since the pandemic really took hold in the US. We might not be out of the woods yet, but I do believe we are starting to see the beginning of a return to normal life now that vaccine rollout is picking up and warmer months...