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Good bone health is essential for a good life

Good bone health is essential for a good life

Dec. 11 | Did you know that as we age, 25 percent of patients with a broken bone (especially hip) will need long-term care? Fractures, especially of the hip in those age 60 or older, will also increase your risk of dying within 12 months of the event. Bone...

Kidney stones can be a real pain

Kidney stones can be a real pain

Dec. 2 | What are kidney stones? Kidney stones are small stone-like objects formed from the crystallization of dietary minerals found in the urine. Most kidney stones have calcium as a major component. One in 10 people will experience kidney stones in their...

African Americans especially susceptible to gout

African Americans especially susceptible to gout

Nov. 20 |             What is gout? Gout is an extremely painful, inflammatory condition that commonly affects the joints of the large toe, but can affect any joint. About two percent of all Americans experience gout; however,...

Concussions require immediate medical attention

Concussions require immediate medical attention

Nov. 13 | What is a concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injury.   Why should I care about concussions? Concussions are becoming more and more common in contact physical...

Red birthmarks: their cause and treatment

Red birthmarks: their cause and treatment

Nov. 6 | What are red birthmarks? Red birthmarks are actually proliferations or growths of blood vessels carrying red blood. Sometimes these birthmarks are present at birth; sometimes they will develop shortly after birth. They are termed “vascular lesions”...

Ten tips to getting the most out of your doctor’s visit

Ten tips to getting the most out of your doctor’s visit

Oct. 30 |             Every minute of your doctor’s visit should count. Most typical medical visits, especially in primary care, last about 15 minutes. To optimize your visit with the doctor, you need your visit to be as efficient...

What are keloids and why should I care about them?

What are keloids and why should I care about them?

Oct. 23 |   Keloids are a very common type of scar that can be unsightly, painful and itchy. Anyone can develop keloids, but people of color develop them 15 times more frequently than others. Keloids may also run in families. They commonly occur on the...

What are electronic cigarettes and why should I care about them?

What are electronic cigarettes and why should I care about them?

Oct. 9 |   Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, but the creators of a breakthrough device are hoping to change that by encouraging smokers to use an alternative method. Commonly referred to as “e-cigarettes,”...

Oct. 2 |  AKN stands for acne keloidalis nuchae. This condition is also known as folliculitis keloidalis nuchae, where small, very itchy bumps can occur at the nape of the neck and back of the scalp. This is most commonly seen in patients of color, particularly those...

What is ­­­­­sickle cell disease and why should I care about it?

What is ­­­­­sickle cell disease and why should I care about it?

Sep. 25 |                 Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a serious blood disease that produces pain, anemia, infections, and blood vessel blockages that can cause damage and death to organs downstream. Sickle cell disease...