Proper nutrition advantageous toward achieving fitness goals?

The answer is a definite YES! However, most people who exercise on a regular basis don’t follow nutritional guidelines or are just not aware of the advantages of such action. I might add that eating correctly will actually maximize one’s efforts in getting the best results from a workout. Just as a car needs fuel […] Continue Proper nutrition advantageous toward achieving fitness goals?

Ask the Doc: “Superbugs”

  What is a “superbug?” To better understand a superbug, it’s best to first understand microbes. A microbe is something that we can’t see with our eyes. Microbes are found all over and include things such as bacteria. Most microbes are harmless, but some can cause infection. These infections sometimes must be treated with medications, […] Continue Ask the Doc: “Superbugs”

Empowering Health with Food

Many of us are aware that, as we reach 50 and older, specific health concerns become more prominent. Concerns for diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, stroke and heart disease, stress and depression, cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and osteoporosis, and even flu and pneumonia are on the rise. What many of us may not know is […] Continue Empowering Health with Food

Attention grocery shoppers: Healthy options are available!

A balanced diet is important for everyone, but it’s so easy to get lost at the supermarket in the wonderful world of convenient TV dinners, sodas, chips and other unhealthy foods. With some simple adjustments, however, trips to the grocery store can become healthier. An easy way to shop healthier is to stay on the […] Continue Attention grocery shoppers: Healthy options are available!

From A to Zika: A Primer On Mosquito-borne Diseases

Hardly anyone can get through a summer season without getting a few mosquito bites — especially in the South and Gulf Coast states. Mosquito bites are definitely annoying and have the potential to be harmful. Mosquitos can spread viral, bacterial, or parasitic diseases to anyone, young and old, through their bites. People most at risk […] Continue From A to Zika: A Primer On Mosquito-borne Diseases

What can you do about congestive heart failure?

  Congestive heart failure can confuse people with its meaning. When someone has congestive heart failure, their heart has not failed, but rather the heart is not working as well as it should. The heart’s ability to pump blood is diminished, causing several symptoms. This includes swelling from fluid accumulating in the body, shortness of […] Continue What can you do about congestive heart failure?

Men’s Health in Advanced Age

It’s no secret that women tend to see the doctor more often than men. In my daily practice, which focuses on older patients, a significant number of men come in at the insistence of their wives. But men should and can make their health a priority — especially as they age — and know what to ask their doctor to continue living safe and healthy lives. Continue Men’s Health in Advanced Age