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Autoimmune Diseases in the Era of COVID-19: What You Need to Know

By |2020-06-22T18:24:17-04:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

By Mutahir Abidi, MD Millions of Americans take medications to suppress their immune system to treat an autoimmune disease, like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or lupus. Out of fear of contracting the COVID-19 virus, these patients may be tempted to stop taking these medications to boost their immunity. However, this [...]

Coronavirus Q & A

By |2020-06-22T18:11:36-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

As concerns over coronavirus rise, you may be wondering exactly what it is, how you can protect yourself and what to be on the lookout for. Robert Pedowitz, DO, from Family Practice of CentraState helps answer what we know to date: What is a novel coronavirus? A novel coronavirus [...]

Breathe Easy: Seasonal Allergies 101

By |2020-06-23T16:26:17-04:00April 12th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Spring is here—which means we’re settling into the warm sunshine and taking in the fresh air. But for some, springtime may bring sneezy, stuffed-up noses and itchy eyes. We’re talking about those dreaded seasonal allergies. “Statistics show that 50 million Americans of all ages suffer from allergies,” says Philip [...]

Getting Heart Healthy with Hypertension Health Coaching

By |2020-06-23T16:22:57-04:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a chronic medical condition that affects tens of millions of adults in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What are the risk factors for hypertension? Family history Advanced age Lack of exercise Poor diet Excess [...]