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Older Adults and Falls: What You Can Do to Prevent Them May 12th, 2020

The statistics surrounding falls among the elderly population in the United States are nothing short of eye-opening. While scare tactics are a lousy way to kick off a conversation, the fact is that falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital...

How Common Are Adult-Onset Allergies? Apr 15th, 2020

An allergy is your body’s reaction to something it mistakenly views as hostile — and typically these allergies make themselves known during your younger years. But sometimes changes happen when you’re an adult, and things that once posed no problem — think food, dogs, pollen — all of a sudden...

Can Medication Help Me Lose Weight? Mar 2nd, 2020

The struggle with weight is one that’s shared by two-thirds of the population in the United States, as two of out of three people are considered overweight or obese. Because of these large numbers, there are plenty of products and services that are answering the call, promising too-good-to-be-true results with...

Understanding the Difference Between Good and Bad Cholesterol Feb 11th, 2020

Figuring out the numbers in a lipid profile can be confusing, as we’re measuring several different values at once — including your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol, your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol, and your triglycerides. And each of these values needs to be within a certain range...

Make 2020 the Year You Finally Quit Smoking: Here's How We Can Help Jan 1st, 2020

Though scare tactics generally don’t make good motivators, it’s hard to ignore one fact about smoking — tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Making matters worse, nicotine is more addictive than alcohol, heroine, or cocaine, which is why 480,000 Americans die...

Who Should be Tested for STDs and How Frequently? Dec 9th, 2019

The term STD is short for sexually transmitted disease. It’s an infection or disease that’s transferred from person to person during sexual contact. You may also hear it referred to as a venereal disease or sexually transmitted infection (STI). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there will...

4 Myths About COPD: There's Treatment and Help Nov 11th, 2019

You’ve been told for years that smoking is bad for you. The warnings are written right on the cigarette carton. Yet many people continue to smoke. One of the many reasons you shouldn’t smoke is because you could develop COPD. COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is a...

High Blood Pressure is Prevalent and Often Goes Undiagnosed Oct 3rd, 2019

Of the estimated 75 million American adults with high blood pressure, an estimated 13 million live unaware that they have the condition. Although elusive symptoms can hinder the condition’s discovery, successful diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure are not impossible. Here at Kirill Zhadovich, MD, in Niles, Illinois, we...