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June 2nd, 2017

A hernia is a very common condition that occurs when an internal organ or tissue pushes through the muscles that surround it. Hernias usually develop due to weak abdominal muscles and straining. They typically appear in the inguinal region on the top of the inner thigh, in the groin or around the naval. Weakness in this area can be tied to pregnancy, old age, drastic weight loss, obesity,...

May 30th, 2017

Internal medicine focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases and health conditions. Internal medicine physicians – or “internists” – are like pediatricians for adults, because they can provide care for a wide variety of conditions. They perform annual wellness check-ups and work physicals, as well as treat acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood...

May 23rd, 2017

Vaccines aren’t just for children. Adults too are encouraged to attend their annual check-ups and stay up-to-date with their vaccines in order to prevent the spread of dangerous yet preventable diseases. Many factors play a role in determining which vaccines are best for your health needs, including your age, lifestyle, medical conditions, travel plans and previous immunizations. Vaccines are...

May 16th, 2017

Everyone will experience restless sleep at one point or another, and this is completely normal. But if your lack of sleep is continual and affecting your everyday life, then it may be time to see a specialist. Inadequate sleep can cause low energy, trouble concentrating, headaches and severe long-term effects ranging from depression to heart problems.

There are many reasons why you may...