family health history

Obesity and Diabetes

More than 26 million Americans have Type 2 diabetes, and millions more are at-risk of developing it. Diabetes has become an epidemic that is affecting the lives of children, teenagers and adults everywhere, but it is preventable. Obesity is one of the major contributing factors of diabetes as it is a cause of insulin resistance.… read more

Why Should I Schedule A Functional Medicine Visit?

When we’re sick, we go to the doctor’s office for a diagnosis and medication to treat our illness. However, sickness shouldn’t be the only reason why we visit the doctor. Functional medicine visits are becoming increasingly popular as they work to evaluate the antecedents, triggers and mediators of disease, even before they begin. These visits… read more

What Is Functional Medicine?

One of the least known medical visits deals with functional medicine, which includes a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s health and history. Functional medicine’s goal is to help you, as the patient, identify the things that have triggered your symptoms and improve your overall wellness. By identifying our genomic makeup, combined with the environment we… read more

Recognizing The Signs of Depression

Most people will experience times in their lives where they feel deep sadness, loneliness or heartbreak, but not everyone will experience depression, which are long periods of these felt emotions that affect daily living. Depression has long been a taboo subject that hasn’t been widely discussed, but times are changing and so are the conversations… read more

Prepare For Holiday Celebrations With A Health Screening

Over the Fourth of July, we are busy celebrating with fireworks, food and fun, but sometimes neglect our physical health throughout all of the hustle and bustle. Especially if you’re participating in physical activities, like an Independence Day 5K or swimming at the lake, it’s important to know that your body is healthy and able… read more

Hypothyroidism vs. Hyperthyroidism: What’s The Difference?

Millions of Americans are affected by thyroid disease each year. The thyroid is a small gland that sits at the base of the neck below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid is important in regulating metabolic activities in almost all the tissues in the body, but some thyroids can be overactive or underactive. Hypothyroidism is caused… read more

How To Deal With Your Sleep Apnea

Do you have trouble staying asleep at night? You could be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs as the airway is obstructed and there are interruptions in your sleep patterns. Many patients don’t even know they suffer from sleep apnea, but some symptoms include excessive snoring, daytime fatigue and headaches. Treatment for sleep apnea… read more

Protect Your Health By Knowing Your Family Health History

Knowing and acting on your family health history is an essential part of protecting your health. What is a family health history? Your family health history is a record of yours and your family’s medical history used in helping physicians determine health conditions that you may be susceptible to. Collect your family health history and… read more