How to deal with the Flu Season?

How to deal with the Flu Season?

Antibiotics will not help in case of cold or flu as they are caused by viruses. There are still many people take antibiotics for cold!. It is very important to know when to use antibiotics because as people continue to take antibiotics unnecessarily, the antibiotics become less and less effective to the point they might […]

COVID infection affects the Heart too!

COVID infection affects the Heart too!

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, so the lungs are usually affected first. but a recent study in March showed that the heart can be affected by Coronavirus as a complication of the acute respiratory infection in one-fifth of cases. It starts with a flu-like illness which may progress a week later into a congestive heart […]

A Preventable cause for Congestive Heart Failure!

A Preventable cause for Congestive Heart Failure!

Looking so many times at this classic X ray image of a patient presenting clinically with congestive Heart failure and discussing with medical students asking them how did the patient get to that point? Simply, the X ray shows an enlarged Cardiac silhouette, obliteration of the costophrenic angle with fluid ( where the arrow is) […]

Preventing Sinusitis is Achievable!

Preventing Sinusitis is Achievable!

With the cold season fast approaching, it is important to learn about how to avoid and deal with sinusitis. According to the CDC, The Center for Disease Control, there are 30.8 million Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis. Sinusitis is an inflammation in the cavities of the bone surrounding the nose causing pain in the nasal […]

Prevent Dehydration and Heat Strokes

Prevent Dehydration and Heat Strokes

I tell all my patients especially the seniors being very sensitive to dehydration more during the Hot Summer months to stay well hydrated even if it means they have to go more often to the bathroom! Dehydration would increase risks of Heat exhaustion or even heat stroke peaking in the Summer months. Record high temperatures […]

Preventing Food Borne Illness

Preventing Food Borne Illness

Food is supposed to make you feel healthy and strong to be able to perform daily tasks. Since food is used to sustain an individual, food can also be used as medicine to strengthen your immune system and prevent disease.  According to the CDC (Center of Disease Control) it is estimated that 76 million Americans […]

Suicide Prevention is Achievable!

Suicide Prevention is Achievable!

Suicide is the leading cause of death after accidents for ages 10-34 in the US. There is an estimated 1.3 million adults attempt suicide every year mostly by firearms! There is a Global crisis as there are almost 800,000 people die every year around the world due to suicide which can be prevented in most […]

Preventing Lung diseases is Achievable

Preventing Lung diseases is Achievable

Lung diseases are mostly preventable with the exception of cases that are due to genetics or sleep disorders. The most important preventive measure is to stop smoking as it damages the lung, causes Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and releases harmful toxins into the lungs. Thus, it is very important not to be exposed to […]

Preventing Kidney Failure!

Preventing Kidney Failure!

Acute Kidney injury or AKI, costs about $90 billion dollars a year! It is associated with high mortality and progression into chronic kidney disease which may be treated with either dialysis or kidney transplant as limited options .Thus, the main focus would be to prevent acute kidney injury and have early detection to take appropriate management […]

Preventing Cancer is Achievable!

Preventing Cancer is Achievable!

Cancer ranks the second cause of death in the US after Heart Disease. It is mostly preventable. Many studies have established evidence that fresh fruits and vegetables can prevent a variety of cancers because of their anti-oxidants such as carotenoids. Certain plants such as ( Broccoli and Cauliflower) can enhance programmmed cell death ( Apoptosis) […]