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Vitamins & Supplements for Heart Health

A healthy diet could aide in saving your life. By eating balanced, nutritious meals, you are fueling the body with what it needs to keep your cholesterol and sugar levels in check, while fighting off harmful diseases. Instead of thinking about what to take out of your diet, focus...

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a common disease with variable presentations.  Recently, socialite Kim Kardashian spoke out on her experience living with it. Psoriasis often presents with a scaling rash but it is not contagious. This chronic disorder affects more than 7 million Americans. Most...

Health Benefits of Vegetables

We hear all the time that vegetables are good for us and that we should be eating more vegetables.  People who eat more vegetables as part of their healthy diet generally have decreased risks for many conditions and diseases.  There are many things about vegetables that make them...

10 Principles of Diabetes Care and Advanced Lipid Analysis

In this February 2015 edition of the ACP Internist, I came across an article announcing to physicians that numerous major organizations had come to agree on 10 principles of caring for people at risk for diabetes. Principle one is identifying diabetes and...

Florida’s Doctors Are Getting High-Jacked by the Politics of Marijuana

    Our local press and the media in general want Florida’s citizens to believe there is an actual real physician’s movement behind medical marijuana; there isn’t-quite to the contrary, in fact.   As if doctors haven’t been marginalized enough in...

Health Shake Recipes

    Recently I got the new NutriBullet for making quick healthy shakes.  I wanted to share one of the recipes and also remind folks of the Green Goddess Shake recipe which I have advocated in the past as well.  These shakes are a great way to start you morning- controlled,...

Do Statins Increase Your Blood Sugar?

In a recent June, 2014 Cardiology today® article, there was a report on the calorie and fat intake trends of subjects who took statins.  The time trend evaluated was from 1999 to 2010 and the findings are interesting.  I would like to tie this information into another topic that...

Is Health Insurance Worth It?

Current health insurance options don’t make sense for many Americans. Why pay high premiums for services that you don’t even use? Health insurance does make sense for catastrophic events like a traffic accident injury that could bankrupt you if you aren’t...

Obesity is Costing Us-09/12/2011

Obesity is costing us a lot of money in health care costs.  The following article demonstrates that if we educate ourselves to a better lifestyle, we save a lot of money and prevent a lot of disease.  The physicians of Internal Medicine of Southwest Florida have been...

Xarelto – Another Upcoming Alternative to Coumadin-08/18/2011

Xarelto (rivaroxaban), a Factor Xa inhibitor, has recently been approved by the FDA for the treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis. A recent trial has also shown that Xarelto is noninferior to Coumadin (warfarin) in treatment for Atrial Fibrillation.  The following article discusses...