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Blog Archive

Can Earwax Affect Your Hearing? Jan 1st, 2022

Are you having trouble hearing people when you converse with them, or do you find you have to switch ears when you talk on the phone? Don’t assume it’s progressive hearing loss. It could actually be impacted, or “stuck,” ear wax that can’t be expelled, which 1 in 20 adults...

5 Symptoms of COPD and What to Do About Them Dec 1st, 2021

Visiting your physician when you have a skin rash or a bacterial infection that can only be treated by using antibiotics are more “one and done” medical care needs, but what if you have a chronic condition, like diabetes, a skin disorder like acne, or a very common one, chronic...

Am I a Good Candidate for Body Contouring? Nov 10th, 2021

Is there anything more discouraging than noticing — and attempting to hide — fatty trouble spots in places like your thighs, abdomen, and that stubborn “love handle” area that you’ve worked so hard to eliminate? Whether you’ve lost a great deal of weight or not, it can be downright maddening...

What Does Wart Removal Feel Like? Oct 5th, 2021

Warts are harmless, but they can be unsightly. Fortunately, there are over-the-counter topical treatments for them. But often, the removal of warts in your doctor’s office is the best option. Board-certified family physician Dr. Shamala understands that both children — who are frequently affected by warts — and adults alike...

What To Do About Hyperlipidemia Sep 12th, 2021

Living with a chronic health condition means that you bear a responsibility that is continuous — and critical. You can’t just take a vacation from managing your diabetes or high blood pressure. Technically, a chronic condition is one that lasts for a year or more and necessitates regular management by...

5 Telltale Signs of Earwax Blockage Aug 5th, 2021

Have you ever suddenly realized that you can’t hear well through just one of your ears? It’s not uncommon to find yourself saying “Will you repeat that?” or favoring one ear when you talk on the phone. It may be due to earwax buildup in your ear that’s causing a...

Why Do I Need a Well Visit? Jul 19th, 2021

The adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” may apply perfectly well to a power tool or even a plan that’s always worked well, but when it comes to your health, regular check-ups are a must. Yearly exams, or well visits, are a chance for you and your doctor...

4 Common Signs of Skin Infection Jun 16th, 2021

Your skin has a monumentally important job. It’s your body’s biggest organ, and protective too. Your skin is the barrier that prevents things that could hurt you from entering your body.  There are chinks in the armor, however, in the form of skin infections. When a combination of certain problems...

What Can I Expect at My Annual Physical? May 26th, 2021

We are all incredibly busy today, with work, family, friends, interests, and a seemingly endless to-do list. Because of this, we can take an attitude toward our health that’s along the lines of “if nothing’s broken, don’t fix it.” But it’s important to get routine, preventive care because healthcare is...

When Does a Wart Warrant Professional Treatment? Apr 21st, 2021

Warts are quite common skin nuisances that can make you feel so self-conscious, you try to cover them up if they’re in an exposed location. They’re so common in fact, that about one-third of children and teens are affected by them, while about three to five percent of adults contend...

6 Amazing Benefits of SculpSure Mar 17th, 2021

It’s disheartening, to say the least when you eat nutritiously and are mindful about getting good exercise daily, only to see underwhelming results. Sometimes you can work your heart out, but still have jiggly parts and problem areas that simply refuse to budge. It’s not fair, but it’s a real...

Urgent Care and COVID-19: What You Need to Know Feb 5th, 2021

An unfortunate consequence of the pandemic is that many people avoid getting the medical care they need because they’re afraid of picking up the coronavirus and falling ill with COVID-19. However, delaying needed medical care could create a health crisis. When is it safe to get medical care and when...