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September is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Awareness Month

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) simply is blockage in the arteries of your legs. This is normally due to cholesterol particles and fats that form plaque. This plaque buildup in-turn narrows the artery walls causing poor circulation throughout the legs. When plaque obstructs nutrient and oxygen rich blood from transport to leg arteries and on to […]

Get Moving Away From Arthritic Pain!

What is Arthritis? Arthritis is inflammation in one or more bone joints often resulting in stiffness, pain, swelling and can restrict range of motion. Additionally, rigidity and limited mobility may affect connective tissues in areas around an arthritic joint. Two of the most common types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). While […]

Just as a tire on a car wears down over time, so can the hip joint

Hip pain can sometimes be more than a nuisance. Being aware of these signs can be important in maintaining your physical health. A femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) hip condition is similar to a tire on a car being out of alignment. The hip labrum is a rubbery like lining of the hip socket which acts like […]

Sidelined Podcast – Ep. 4 | Transient Ischemic Attacks

In this episode of Sidelined we talk with interventional neurologist Dr. Ali Malek about transient ischemic attacks (TIA). Dr. Malek explains a TIA is a mini-stroke. The reference point is retired Super-Bowl Champion Tedy Bruschi, a fit, former pro-football linebacker who helped the New England Patriots with his athletic prowess. Just a few years after […]

Sidelined Podcast – Ep. 3 | Stroke, Cerebral Aneurysm and Brain Hemorrhage

In this episode of Sidelined we talk with interventional neurologist Dr. Dennys Reyes. We delve into the signs, symptoms and treatment of stroke, cerebral aneurysm and brain hemorrhage in reference to a trio of stories in professional sports involving neurological ailments. Less than two-years ago, it was widely reported the fastest man ever in the […]

Sidelined Podcast – Ep. 1 | Hip Injuries

In this episode of Sidelined we talk with orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Jonathan Hersch. We delve into hip injuries and treatment options including hip-resurfacing surgery, hip arthroscopy and other treatments for hip pain. We also discuss knee injuries and treatments related to sports injuries including tennis. Listen to the full podcast below.

Skin Safety Tips for the Summer Sun

As the summer sun is just around the corner, so are all the risks that come along with its brilliant yet dangerous rays. As schools let out for the summer and the beaches become populated with thousands of sun seekers, the sun has the opportunity to not only burn us, but to also accelerate our […]

Keeping your heart on beat. AFib treatment options.

Blood clot formation in the heart or atrial fibrillation (AFib) and the structural heart disease treatment options available today. The fifth leading cause of death in the United States is stroke. One of the most common causes of stroke is the migration of a small clot from the heart to the arteries of the brain. […]

Is it the common cold or the flu?

An age old question primary care doctors regularly face: Do you think it’s the cold or the flu? The common cold and influenza, more commonly known as the flu, are both viral infections. There are hundreds of viruses that cause the common cold while there are much fewer strains of influenza. While both have origins […]

It’s February, fall in love with your heart valves and learn the symptoms of heart valve disease.

February is Heart Month and February 22, is designated National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. I want to take this opportunity to talk about heart valve disease. What is heart valve disease? For us to talk about heart valve disease, we have to understand how the heart and its valves work. The heart is a […]