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February 28th, 2019

Do you DASH?

By Dr. Audrey Baria Diagnosed with high blood pressure in his 60s, a patient of mine decided to follow the DASH diet, with astounding results. In about a year, he lost 100 pounds. That’s the equivalent of a two-month-old horse, or a tire for an 18-wheeler. The weight loss helped him get control of his […]

February 5th, 2019

Flexing our muscle memory

by Carol Zernial, WellMed Charitable Foundation Executive Director While cleaning out the piles of articles, papers, books, cassettes, etc. that belonged to my mother, we discovered that her anxiety was much more severe than we had realized. We knew that she suffered from anxiety and had once been diagnosed with Panic Disorder, but we didn’t […]

February 1st, 2019

American Heart Month: A Reminder to be Aware and Take Care

By Dr. Christopher M. Thompson Cardiologist – WellMed / Specialist For Health February is when we traditionally present our loved ones and friends with Valentine cards, candies and gifts. But it’s also American Heart Month when we are reminded of the importance — especially for older adults — about taking care of our hard-working hearts. […]

October 30th, 2018

National Home Care Month and National Palliative Care Month, Radiologic Technology Week, Nurse Practitioner Week

by Joseph Aigner-Varoz, Sr. Director, Clinic Operations Support This coming month marks several recognition celebrations for a few of our amazing WellMed clinical teams. Throughout the month of November, we celebrate National Home Care Month and National Palliative Care Month. From November 4 – 10 we celebrate National Radiologic Technology Week, and from November 11 […]

October 24th, 2018

The importance of breast cancer awareness

By Brittany Shoemake, M.D. Awareness of a disease begins with education. Breast cancer is no different. It’s important to understand what it is so you know what to do if you’re diagnosed. Breast cancer is the out of control growth and duplication of tissue cells in the breast. It affects both men and women, but […]

September 24th, 2018

New dangers, old prevention measures for this mosquito season

By Armando Gutierrez, MD Summertime means mosquitos—and mosquito bites. In some parts of the southernmost United States and the Gulf Coast, mosquitos are a year-round nuisance. Mosquitos can be much more than just a nuisance – they can spread viral, bacterial, or parasitic diseases to anyone, young and old, through their bites. People most at […]

August 20th, 2018

Preparing for a natural disaster: Simple steps for seniors

by Henry Calderoni, M.D. Though natural disasters and other emergencies are perilous for everyone, people 60 and older are especially vulnerable. Limited mobility, impaired hearing or vision and reduced cognitive abilities can make it more difficult for seniors to cope with these serious, potentially deadly emergencies. Planning ahead is critical and can help put you […]

August 2nd, 2018

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July 10th, 2018

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May 17th, 2018

Mental Health and Baby Boomers: Reducing Stigma Key to Healthy Aging

By Mario Siervo, MD As members of the Baby Boomer generation reach what was once considered their “golden years,” many are re-defining what it means to be an older adult. Instead of retirement and rocking chairs, they’re working longer and living more active lifestyles than their parents ever did. But while Baby Boomers tend to […]