Women’s Health

Men’s Health, Nutrition, Sleep Disorders, Women’s Health

Reasons Why You Might Struggle To Lose Weight

Perhaps you want to be part of that 8% determined to achieve your New Year’s goals? So, you might join a gym – or promise yourself that you will dust off your gym key tag that’s hidden in the junk drawer and start utilizing your existing membership. You might also be more mindful of your portions and opt for healthier foods.You may step on the scale after a few weeks, though, and notice that your weight has yet to change. Don’t panic – there could be other factors impacting your ability to lose weight.

Emergency Medicine, Men’s Health, Women’s Health

Why a Trauma Surgeon Depends on Your Blood Donation

At a hospital, donated blood is used to help ill or injured people on a regular basis. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. But as potential donors, do we truly understand how giving blood can make an impact? To put it into perspective, we spoke to Abimbola B. Pratt, M.D., a board certified surgeon, to better understand how and why a trauma surgeon – among other health care providers – depends on your blood donation.

Men’s Health, Women’s Health

Health Screenings You Should Never Skip

Your doctor is there for you when you’re sick, but it’s just as important to visit him or her when you’re well. During your annual wellness visit, ask your doctor which screenings you need. Screenings check for signs of disease before you have any symptoms. The earlier your doctor finds any problems, the easier they are to treat.

Men’s Health, Pediatrics, Women’s Health

Signs It’s Time for a Tonsillectomy

Your tonsils play a role in your immune system, however – for some – tonsils can seem to cause more harm than good. If you’re someone who frequently gets severe, painful sore throats, you may be wondering whether you should consider having surgery to remove your tonsils. This type of surgery is known as a tonsillectomy.

Men’s Health, Sleep Disorders, Women’s Health

Dreaded Daylight Savings: Here’s How to Adjust

Whether we are springing forward or falling back, daylight savings time can leave us confused and exhausted. First developed to help conserve energy and make better use of sunlight, the daylight savings tradition continues November 4 at 2 a.m., when the clocks will once again be turned back one hour. To help prepare our bodies for this semiannual change, Adrian Pristas, M.D., medical director of sleep medicine at Bayshore Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center, shared a list of tips and best practices to make for an easier adjustment.