May 31st, 2018
Topics: General Blogs

Why immunize Why immunize our children? Sometimes we are confused by the messages in the media. First we are assured that, thanks to vaccines, some diseases are almost gone from the U.S. But we are also warned to immunize our children, ourselves as adults, and the elderly.

Diseases are becoming rare due to vaccinations. It's true, some diseases (like polio and diphtheria) are becoming very rare in the U.S. Of course, they are becoming rare largely because we have been vaccinating against them. But it is still reasonable to ask whether it's really worthwhile to keep vaccinating.

It's much like bailing out a boat ... Continue Reading

May 31st, 2018
Topics: General Blogs
 

7 Important Areas of Managing your Diabetes by yourself; also called (AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors)

·         Healthy Eating

·         Being Active

·         Monitoring Blood Glucose

·         Taking Medication

·         Problem Solving

·         Healthy Coping

·         Reducing Risks

Visit American Association of Diabetes Educators for more information on GOAL TRACKER app for iPhones, iPod iPad and Android to help people with diabetes make behavior changes necessary to maintaining good health and reducing the risk of developing diabetes-related complications. It allows you to set and track goals and share goals with others who have diabetes. It helps users in setting and achieving behavior change goals in the 7 different areas of ... Continue Reading

May 31st, 2018
Topics: General Blogs
CIGARETTE SMOKING WHY SMOKE YOUR LIFE AND FORTUNE AWAY?

By: Elaine Attiogbe

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Smoking Every day, over 1,200 people die from smoking. That’s 443,000 people per year. New Mexico has a population of 2 million people and this is like losing a quarter of this population each year to smoking.   Cigarette smoking accounts for at least 30% of all cancer deaths.   Smoking causes cancers of the lung, voice box (larynx), mouth, throat, bladder, and esophagus. Smoking is also linked to cancers of the pancreas, cervix, kidney, stomach, and some leukemias.   Smokers are about six times more likely to die from heart-attack ... Continue Reading
May 31st, 2018
Topics: General Blogs

Summer is a great time to build up your fitness program, enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, take a vacation, and have fun. It's also a time to pay attention to your health and safety. Below are tips to help you stay safe and healthy this summer and all year long. Be Water-savvy In 2006, males were three times more likely than females to die from unintentional drownings in the United States. Alcohol use is involved in up to half of adolescent and adult deaths associated with water recreation. Tips:

Learn how to swim. Never swim alone. Wear your life jacket while boating. Avoid alcoholic beverages while ... Continue Reading
May 31st, 2018
Topics: General Blogs

AIC

(Every 3 months for diabetic patients)

BONE DENSITY

Women 65 and older

Women 60 with risk factors

Men 70 and older

COLONOSCOPY

Age 50 for most people, earlier if there is a risk factor e.g. colorectal cancer

MAMMOGRAM

Women 40 years and older get 1-2 years

PAP SMEAR

21 year old needs every 2 years

30 year (normal pap smear) every 3 years

65 years old may stop after consulting with your doctor

PSA

Men 50 year and older

EYE EXAM

Every year for all diabetic

FOOT EXAM

Every visit

OVERWEIGHT

If your BMI is less than 18.5 is underweight  range

If your BMI is 18.5-24.9 it falls within  the normal/ healthy range

If your BMI is 25.0-29.9 it falls within  the ... Continue Reading