A month to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV & cervical cancer. If detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers. More than 12,000 women in the US are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. By having regular screening tests, cervical cancer can often be found early, Read More
We offer immunizations for our patients because we believe strongly that vaccinations help preserve the health of our communities. From reigning in the flu and whooping cough all the way to preventing cancers, vaccines are a cornerstone to our approach to health. Reserve yours here.
Once your vaccine is reserved, we have vaccination appointments readily available so that you can slip in and out of our office. We also have flu shot clinics every year so that the whole family can come in at the same time to receive their seasonal protection.
By Carmelita Lombera, Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Health Coach, Fitness Nutrition Specialist Try these tips to keep your night healthy, happy and safe: Try starting your day with a balanced meal that includes whole grains, fruit, vegetables and some type of lean protein. A protein shake can be a great option too! Have a small Read More
Young or old, it’s important to take care of yourself and prevent illness. But if you’re a senior, (age 65 or older}, something as simple as a common cold or the flu can progress and lead to complications. This includes secondary infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, an ear infection, or a sinus infection. If you Read More
Simple Steps to Managing Your High Blood Pressure High blood pressure is often referred to as the “silent killer” because most of the time there are no symptoms, however, when left untreated high blood pressure quietly damages your blood vessels and leads to serious health issues. Hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP), is when the Read More
According to CDC statistics, heart disease is the number one cause of death for women in the United States. Although heart disease is more often associated with men, in reality about the same number of women and men die each year from heart disease in the U.S. However, heart attack symptoms in women may cover Read More
No community in America has been untouched by struggles with weight issues and obesity, this is especially true for our nation’s fifty million Hispanic Americans. Being overweight is a major risk factor for developing Type-2 diabetes. More than one-third of adults in the United States are pre-diabetic. Pre-diabetes is a precursor to type-2 diabetes. If Read More
PrEP is short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. It is used by HIV-negative people to reduce the risk of contracting HIV. This once-daily pill is an FDA-approved prescription medication sold under the name Truvada®. When taken as prescribed, PrEP is shown to be over 90% effective against HIV transmission. Although highly effective in reducing the risk of Read More
According to the American Cancer Society, not only do African Americans have the shortest survival rate of any racial or ethnic group in the United States for most cancers, but they also have the highest incidence of colorectal cancer. The passing of talented actor Chadwick Boseman at the relatively young age of 43 from colorectal Read More