Weather Changes – Asthma & Allergies

3 Most Common Sleep Disorders

The human body is like a battery: It needs to be recharged from time to time after burning stored energy, and sleep is the primary method. Studies have shown that…

Common Lung Diseases and Their Prevention

Common Lung Diseases and Their Prevention

Lung diseases can significantly reduce the quality of life as many lung problems cause shortness of breath and disability. Some lung problems can be deadly. The World Health Organization sums…

What is a Brain Aneurysm

6 Things You Need to Know About Osteoporosis

About 54 million Americans have “porous bone” –  the common condition better known as osteoporosis. When bones become less dense, they weaken and are more likely to fracture. The National…

The Signs, Prevention and Treatment of Strokes

Strokes are the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States and the third leading cause of death. Every year, more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke, and…

Sleep Study FAQ

What is Narcolepsy?

It’s easy to blame exhaustion for your constant nodding off in the middle of conversations or important meetings.  Your job’s stressful, and your inability to get a good night’s sleep…

Dealing with Jet Lag – The Downside of Traveling

Does the wanderlust bug frequently bite you? If so, you’re probably very familiar with the phenomenon of desynchronosis — better known as “jet lag.” Although this common sleep disorder is…

Sleep Study FAQ

Trouble Counting Sheep? What You Should Know About Sleep Disorders

Do you start tossing and turning as soon as you hit the mattress? Or maybe you’re a thrasher, pulling pillows over your head, kicking off the covers, pulling them back…

Lungs

How Your Lungs Work

Breathing is easy to take for granted – as an autonomic function of the body, we often don’t realize we’re doing it. Your body requires up to 20 breaths per…

Bone Density Scan

Systemic Diseases Versus Localized Diseases

Because general internal medicine practitioners are highly skilled in solving often-perplexing diagnostic problems and treating severe chronic illnesses, they frequently find themselves caring for patients facing both local and systemic diseases…

You Can’t Have One without the Other: How Body Systems are Connected

The human body contains trillions of cells, 78 different organs and more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels if you stretched them end-to-end. Incredibly, all of these cells, vessels and organs work…