Health Wise is our blog to help you be more informed about important health and wellness matters for you and loved ones.
There’s no single model for a pediatrician that fits all families. If you’re looking to change physicians, have moved to a new area, or are still trying to make up your mind, be sure to gather the following information before making a final decision. Read More
Every woman, unfortunately, is at some risk of developing gynecologic cancer. Approximately 100,000 women are diagnosed with a form of gynecologic cancer every year in the U.S. Read More
Getting a deeper understanding of the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty can go a long way in helping you provide the support your child needs during this period in their life. Read More
For nearly two decades, Kay struggled with her weight. She tried various measures to get it under control, all without success, and increasingly found everyday activities such as walking or simply crossing her legs to be a challenge. Read More
The most important element of the process for weight-loss surgery is consultation with a team of health professionals. In addition to your primary care physician, you will likely need to be evaluated by a surgeon, a dietitian, a psychologist, and possibly other specialists to ensure that you are fully prepared for the procedure. Read More
If you or a loved one suffers from obesity, without success in addressing it by diet or exercise, weight-loss (bariatric) surgery could be a viable option for addressing this condition. Read More
When you think of all of the major health issues facing women today, heart disease is rarely at the top of the list. Breast cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and lupus are many things that come to mind. However, heart disease is actually the number one cause of death among women—and African American women—today. Read More