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5 Important Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling Dec 6th, 2021

Traveling for the holidays is finally back on the menu of options, so you may be gearing up to hit the road or head down to the airport soon. However, the holidays can also stress your body out. At Central Clinic in Spring Hill, Florida, Dr. Poonam Malhotra wants all...

Strategies for Keeping Your Diabetes in Check Over the Holidays Nov 4th, 2021

The holidays are a time of cheer, togetherness, and, very often, excessive amounts of food. While the latter can be challenging health-wise for many people, that’s especially the case when you have diabetes. If you’re one of the over 34 million people in the United States who live with this...

The Link Between a Hormone Imbalance and Fatigue Oct 3rd, 2021

Hormones are tiny but powerful chemicals. Made by your endocrine glands, these chemicals direct many vital body functions. Though your body only needs a small amount of hormones to make things happen, any slight change in production can send your body into disarray. Though an imbalance in hormone levels may...

Who Should Be Tested for STDs and How Frequently? Sep 6th, 2021

Sex is an important part of a happy, healthy life, but it’s not without its risks. Every year, about 20 million Americans find out that a sexual encounter has left them with an infection. While sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are nothing new, what is new is the dramatic uptick in...

I Feel Anxious All the Time Aug 13th, 2021

It’s normal to feel anxious occasionally. Whether you have a big test coming up at school or a public speaking engagement at work, feeling anxious once in a while is a part of life. Intense, persistent worrying, however, is a reason to seek help from a medical professional.  Family medicine...

Help! I’m Struggling to Lose Weight Jul 15th, 2021

Nearly 50% of adults in the United States try to lose weight every year. However, more than 70% of adults in the US are overweight or obese. At Central Clinic in Spring Hill, Florida, our family medicine specialist, Dr. Poonam Malhotra, understands the struggles many people face when it comes...

Warning Signs of Common Thyroid Issues Jun 11th, 2021

About 20 million Americans suffer from thyroid-related health problems, including hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). What’s more, as many as 60% of those with thyroid problems are undiagnosed. Located at the base of your neck, your thyroid gland produces and releases hormones that are essential for metabolism, temperature...

How to Help a Loved One Get Addiction Treatment May 12th, 2021

Addiction is a complex and often chronic disease that can distort thinking, behavior, and bodily functions through compulsive alcohol or drug use. For an addicted individual, obtaining the substance they need becomes their only priority, regardless of the harm their actions cause themselves or others. No matter who you are,...

Is High Cholesterol Putting You at Risk for Heart Disease? Apr 4th, 2021

The American Heart Association recommends you start having your blood cholesterol levels tested at age 20 and then rechecked every four to six years. This routine health screening determines if you have high cholesterol, which is one of the factors that may increase your risk of heart disease. At Central...

Warning Signs of COPD Mar 11th, 2021

More than 16.4 million Americans have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and the American Lung Association says millions more may have the disease and be undiagnosed. Without proper treatment, COPD can lead to significant complications and even death.  At Central Clinic, our family medicine specialist, Poonam Malhotra,...

Why Do I Need a Women’s Health Exam? Feb 15th, 2021

Women are at a higher risk for several health conditions compared with men, and the female reproductive system is complex.  Unfortunately, women often find themselves taking care of others while neglecting themselves. Your annual women’s health checkup is a great time to make sure your health is on track.  At...

What You Can Do About Your Fatigue Jan 17th, 2021

While it’s normal to experience periods of fatigue due to an acute illness or emotional stress, feeling this way for six months or more can indicate chronic fatigue. Chronic fatigue is a condition in which you experience extreme exhaustion that doesn’t improve with rest or sleep.  Symptoms may also include...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

5 Signs Your Anxiety Warrants a Medical Evaluation Dec 9th, 2020

While everyone feels stress or worry at different points in their lives, around 40 million adults and millions of children live with clinical anxiety disorders that have a profound impact on their quality of life.  Increasing stress and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic aren’t helping: A 2020 study reports...

What Is Weight Management? Nov 6th, 2020

Every year, millions of adults in the United States try to lose weight by exercising more and eating less. Though diet and exercise are an essential part of any weight-loss plan, they’re not the only factors that lead to long-term weight-loss success. At Central Clinic, we take a proactive and...

The Link between Obesity and Diabetes Oct 9th, 2020

According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2002, 18.2 million Americans, or 6.3% of the total population, had diabetes, the sixth leading cause of death in the US. Direct and indirect costs of the disease at that time were estimated at $132 billion. At Central Clinic, family medicine specialist Dr....

How Untreated Depression Can Harm Your Physical Health Sep 8th, 2020

Before the COVID-19 crisis, depression was one of the leading mental illnesses in the United States, with more than 16 million adults (almost 7% of the adult population) caught in its grips. Since the pandemic, however, the Census Bureau and the CDC report that one-quarter of Americans are now displaying...

Could You Have High Blood Pressure and Not Know it? Jul 16th, 2020

With each beat of your heart, oxygen-rich blood flows throughout your body and delivers nutrients to your muscles, tissue, and organs. Blood that’s low in nutrients and oxygen returns to your heart and lungs to get replenished. Heartbeats exert pressure against the walls of your veins and arteries, and it’s...