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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...