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ChatGPT The Future of Primary Care: Innovations Shaping Tomorrow's Healthcare Jun 25th, 2024

As we navigate an era of rapid technological advancement, demographic shifts, and evolving patient expectations, the landscape of primary care is set to undergo significant changes. This article explores the trends, innovations, and challenges that will shape the future of primary care, promising a healthcare experience that is more accessible,...

Answers to 5 Common Questions About GLP-1 Weight Loss Medications Jun 20th, 2024

Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists are a class of medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. The US Food and Drug Administration has also approved certain GLP-1 medications to treat obesity.  If you’re interested in GLP-1 medications for weight loss, you’re not alone. About 13% of people surveyed in a...

Choosing the Right Primary Care Physician (PCP) Jun 18th, 2024

Your PCP is your first point of contact for medical care, overseeing routine check-ups, managing chronic conditions, and coordinating specialist referrals when needed. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you make an informed choice when picking a PCP: 1. Assess Your Needs: Medical History: Consider any existing health conditions or...

Reducing Ischemic Stroke in Diabetes: The Role of GLP-1 RAs Jun 1st, 2024

Reducing ischemic stroke risk in individuals with diabetes is crucial given their heightened vulnerability to vascular complications. GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) have emerged as a promising class of medications for managing diabetes and potentially mitigating associated cardiovascular risks. GLP-1 RAs offer multifaceted benefits beyond glycemic control. They exert favorable...

How to Decide Which Birth Control Is Right for You May 29th, 2024

Choosing a birth control method is a very personal decision. You must consider so many factors, including your health, lifestyle, and reproductive goals.  At Rescue MD, part of our women’s health services include contraceptive counseling to help you determine which birth control method is right for you. Once you decide,...

What is an annual visit? May 24th, 2024

During this visit, the healthcare provider reviews your medical history, performs a physical examination, and may conduct or recommend various tests based on age, gender, risk factors, and current health status. Common Tests and Assessments Covered During an Annual Visit: Vital Signs Check: Blood pressure Heart rate Respiratory rate Temperature...

Tirzepatide and Weight Loss: A New Era in Obesity Management May 19th, 2024

Tirzepatide and Weight Loss: A New Era in Obesity Management Obesity is a complex, chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It is associated with numerous health issues, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers. Traditional approaches to weight loss, such as diet, exercise, and behavioral therapy,...

Understanding the differences between a dietitian and a dietician Apr 28th, 2024

n the field of nutrition and dietetics, the terms "dietitian" and "dietician" are often used interchangeably, which can lead to confusion. Despite their similar sounds and meanings, there are subtle distinctions in usage and preference that are worth exploring. This article delves into the background, usage, and professional connotations of...

Addressing the Primary Care Shortage: A Path to Improved Healthcare Apr 10th, 2024

In recent years, the primary care sector has faced an escalating shortage of providers, a critical issue that threatens the accessibility and quality of healthcare across the United States. This shortage not only affects the immediate availability of health services but also has long-term implications for patient outcomes, healthcare costs,...

Tirzepatide for weight loss in adults Apr 8th, 2024

Tirzepatide is an investigational medicine developed by Eli Lilly and Company for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. It belongs to a class of drugs known as dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. Several clinical trials have been conducted to evaluate the efficacy...

Upper respiratory infection treatment Apr 4th, 2024

Treatment for upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) typically focuses on relieving symptoms and supporting the body's natural healing process, as most URIs are caused by viruses and do not respond to antibiotics. Here are some general guidelines for treating URIs: Rest and Hydration: Get plenty of rest to allow your...

Pain Management during the opiod crisis Apr 1st, 2024

Here are some strategies that are commonly employed: Multimodal Pain Management: Utilizing a combination of different therapies to address pain, including non-opioid medications (such as NSAIDs, acetaminophen), physical therapy, occupational therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, and psychological interventions like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). This approach can often provide effective pain relief with...

Weight loss in women Mar 30th, 2024

Weight Loss in Women Increased weight is one of the biggest problems that women face today, and it is also the cause of several life-threatening diseases. In the United States of America, 69% of Americans are overweight or obese. High body mass index or BMI leads to coronary heart diseases...

Essential Hypertension Mar 30th, 2024

Essential hypertension, also known as primary or idiopathic hypertension, is a common condition characterized by elevated blood pressure without any identifiable cause. It's a significant health concern because it increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes if left untreated. Managing essential hypertension in primary care...

What Do We Know About Heart Diseases in Women? Mar 26th, 2024

Like men, women are also at risk of heart disease. In the USA, 60 million women suffer from some sort of heart complication. These complications can go unnoticed for a long time because of the overlapping symptoms with other diseases. This is why women must get their heart health checked...

Sleep Apnea and Its Remedies Mar 21st, 2024

Sleep Apnea and Its Remedies Sleep Apnea is a severe disorder of sleep where the breathing stops and restarts multiple times. This may adversely affect the sleep quality and the patient's normal awake time. The biggest tell-tale sign of someone who might have sleep apnea is excessively loud snoring and...

Does PCOS Affect Pregnancy? Mar 19th, 2024

Does PCOS Affect Pregnancy? Yes and no, because PCOS is a unique disease that affects women based on their unique physiology. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common diseases in women. Loosely translated, in this condition, the ovaries become populated with cysts that affect the normal working of...

How early intervention by Primary Care Physicians can help improve Type 1 Diabetes Mar 15th, 2024

How Early Intervention by Primary Care Physicians Can Delay or Prevent Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which some specific cells target and destroy insulin-producing cells. This causes the amount of glucose to increase in the body as its counter agent, insulin, decreases in...

What is menopause? Mar 12th, 2024

What is Menopause?  A female starts menstruating at the average age of 12 years, but it depends on various factors, including genetic, environmental, and, most of all, health. Menopause is the period when a female stops menstruating. A female is said to have reached menopause when she has not had...

The Effect of Different Diets of Weight loss and overall health Mar 7th, 2024

Everyone wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle while eating a balanced diet, but it takes work. This is why, in the world today, many different types of diets can help you lose weight and better your overall health. These diets can have good and bad effects on your weight loss...

Who Is a Registered Dietitian? Mar 7th, 2024

A registered dietitian is a professional who helps people understand the connection between food and health and also helps them make good and healthier choices for a balanced lifestyle. All registered dieticians undergo intense training and examination before they come into practice. In America, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)...

Endometriosis: A Complex Disease Without a Cure Feb 26th, 2024

Endometriosis is a female gender-specific disease in which tissues that are identical to the lining of the uterus grow outside the uterus, causing morphological changes. These displaced tissues can cause a lot of pain and can be the cause of infertility and other painfully disturbing diseases.  This disease greatly affects...

Empowering women's health: A comprehensive guide to wellness Feb 24th, 2024

Women's health is an intricate tapestry woven with various factors including biological, psychological, and social elements. It's a continuum, evolving with age, lifestyle choices, and individual circumstances. Ensuring optimal health for women involves understanding these complexities and adopting a holistic approach that addresses not only physical well-being but also mental...

High Blood Pressure vs Low Blood Pressure Feb 23rd, 2024

Blood pressure is the pressure of circulating blood against the walls of blood vessels in your body. Due to various health reasons, this pressure may go higher or lower than the normal level. Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury (mm Hg), and a normal blood pressure level is...

Lifestyle medicine and its pros.. Feb 18th, 2024

Lifestyle medicine, or LM, is a branch of medical science primarily focusing on self-care and preventative medicines against chronic diseases and diseases caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. These diseases may include obesity, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. The goal of LM is to improve the overall health of the...

GLP1 and its effect on weight loss Feb 16th, 2024

GLP-1 or Glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists have been proven to help people who want to lose weight. They are also prescribed to people with type 2 diabetes. This class of medications helps curb your hunger by slowing food movement from your small intestine, which helps you stay full longer and eat...

What Is Gestational Diabetes? Feb 13th, 2024

Diabetes is a common illness that affects millions of patients around the world. When exploring this particular topic, it is important to realize that there are different types of diabetes. Each type has its own particular effects on the body, but there are some similarities that they do tend to...

Diabetes and Its prevention Feb 11th, 2024

Diabetes or diabetes mellitus is a collection of diseases that result from abnormal amounts of glucose in the body. Glucose is the body’s main energy source; by nature, our body is fully equipped to utilize it and store it mindfully for use in emergency situations. There is a malfunction in...

The Crucial Role of Nutrition in Managing Diabetes Nov 20th, 2023

Understanding Diabetes: Diabetes comes in various forms, with the two most common types being Type 1 and Type 2. In Type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin, a hormone essential for glucose uptake. Type 2 diabetes, on the other hand, involves insulin resistance, where the body's cells do...

What is lifestyle medicine? Sep 30th, 2023

Lifestyle medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on preventing, managing, and treating chronic diseases by addressing lifestyle factors and behaviors. It emphasizes the role of lifestyle choices in promoting health and well-being. Lifestyle medicine incorporates evidence-based practices from various fields, including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep, and...

Complications associated with obesity Jun 13th, 2023

Here are some common complications associated with obesity: Type 2 diabetes: Obesity increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels. It occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin or doesn't produce enough insulin. Cardiovascular diseases: Obesity is a major risk factor...

Causes of High Blood Pressure and its complications May 1st, 2023

There are several factors that can cause high blood pressure, including: Genetics: High blood pressure can run in families, suggesting a genetic component. Lifestyle factors: Unhealthy lifestyle habits such as lack of exercise, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and a diet high in salt, fat, and sugar can contribute to high...

Nutrition and its role in Prevention and Management of Chronic Diseases Mar 1st, 2023

Here are some of the ways in which nutrition can affect chronic diseases: Heart disease: A diet that is high in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, sodium, and added sugars can increase the risk of heart disease. On the other hand, a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole...

Remote patient monitoring Feb 14th, 2023

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a technology-enabled healthcare approach that allows medical professionals to monitor patients outside of traditional clinical settings, such as in the comfort of their homes. RPM uses various types of technology, such as wearables, mobile health apps, and telemedicine platforms, to collect patient data and transmit...

Lifestyle Medicine Feb 2nd, 2023

This approach recognizes that these chronic diseases are largely preventable through healthy lifestyle choices, such as physical activity, healthy eating, stress management, and avoiding tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption. Lifestyle medicine practitioners often work with patients to identify and modify the underlying lifestyle factors that contribute to the development of...

What is diabetes? Jan 23rd, 2023

Insulin is a hormone that helps cells absorb sugar.  There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, which typically develops in childhood, and Type 2 diabetes, which is the more common form and usually develops in adulthood. Symptoms of diabetes include increased thirst and urination, fatigue, blurred vision,...

Obesity and its associated complications Jan 6th, 2023

Obesity is a major public health problem that has been increasing in prevalence in many countries around the world. It is a complex disease that is influenced by a combination of genetic, environmental, cultural, and behavioral factors. The complications of obesity are numerous and can affect various systems in the...

National Handwashing awareness week Dec 16th, 2022

   This week is National handwashing week! As many know, asthe cold weather approaches it can be hard to stay away from allthe viruses going around. From coughing to congestion, there aremany germs that can spread quickly. One simple and easy way to keep clean from the germs and viruses...

Pulmonary Hypertension Month Nov 29th, 2022

Arteries in the lungs of people with PH can become damaged, narrowed or stiff. It can also be putting pressure on the right side of the heart and causing it to work extra hard to push blood through those arteries. This in turn can cause right heart failure and death.PH...

National Diabetes Month Nov 3rd, 2022

     November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities acrossthe country team up to bring attention to diabetes. This blue circle is theuniversal symbol for diabetes, it was introduced in 2006 to give diabetes acommon identity for people to recognize. There are dierent types of diabetesand dierent causes...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct 25th, 2022

   October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this month became nationally recognized in 1985, initially the aim was to increase the detection of breast cancer by encouraging women to have mammograms. Since then, over the years, campaigns to educate the public about the disease have continued to grow and...

National Cholesterol Education Month Oct 4th, 2022

     Heart Disease is the number one leading cause of death in the U.S. according to the CDC. High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease, causing heart attack and stroke. High Cholesterol can be caused by unhealthy eating habits such as eating bad...