ProHealth Physicians Healthy Updates
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Express Care – Flu Shots
Need a flu shot? Need medical care in the evening or on the weekend? Listen to ProHealth Physician’s latest Radio Announcement and for more information, visit www.prohealthmd.com/expresscare
Dr. Alison Sturm with ProHealth Physicians, practicing at Meriden Pediatric, reviews how excessive TV and video game exposure has been linked to obesity, sleep problems, poor school performance, and behavioral problems including violence. She encourages your child or teenager should have no more than 1-2 hours of screen time a day and reviews a few simple things you can do to avoid unhealthy habits. To make an appointment with Dr. Sturm, call toll-free 855-CTMD-411 or visit ProHealthMD.com to find a doctor near you. Follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook for more health tips and information.
Dr. Monique Martin, a physician with ProHealth Physicians of Manchester discusses how to control blood pressure with a few lifestyle changes: adopt a low salt diet, exercise 30 minutes a day, lose weight, quit smoking, and limit your alcohol intake. She reviews the facts that high blood pressure often has no symptoms and can go unnoticed unless checked by a doctor regularly. High blood pressure puts you at greater risk for stroke, heart attack, kidney disease, vision problems, and even erectile dysfunction. Symptoms that require immediate attention include headaches, confusion, fatigue, difficulty breathing, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, and vision problems. To make an appointment with Dr. Martin, call toll-free 855-CTMD-411 or visit ProHealthMD.com to find a doctor near you. Follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook for more health tips and information.
Dr. KasiaKoziol-Dube, a pediatrician with ProHealth Physicians confirms breastfeeding for the first year of life has great benefits for baby and mother. Breastmilk contains enzymes for easy digestion, antibodies to help protect against illness, and growth promoting elements not found in formula. It may also reduce the likelihood of obesity and allergies. Breastfeeding is also beneficial to mothers. It promotes bonding, reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancer and can burn up to 500 calories a day. To make an appointment with Dr. KasiaKoziol-Dube at Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Cheshire and Wallingford call toll-free 855-CTMD-411. or visit ProHealthMD.com to find a doctor near you. Follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook for more health tips and information.
Dr. Mark Sabo with ProHealth Physicians, practicing at Simsbury Pediatrics, confirms that the flu vaccine CANNOT give you the flu. He encourages everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot, especially those at high risk. To make an appointment with Dr. Sabo, call toll-free 855-CTMD-411 or visit ProHealthMD.com to find a doctor near you. Follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook for more health tips and information.
Dr. Christy Aurigemma, an audiologist with ProHealth Physicians discusses dizziness. And how imbalance is more common than people think and is reported to be one of the leading health concerns in older adults. To make an appointment with Dr. Aurigemma at the ProHealth Hearing Center with locations in Farmington and Manchester, call 860-284-4940
Dr. James Ocampo, an Adult Medicine doctor with ProHealth Physicians discusses the difference between LDL and HDL cholesterol and some of the changes that you can make to improve your cholesterol levels. To make an appointment with Dr. Ocampo at Somerset Internal Medicine, call 860-652-3320.
Dr. Kari Edelson, Pediatrician with ProHealth Physicians discusses childhood obesity and the hidden sugars in fruit juice. . To make an appointment with Dr. Edelson at Middlesex Pediatric Associates, call 860-344-0333. Follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook or visit Prohealthmd.com and click“Find a Physician” to search for a doctor near you.
Physical Therapy for the Weekend to Full-Time Athlete
Marlis Clingan, a Physical Therapist with ProHealth Physical Therapy talks about sports injuries and how physical therapists are pros when it comes to getting athletes back to doing what they love…quickly. ProHealth Physical Therapy has locations in Glastonbury, West Hartford, Middletown, and Manchester. To schedule an appointment with a licensed physical therapist at ProHealth Physical Therapy, call 888-344-0007.
Dr. James O’Brien, Director of ProHealth Sleep Center discusses how loud, chronic snoring can signal a serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea. ProHealth Sleep Center can treat your chronic sleep disorder and restore your nights. Locations are in Farmington and Wallingford. Call 860-231-6130.
Early Hearing Loss
Lynn Firestone, audiologist at ProHealth Hearing Center talks about early hearing loss due to use of earbuds and personal music players. Hearing loss can happen at any age and get worse over time. The team at the ProHealth Hearing Center specializes in the evaluation and treatment of hearing and balance disorders. ProHealth Hearing Center has locations in Farmington and Manchester. Call 860-284-4940.
Express Care Centers – Open Nights and Weekends!
Dr. Minh Han, Family Physician and a Medical Director for ProHealth Express Care discusses how illnesses often occur at the worst times and how it can be hard to know when to call your doctor outside of office hours. If you need medical care after hours, ProHealth Express Care centers offer the same quality medical care you have come to expect from ProHealth Physicians, seven days a week. Locations in Bristol, Glastonbury, Meriden, Torrington, West Hartford, and Manchester. Call 888-344-0007 for hours and directions.
Dr. Jeffrey Ettinger with ProHealth Physicians of Manchester talks about the health benefits of consuming green leafy vegetables. To make an appointment with Dr. Ettinger call 860-533-4176 or visit ProHealthMD.com/PHPManchester
Dr. Nancy Austin, a ProHealth Physician with Putnam Medical Associates discusses breast cancer.
Dr. Karl Dauphinais, a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician with a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine and additional board certification in Integrative Holistic Medicine talks about injuries. To make an appointment with Dr. Dauphinais for primary care or primary care sports medicine call 860-284-4945.
ProHealth Physicians Extended Hours Center
The ProHealth Extended Hours Centers are open until 9PM on weeknights AND on Saturdays and Sundays in Bristol, Glastonbury, Meriden, Torrington, and West Hartford; and more centers will be opening in 2012! Call 888-344-0007 to make an appointment or just walk in the next time you’re wondering what to do about that cough or cold – they’ll be glad to care for you… on your schedule.
Dr. Lakshmi Babu, a physician with ProHealth Physicians practicing in Unionville discusses Antibiotics.
Dr. Stanley Babu, a physician with ProHealth Physicians practicing in Unionville discusses Pre-Diabetes.
Dr. Ben Wycherly, an ear, nose and throat physician with ProHealth Physicians talks about Vertigo and the ProHealth Hearing Center.
Childhood Obesity (Prevention and Nutrition):
Dr. Mark Sabo a pediatrician with ProHealth Physicians practicing in Simsbury discusses child obesity.
Dr. Minh Han a family physician with ProHealth Physicians practicing in Manchester and West Hartford discusses Bed Bugs.
Dr. Minh Han a family physician with ProHealth Physicians practicing in Manchester and West Hartford discusses Concussions.
Dr. Surendran Varma, a internist and general physician with ProHealth Physicians practicing in Bristol discusses Physical Exams.
Dr. Minh Han a family physician with ProHealth Physicians practicing in Manchester and West Hartford discusses Allergies.
Dr. Minh Han a family physician with ProHealth Physicians practicing in Manchester and West Hartford discusses Vitamin D.
Avoiding Weight Gain:
Dr. Richard Guerriere, practicing in Bristol with ProHealth Physicians, discusses tips to avoid weight gain.
Dr. Cox-Chapman, Chief Medical Officer for ProHealth Physicians, discusses the changes in medical coverage for preventive care.
Dr. Jackie Sloan, a ProHealth pediatrician in Simsbury discusses the flu and how to protect yourself, your family and your friends by getting a flu shot.
James Czahur, Director of the ProHealth Physical Therapy Centers in Glastonbury, Middletown, Wallingford, and West Hartford, discusses back pain.
Dr. Kevin Baran, practicing in Plainville with ProHealth Physicians, talks about diabetes.
Dr. Stuart Herlands, an Internist in Glastonbury with ProHealth Physicians, talks about sun safety.
Dr. Thomas Ward with ProHealth Physicians’ Bristol Pediatric Center discusses Water Safety.
Good Health Care:
Dr. Melissa M Klaus discusses the importance of good health care.
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