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Dr. Ashagari Discusses Diabetes

Did you know that most people with pre-diabetes show no symptoms? People are diagnosed when their blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. If not controlled, it can progress to type 2 diabetes, with long term complications. If you are age 45 or older, have a high body mass index, a family history of diabetes, a history of high blood pressure or high cholesterol, or a sedentary lifestyle, you are at risk and should see your doctor for a blood test to diagnose pre-diabetes. To make an appointment with Dr. Tigist Ashagari at Bloomfield Internists, call toll-free 1-855-CTMD-411. To learn more, follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook or visit ProHealthMD.com

Dr. Ashagari - Diabetes

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Breast Cancer

Did you know, 3,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Connecticut this year?

Dr. Angela Stein with ProHealth Physician encourages you to know your risk, and talk to your family and doctors about your health history. The signs of breast cancer are not the same for all women, so know what is normal for you. If you notice any changes, see your doctor and get  tested.

ProHealth encourages you to help make a difference and join us at the Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 7th at Bushnell Park in Hartford.  To learn more, follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook or visit News and Events on ProHealthMD.com  To make an appointment with Dr. Stein at ProHealth Physicians of West Hartford, call toll-free 1-855-CTMD-411.  ProHealth Physicians—is a proud sponsor of the Komen Connecticut Race for the Cure. Susan G. Komen Connecticut grants approximately 1 million dollars annually to local organizations providing lifesaving services for women in need across our state.

Dr. Angela Stein - Breast Cancer

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Allergic Rhinitis

Dr. Christopher Doan, a Family Physician with ProHealth Physicians discusses allergic rhinitis, a common cause of chronic illness caused by inhaling allergens like pollen, dust, or animal dander?

To make an appointment with Dr. Doan at Meriden Family Practice in Meriden, 1-855-CTMD-411.  To learn more, follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook or visit ProHealthMD.com.

Dr. Christopher Doan - Allergic Rhinitis

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Croup

Dr. Steven Sobelman, a pediatrician with ProHealth Physicians discusses croup and how it can often be treated at home by keeping your child upright and calm in a steamy bathroom or by taking them outside for cool, fresh air.

To make an appointment with Dr. Sobelman at Sobelman Pediatrics in South Windsor, call toll-free 1-855-CTMD-411.  To learn more, follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook or visit ProHealthMD.com.

Dr. Steven Sobelman - Croup

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Colon Cancer

Dr. GRUSS discusses Colon Cancer.  To schedule your first visit with Dr. Claudia Gruss at Arbor Medical Group in Georgetown, Norwalk, and Wilton, call toll-free 1-855-CTMD-411.  To learn more, follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook or visit ProHealthMD.com.

Memory Disorders

Dr. RADIN discusses memory disorders.  To schedule your first visit with Dr. Alan Radin at Arbor Medical Group in Wilton, call toll-free 1-855-CTMD-411.  To learn more, follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook or visit ProHealthMD.com.

Heart Disease & Prevention

Dr. PAZER discusses heart disease and prevention.   To schedule your first visit with Dr. David Pazer at Family Medical Associates in Ridgefield, call toll-free 1-855-CTMD-411.  To learn more, follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook or visit ProHealthMD.com.

Whooping Cough

Dr. Margaret Kloby, a pediatrician with ProHealth Physicians at Somerset Pediatrics in Glastonbury discusses whooping cough.  If you’re an expecting mother, help protect your newborn from whooping cough by getting the Tdap vaccination during your pregnancy.  To schedule your first visit with Dr. Kloby at Somerset Pediatrics, call toll free 855-CTMD-411.  To learn more, follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook or visit ProHealthMD.com.

Concussions

Dr. Kerri-Ann Fraterrigo, a pediatrician specializing in sports medicine with ProHealth Physicians discusses concussions.  If your child has head injury and shows symptoms such as headaches, difficulty concentrating, nausea, dizziness or changes in personality, contract your pediatrician.  To set an appointment with Dr. Kerri-Ann Fraterrigo at the office of Dr. Gerald Calnen in Enfield, call toll free 855-CTMD-411.  To learn more, follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook or visit ProHealthMD.com.

Osteoarthritis

Dr. Keith Sinusas, a family physician with ProHealth Physicians in Higganum discusses Osteoarthritis.  Losing weight, remaining active and the proper amount of over-the-counter pain medication.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sinusas at Higganum Family Medical Group, call 855-CTMD-411, or visit ProHealthMD.com.

Flu Shots

Dr. Mark Sabo at ProHealth Physicians of Simsbury discusses the importance of getting a flu shot.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sabo at Simsbury Pediatrics, call toll-free 855-CTMD-411. To learn more, follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook or visit ProHealthMD.com.

Balance

Dr. Aurigemma, an Audiologist with ProHealth Physicians discusses issues with balance .  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Aurigemma with ProHealth Hearing Centers with locations in Farmington and Manchester, call toll-free 860-284-4940. To learn more, follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook or visit ProHealthMD.com.

Osteoporosis

Dr. Angela Stein at ProHealth Physicians of West Hartford discusses Osteoporosis and how it is not just a condition for the elderly.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stein, call toll-free 855-CTMD-411. To learn more, follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook or visit ProHealthMD.com.

Tick Bites

Dr. Payton Turpin at ProHealth Physicians discusses Tick Bites and gives tips on prevention and removing an attached tick.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Turpin, call toll-free 855-CTMD-411… 855-CTMD-411. To learn more, follow ProHealth Physicians on Facebook or visit ProHealthMD.com.

Screen Time

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.

Blood Pressure

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.

Breast Feeding

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.

Flu Vaccine

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.

Imbalance

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

Cholesterol

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.

Childhood Obesity

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.

Better Sleep

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.

Green Vegetables

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

Breast Cancer

Dr. Nancy Austin, a ProHealth Physician with Putnam Medical Associates discusses breast cancer.

Injury

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.

Antibiotics

Dr. Lakshmi Babu, a physician with ProHealth Physicians practicing in Unionville discusses Antibiotics.

Pre-Diabetes

Dr. Stanley Babu, a physician with ProHealth Physicians practicing in Unionville discusses Pre-Diabetes.

Vertigo

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.

Bed Bugs:

Dr. Minh Han a family physician with ProHealth Physicians practicing in Manchester and West Hartford discusses Bed Bugs.

Concussions:

Dr. Minh Han a family physician with ProHealth Physicians practicing in Manchester and West Hartford discusses Concussions.

Physical Exams:

Dr. Surendran Varma,  a internist and general physician with ProHealth Physicians practicing in Bristol discusses Physical Exams.

Allergies:

Dr. Minh Han a family physician with ProHealth Physicians practicing in Manchester and West Hartford discusses Allergies.

Vitamin D:

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.

Preventive Care:

Dr. Cox-Chapman, Chief Medical Officer for ProHealth Physicians, discusses the changes in medical coverage for preventive care.

Flu Shots:

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.

Back Pain:

James Czahur, Director of the ProHealth Physical Therapy Centers in Glastonbury, Middletown, Wallingford, and West Hartford, discusses back pain.

Diabetes:

Dr. Kevin Baran, practicing in Plainville with ProHealth Physicians, talks about diabetes.

Sun Safety:

Dr. Stuart Herlands, an Internist in Glastonbury with ProHealth Physicians, talks about sun safety.

Water 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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