When the heat is on, protect yourself

During warm weather months, people are spending time out in the sun playing sports, swimming, walking and enjoying the outdoors. However, most people are not aware that once the temperature…

Vaccinations: Which are right for you?

Depending on your age and previous medical history, your doctor may recommend certain vaccinations for you throughout the year. These vaccinations attempt to prevent and lessen the severity of harmful,…

EKG test: What to expect

An EKG, also known as an ECG, is a type of cardiac screening procedure which evaluates heart rhythm and rate, to assess for any abnormalities. EKG stands for electrocardiogram, but…

What are Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs)?

Your doctor may order pulmonary function testing to appropriately categorize known or suspected lung disease, including asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), restrictive lung diseases, lung cancer, infection, or a…

Prediabetes: What you should know

Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are above normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. According to the CDC, approximately 84 million adults in…