Buckle Up Your Baby

Buckle up baby – For a safe, comfortable ride  Proper use of car safety seats can help keep children safe.  Here are a few important tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and theAmericanAcademyof Pediatrics: Select a car seat based on your child’s age and … [Read more...]

High Blood Pressure

Control of high blood pressure (BP) decreases the risk of stroke, heart attack, sudden death, heart failure, kidney failure and dementia. Home blood pressure monitors are used to diagnose high blood pressure and to evaluate treatment and control of high blood pressure (BP). They can be used to … [Read more...]

Malaria

Had George Clooney, the actor, come to TravelCare to see Pat Plosky, before his trip to the Sudan he would have avoided acquiring malaria.  In fact, the patients who come to TravelCare for advice before embarking on their destinations outside of the United States are offered comprehensive advice, … [Read more...]

When Should I Go to the Emergency Room?

Knowing when an injury or illness is serious enough to visit the Emergency Room (ER) can be a difficult decision.  The following are tips to help you decide when an ER visit is warranted: heart attack symptoms (pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in center of chest; tightness, burning or … [Read more...]

Three Most Common Eye Conditions In People Over 60

Cataracts A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye. It affects your vision. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all people in the United States either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Common symptoms are          • Blurry vision          • … [Read more...]

Colorectal Cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. In most people, colorectal cancers develop slowly over a period of several years. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. … [Read more...]

Women and Heart Disease

Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national campaign to help women learn to care for their hearts, make their lifestyles heart-healthy and ultimately lower the incidence of heart disease. Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in Detroit and Michigan? Many … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Sweets

Ever wonder how many calories are in all that delicious candy we love to give, get and eat on Valentines Day?   I was thinking about this as I was thinking of buying some sugary delights and chocolate for the grandkids. I went online and did some research. I thought these were some interesting … [Read more...]

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a soft waxy substance in your blood and in the cells of your body. A certain amount of Cholesterol is important for your body to function normally because it is used to form cell membranes, some hormones and is needed for other functions.  Too much can cause damage to various organs … [Read more...]

Diabetes Abbreviations

Many patients find Blood Sugar abbreviations to be confusing Are you ever confused about all the terms that are used relating to your diabetes? Many patients say that they are, especially if a term has more than one abbreviation.  For instance, do you know the difference between a Fasting … [Read more...]