A Podiatrist’s Favorite Shoe

Our feet are easy to overlook, but they really are an important part of the body. Unfortunately, we tend to put them through a lot of stress. One of the best ways to cut down on that stress is to wear shoes that provide the right type of support. The right footwear...

What is PCOS?

PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a common medical problem among women of childbearing age. It is also an easy disease to overlook despite the fact that roughly one woman in ten will suffer from it. Learn more about PCOS and the signs and symptoms associated with...
At-Home Dialysis Alternative

At-Home Dialysis Alternative

The kidneys are among the most important organs in our bodies. Their main function is to filter blood in order to get rid of waste. Unfortunately, the kidneys are prone to diseases that stop the purification from happening. The kidneys are so important that, just like...
Early Screening for Colorectal Cancer

Early Screening for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer isn’t quite as well-known as many other types, but it can be just as dangerous. It is actually one of the most common cancers in developed nations. A combination of early screening and lifestyle changes can greatly reduce the odds of developing...
But Really, Can I Drink Alcohol on Antibiotics?

But Really, Can I Drink Alcohol on Antibiotics?

Most people will end up taking antibiotics at some point during their adult lives, which is why we believe it is important to understand them. One of the most common questions that we hear about antibiotics is if it is safe to drink alcohol while taking them. We...
Myths about Heart Disease

Myths about Heart Disease

Heart disease is a major issue and is often widely discussed. Unfortunately, due to its notoriety, it is all too easy for myths and misconceptions about it to spread. Understanding heart disease is the first step towards preventing it, so we would like to take the...
Diabetes Management

Diabetes Management

Diabetes refers to a group of relatively common disorders that are characterized by high blood sugar levels over long periods of time. Managing the disease is relatively simple, but it does require some knowledge and lifestyle changes. We think it is important for...
Is it a Heart Attack or Angina?

Is it a Heart Attack or Angina?

Chest pain can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t always indicate a heart attack. We often see patients who have chest pain due to angina, which occurs when the heart isn’t getting enough oxygen. We think it’s important for everyone to know the...
Dos and Don’ts After Donating Blood

Dos and Don’ts After Donating Blood

Donating blood goes a long way in saving lives, but it can also lead to some discomfort or side effects for the donor. Taking the right steps after donating can help to prevent problems. Why Donate? Hospitals require stores of donor blood every day because they need...
Weight Gain: Is it Hormones or Habits

Weight Gain: Is it Hormones or Habits

With the new year, many people often set resolutions to lose weight. While many lifestyle factors contribute to weight gain, there are also underlying medical issues that can make it more difficult for some people to lose weight. A person’s weight is largely the...
Small Batteries, Big Problems

Small Batteries, Big Problems

The holidays are coming up and, for those who have children you know what that means: toys, toys and more toys. There are several toys that require batteries in order to operate so we want to be sure that parents and caretakers are aware of the risk associated with...
Under Pressure

Under Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common yet serious medical issue that everyone should understand and be aware of the causes. Many people who suffer from it can go for years without displaying any symptoms, so it is vital to understand how to prevent it and...

Meet the Doctor: Elena Mann, MD

Elena Mann, MD is an OB/GYN with the SLMA Comprehensive Health Clinic. She supports her patients on an individual level with compassion and empathy during this sacred time in their lives.  Why did you choose to go into the medical field?“When I was contemplating my...
GERD Grief

GERD Grief

GERD, also called acid reflux, is a fairly common problem among our patients. Most people will only experience it every once in a while, but some suffer from it much more frequently. GERD came become a serious problem that requires treatment. GERD is so common that we...