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Disease Prevention

Avoiding and/or Treating Diabetes

Years ago, I had a gentleman come into my office not feeling well. He couldn’t figure out what was going on, but he knew something was wrong and couldn’t explain his severe fatigue. After running some blood tests it was determined he had type 2 diabetes and his sugar levels were very elevated. Talking further...
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Your Child’s Vision – The Importance of Vision Screenings

As parents, we want the best for our children and we try to do everything to protect them; we apply sunblock so they don’t get sunburned, we hold their hands while crossing the street, we make them wear a helmet while riding a bike, and immunize them against diseases. Why would we not protect their sight? If screenings are ignored and poor vision is not corrected, your child’s vision is at risk.

Pediatric Scoliosis – Abnormal Curvature of the Spine

Your spine gives your body support and allows you to move and bend freely. It is made up of small bones called vertebrae that are stacked up on top of each other and separated by soft discs. The vertebrae normally form a straight line from your head to your tailbone with a slight forward curve at the top and backward curve at the bottom of the spine. However, sometimes the spine will rotate and twist and develop an abnormal sideways curve. This is called scoliosis.

Could My Child Have High Blood Pressure?

Some children and adolescents have high blood pressure as a result of other illnesses.  Although uncommon, blood pressure can reach dangerous levels in youth and cause heart failure, pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs) or hypertensive encephalopathy (brain blood flow abnormalities leading to brain swelling or decreased blood supply).