Chronic Diseases

Second-hand smoke can become a serious source of conflict

  • Tree shaped like lungs

Are you a smoker living with a non-smoker? If so, the issue of second-hand smoke can become a serious source of conflict. Here are a few facts to keep in mind:  According to the CDC, as many as 7000 cases a year of deaths related to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease are caused by second-hand smoke.   3400 adult […]

Protect Your Blood Pressure, Protect Your Brain 

  • Man getting blood pressure taken

Most people know that high blood pressure is bad for the heart, but many people don’t realize that it is also bad for the brain. High blood pressure can cause the blood vessels in the brain to become narrow or damaged. When this happens, the brain may not get enough blood to stay healthy. Brain cells may […]

Understanding Fibromyalgia 

Fibromyalgia is a poorly understood and life-altering illness that can be difficult to treat. One of the biggest obstacles for the affected patients is that they do not “look sick” and most diagnostic studies (including imaging or laboratory values) would be normal. From outward appearances, they look perfectly fine. Nothing could be further […]

Avoiding Healthcare Isn’t Healthy

According to a survey recently conducted by the US Census, 40% of Americans and 38.9% of Hoosiers are delaying medical care. This is bad news for primary care, which focuses on helping manage chronic diseases and prevent illnesses through vaccinations, screenings and other preventative care measures.  If left untreated, chronic […]