By: Gerald L. Mancebo, M.D., F.A.C.P. The U.S. Preventive Health Services Task Force has recommended against routine Vitamin D and Calcium supplementation in healthy postmenopausal women. Research has shown that such supplementation may increase the risk of coronary heart disease and kidney stones in some people. The new recommendations do not apply to people with […]Read more
Dr. M’s Health Points
By: Gerald L. Mancebo, M.D., FACP Daily sunscreen users are significantly less likely to show signs of skin aging, according to a recent randomized controlled trial performed on people younger than 55 in Australia. After 4.5 years, daily sunscreen users were 24% less likely to show signs of aging. More importantly, regular use of sunscreen […]Read more
What’s in Your Diet?
By: Katherine Geoghagan, RD, CDE How many servings of fruit and vegetables do you eat in a day? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans states we should try to include a minimum of 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day! 5 A DAY? Yes, 5 A DAY. It is easier than you may think. For […]Read more
We all eat; therefore, we all have a diet.
By: Katherine Geoghagan, RD, CDE Dietary Guidelines With all the different “diets” out there it can get confusing to know what works and what doesn’t. Diet is just a four letter word. We all eat; therefore, we all have a diet! Try to remember if it sounds too good to be true…it probably is! So, […]Read more
Seasonal allergies: part of life in East Tennessee Your IMA physician can help with testing and treatment
By Dr. Stephen Lorino “We’re No. 1!” While we unfortunately can’t claim the ranking for the UT Vols football team, the people of East Tennessee have the dubious honor of being first when it comes to allergies. For four of the past five years, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has named our region […]Read more
Lifestyle changes may prevent metabolic syndrome’s long-term effects
By Gerald Mancebo, MD, FACP Metabolic syndrome, formerly known as Syndrome X, is a relatively new name for a family of risk factors. Though metabolic syndrome is not by itself a disease, unless controlled these factors can lead to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, heart attack and stroke.Read more
Headaches: most everyone gets them, but when they come frequently or are severe, consult your IMA physician
Headaches come in many varieties, from merely bothersome to debilitating. Common causes are stress, lack of sleep, fatigue, hormonal changes, certain foods, alcohol or even changes in the weather. Over-the-counter medicines effectively treat many everyday-type headaches, but others can be signs of an underlying health problem or be severe enough to require medical attention. It’s […]Read more
Adults need their shots too!
When it comes to vaccines, many adults are concerned only with their annual flu shot and the occasional tetanus booster. However, vaccines are not only recommended for children and adolescents. A number of newer vaccines, as well as heightened risks of some diseases, have raised the importance of adult vaccines. Talk to your IMA primary […]Read more