Knowing Your Cholesterol Levels According to the American Heart Association, adults age 20 and older should have their cholesterol checked every four to six years. The reason? To determine their risk for heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. In order to keep the cholesterol at a healthy level, you must be informed on what your test report means and how the numbers impact your health. Bad Cholesterol (LDL) The lower the LDL cholesterol levels the… Read More »
Defined as inflammation and irritation of the skin caused by an individual’s work environment, occupational dermatitis is a troubling and often painful condition. According to estimates, 5% of men and 10% of women in the workforce develop eczema on their hands from workplace exposure. Symptoms vary widely depending on the area of skin impacted and the type of substance contacted. What are the contributing factors of occupational dermatitis? Environmental factors often contribute to occupational dermatitis.… Read More »
A doctor devoting their practice to the care of hospitalized patients is known as a hospitalist. According to the Society of Hospital Medicine, the definition of a hospitalist is as follows: “Hospitalists are physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Their activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to Hospital Medicine.” First used in a 1996 article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the term… Read More »
Otitis externa, or swimmers ear, is a painful condition impacting the outer ear. Pain results from inflammation, irritation, and the spread of bacteria or fungal organisms leading to infection. The condition often affects swimmers and has been appropriately named as a result. Increased moisture locked in the ear canal, often occurring from swimming, baths, or showers, may lead to infection. When the water is trapped within the ear canal, the environment is optimal for bacteria… Read More »
Announcing Shelby Macomb Medical Mall Phase II, the new three-story medical office building that will be located on the Shelby Macomb Medical Mall campus. This premium location is surrounded by the fastest growing communities in the State of Michigan. The new medical office building will offer approx. 55,000 sq ft of office space and accommodate physician offices. Phase II will be located adjacent the fully occupied and very successful Shelby Macomb Medical Mall. CAMPUS FEATURES:… Read More »
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