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How to Know if You Have a Testosterone Deficiency Feb 12th, 2020

When it comes to men’s health, testosterone plays a surprisingly large role in a number of areas of your health, from sexual health to muscle mass. In fact, if your testosterone levels dip, the results can impact your physical and mental health in significant ways. At First Med Marin, under...

12 Heart-Healthy Foods to Add to Your Diet this Year Jan 21st, 2020

You may not be able to control every factor that affects your health. But when it comes to heart health, your diet can serve as your best weapon against heart disease. Making changes to how you eat to improve heart health is easier than you might think. At First Med...

Who Should be Tested for STDs and How Often? Dec 6th, 2019

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are very common and nothing to be ashamed of. Millions of people acquire them each year in the United States. In fact, you’re more likely to have one than not at some point in your life. Taking steps to lower your...

What You Need to Know About Migraines and Botox Oct 31st, 2019

Studies estimate more than 38 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. Migraines are a type of severe headache that often causes intense head pain, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and more.  Migraines are common, but uncovering the cause and finding an effective treatment isn’t always easy. Headache pain can...

Why the Flu Shot is Reformulated Every Year Oct 1st, 2019

The flu is a nasty bug that wipes you out for at least a week. Worse, it’s highly contagious, which means you can easily take down your family, friends, and coworkers with you with just one sneeze.  Fortunately, flu shots are an effective way to prevent the malady from infecting...

7 Tips for Lower Cholesterol Sep 1st, 2019

More than one-third of adults in the United States — or about 71 million Americans — have unhealthy cholesterol levels. Although you can’t feel the day-to-day effects high cholesterol has on your body, allowing the problem to go untreated essentially doubles your risk of developing heart disease.   If you have...

The Importance of Exercising When You Have Arthritis and 5 Ways to Get It Aug 1st, 2019

Arthritis is the medical term used to describe more than 100 distinct conditions that impact the joints and their surrounding tissues. Just over 54 million adults in the United States have already been diagnosed with some form of the disease, and that number is expected to soar to 78 million...

The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes Jul 10th, 2019

Nearly 10% of Americans have diabetes, according to the CDC. Almost another 30% have pre-diabetes, which if left untreated can lead to type 2 diabetes (T2) within 5 years. More than 30% of adults in the United States are obese and more than 65% of adults with T2 are obese....

How to Live a Normal and Healthy Lifestyle with High Blood Pressure Jun 10th, 2019

High blood pressure causes countless health complications. Whether yours stems from genetics, obesity, age, drug or alcohol use, or something else, you know that the consequences of high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, are heart disease, stroke, aneurysms, and other serious conditions. However, unlike so many health issues, you...

Understanding When Your Migraines Require a Visit to the Doctor May 8th, 2019

Nearly five million people in the United States suffer at least one migraine per month and 91% of migraine sufferers are incapacitated by the attacks. If you rank among those who are routinely affected by migraines, or you suspect you may be developing a problem with this type of head...

Top 5 Ways to Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes Apr 11th, 2019

When you have Type 2 diabetes, you may think insulin or oral medications automatically become part of your life. But you may not have to depend on medications to effectively manage your condition. Type 2 diabetes affects the way your body manages sugar to make the energy you need to...