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5 Ways to Improve Blood Sugar Control Through the Holidays Nov 3rd, 2022

The holiday season is here. For many people, that means family, fun, and food, and not necessarily in that order. If you have diabetes, you know how hard it can be to stick to a healthy eating plan when you’re surrounded by so many goodies.  At MS Family Medicine Health Care PC in...

How to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence Oct 1st, 2022

Having and beating breast cancer is a call for celebration. However, there’s always a risk of breast cancer recurrence, which is when breast cancer comes back after successful treatment.  At MS Family Medicine Health Care PC in Rosedale and Garden City, New York, our team, including our board-certified family medicine...

Five Factors That Contribute to Childhood Obesity Sep 6th, 2022

Many factors can contribute to a person’s weight, including genetics, family habits, ethnicity, and culture. Childhood obesity is a serious health issue in the United States. Unfortunately, many children who struggle with their weight continue their struggle into adulthood. At MS Family Medicine Health Care PC in Rosedale and Garden City, New York, Michele...

National Immunization Month: Five Important Reasons to Get Immunized Aug 1st, 2022

For decades, immunizations, also called vaccinations, have been protecting people from getting seriously ill from common contagious diseases. It’s one of the most important tools you have for preventing illness. At MS Family Medicine Health Care PC, with New York offices in Rosedale and Garden City, our primary care experts, led by our medical...

Keep Your Doctor on Speed Dial: A Better Way to Do Health Care Jul 1st, 2022

Long wait times and short appointments. That’s the norm for most people these days when it comes to health care. But it doesn’t have to be that way. At MS Family Medicine Health Care PC, with New York offices in Rosedale and Garden City, our primary care specialists, led by medical director Michele Reed,...

Allergies Acting Up? Get Lasting Relief by Seeking Professional Care May 1st, 2022

You may look forward to the warmer weather when spring rolls around, but the itchy eyes and runny nose may have you wishing it was still winter time.  Seasonal allergies can be hard to avoid, and the symptoms can make life miserable. But there’s no need to suffer. Getting care...

The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes Apr 3rd, 2022

Obesity and diabetes are two distinct chronic health conditions. However, they’re both closely connected. Your risk of developing diabetes increases as your weight goes up. At MS Family Medicine Health Care PC, with New York City offices in Rosedale and Garden City, our team of family medicine practitioners, led by...

5 Common Symptoms You May Suffer From Low Testosterone Mar 1st, 2022

If you’re like most men of a certain age, you’re probably not feeling as chipper as you once were. In fact, you may feel downright fatigued. Your stamina is much lower, and when you climb into bed, well, your main interest these days is in getting your sleep. Many men...

5 Preventative Tests that Could Help Save Your Life Feb 1st, 2022

Going to see your health care provider when you’re not sick may not be at the top of your to-do list, but it should be. Physicals and annual checkups may prevent you from getting sick.  At MS Family Medicine Health Care PC, with New York City offices in Rosedale and...

Can You Reverse High Blood Pressure Through Diet? Jan 1st, 2022

High blood pressure affects nearly half of all adults in the United States, and only 25% of those people have their blood pressure under control. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a chronic health problem that generally occurs without causing symptoms.  Though, you may not have any physical...

5 Signs of a Hormone Imbalance Dec 1st, 2021

Your energy level, mood, and metabolism are all influenced by your hormones. Though fatigue, irritability, and difficulty losing weight can be caused by a number of issues, these common problems can also be signs of a hormone imbalance.  Before you dismiss your weight gain and low energy as an unfortunate...

Lifestyle Factors that Influence Diabetes Nov 1st, 2021

How you live your life affects your health. An unhealthy lifestyle affects your quality of life and increases your risk of developing chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. At MS Family Medicine Health Care PC, with New York City offices in Rosedale and Garden City, we...

Treatment Options When Your Cholesterol is High Oct 4th, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, millions of adults, teens, and children in the United States have cholesterol levels that are too high. High cholesterol levels can increase your risk of developing heart disease.  The good news is that no matter your age, you can lower your...

What’s Included in Nutritional Counseling? Sep 1st, 2021

The internet makes it easy for you to get answers to almost all of your questions. However, when it comes to health and nutrition, your internet search may leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed.  Instead of finding the answers you need, you may find yourself asking: Is fruit bad for...

How Often Do I Need a Physical? Aug 1st, 2021

When you’re in good health, you may not see the need for a regular physical exam. However, getting routine physicals from your primary care provider is the best way to stay in good health.  At MS Family Medicine Health Care PC, with New York City offices in Rosedale and Garden...

Avoiding a Diabetes Diagnosis When You Have Prediabetes Jul 11th, 2021

Though a serious health condition, you can reverse prediabetes. In fact, being diagnosed with prediabetes may be the wake-up call you need to make lifestyle changes that improve your health and well-being. More importantly, your diagnosis may help you avoid developing full-fledged diabetes.  Unlike prediabetes, diabetes is a chronic and...

Get the Jump on Summer Allergies with Allergy Testing Jun 10th, 2021

Though pollen counts tend to be higher in the spring, that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear when summer hits. Allergies can strike at any time, and the summer weather brings out new allergens.  If you continue to suffer from a stuffy, runny nose well into the warm summer months,...

Even Outside, You Should Still Follow These Precautions to Avoid COVID-19 May 18th, 2021

This spring, the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change rapidly. We’re still learning more about how to treat and prevent this extremely contagious respiratory virus. Multiple safe and effective vaccines for COVID-19 protect more and more people in the United States every day from severe COVID-19, but variants...

What You Need to Know About Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine Apr 13th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues into 2021, but we now have safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination options. Vaccines are a strong tool in the fight against the novel coronavirus. You should plan on getting vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as you’re eligible. People 16 and older are eligible in New York...

How to Prevent Prediabetes from Turning into Full-blown Diabetes Mar 1st, 2021

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States. In addition to the millions who live with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, Around 84 million people in the US, or more than 1 in 3 adults, have prediabetes, the precursor for Type 2 diabetes. Many...

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? Feb 4th, 2021

What other organ impacts as many systems in your body as your heart? Your heart circulates blood containing everything from nutrients to immune system elements throughout every corner of your body. That’s why maintaining strong heart health is so essential for your ongoing physical well-being. This February, for American Heart...

The Importance of Having an Annual Physical, Even if You Feel Fine Jan 7th, 2021

Even when you don't think you need to see a doctor, wellness exams are a proactive way for you to ensure that you stay healthy by having a dedicated medical team in your corner. Getting an annual physical at MS Family Medicine Health Care PC in Rosedale, Queens, and Garden...

Our Tips for Making Healthy Eating Choices During the Holidays Dec 17th, 2020

Food and festivities seem to go hand in hand during the holidays. With parties, family gatherings, and office get-togethers, it’s easy to overindulge and possibly pack on a few extra pounds.  At MS Family Medicine Health Care PC, our entire team at our offices in Rosedale and Garden City, New...