Items Tagged ‘physical examination’

The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

February 1, 2019

The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

If you’ve gotten the message that you should incorporate 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity into your workday to reduce the health risks associated with inactivity, good job.  Keep taking the stairs and walking as much as possible. But don’t stop there.  Other steps are important for achieving a heart healthy lifestyle. “Diet, […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, calories, diabetes, diet, Dr. Gaurav Banka, Dr. Sheila Sahni, exercise, family history, healthy lifestyle, heart disease, heart disease risk factors, heart healthy

Ask the Doctors - I'm healthy. Do I need a yearly physical?

March 14, 2018

Ask the Doctors – I’m healthy. Do I need a yearly physical?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’m a 45-year-old man without any major medical problems. Is it worth it for me to get yearly physicals with my primary care doctor? Dear Reader: That’s a difficult question to answer. I have generally encouraged annual physical exams for most of my patients in their 40s and beyond. I schedule more time […]

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Tags: annual physical exams, colonoscopies, Dr. Robert Ashley, mammograms, man, men, men's health, Pap smears, pcp, physical, physical examination, primary care doctor

May 26, 2017

At risk for melanoma? Get checked annually, UCLA cancer expert says

By Reggie Kumar Reggie Kumar

As rates of skin cancer, or melanoma, rise for men and women in the United States, health experts are debating the effectiveness of annual total body examinations in helping to detect the disease in its earlier stages, since skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Routine full body exams […]

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Tags: cancer, men's health, metastatic melanoma, physical examination, self-skin exams, women's health