Harmful Effects of Smoking

Cigarette smoking is very harmful to your body, it reduces your health and affects every organ in the body negatively. If you stop smoking you immediately at years to your life. Even though smoking is preventable it is also one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It leads to more deaths than HIV, Alcohol and motor vehicle injuries.
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Pregnancy Testing and Care

If you believe you might be pregnant or feel you are experiencing pregnancy symptoms, early testing is highly recommended. Early testing can be done at home with a pregnancy test available at most drug stores. These are inexpensive and pretty accurate. Doctors can also perform additional blood, urine or HCG test to check for a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). This hormone is made right after a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of a woman's uterus.
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Detecting Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

If you have had several sexual partners or practice unprotected sex, or have shared needles with another person. It’s important to get your blood tested for HIV or AIDS (the late stage of HIV). Symptoms of HIV are very easy to ignore and include common ailments like: Fatigue, fever, swollen lymph nodes, mouth ulcers, sore throat, fever, chills, and night sweats.
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The Importance of Immunization

With a growing collection of infectious and deadly diseases/viruses that exist in today’s world, Immunization has become a critical part in the protection of our community and ourselves. Some diseases that can be avoided thru immunization include: Hepatitis A & B, Polio, Measles, Rotavirus, Tetanus, Rubella, Mumps, Meaningococcal, Human Papillomavirus, and many many more.
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How to recognize lyme disease

If you are bitten by a tick, a small expanding red bump will appear for a few days to a week. However only around 2% of tick bytes transmit lyme disease. A good way to recognize lyme disease infection is:
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Allergies and Allergens

With spring at full swing so is Allergy season. Allergies are one of the most common ailments that affect up to 30% of adults. Allergens, which cause allergies can be caused by pets, pollen, foods, mold, latex and much more. Common symptoms of allergies include runny nose, watery eyes, rash,
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What is a TLC Medical Examination

If your a professional driver or would like to break into this field. You will need a TLC Driver License applicants (Medallion, Street Hail Livery and For Hire Vehicle). This examination can be performed by a physician determining that you are in proper physical condition to perform this role. The examination includes eyesight, epilepsy, vertigo, heart examination and other physical observations to determine you are in good health. If you are a potential taxi, limousine or uber driver you can visit us today for an exam. To download the form you can visit https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/tlc/downloads/pdf/driver_medical_form_b.pdf

If you need your TLC Medical Exam visit us. No appointment necessary, simply walk in or call us (718 659 0400) as soon as possible. 

Living with Asthma

Asthma is a long term disease that affects children as well as adults. It can be described as inflammation of the bronchial tubes with increased production of sticky secretions inside the tubes. Living with Asthma can be tough but with the right care and medication you can control it. It's very important to consult with your Doctor and receive a proper diagnosis.

Asthma medicine can affect different people differently. As well performing the right test on a patient and becoming aware of the asthma triggers to avoid is very important. Asthma attacks can be triggered by dust, smoke, insects, and common diseases like the flu. Doing a breathing test, called spirometry will help you find out how well your lungs are working by testing how much air you can breathe out after taking a very deep breath before and after you use asthma medicine.

If you feel like you might suffer Asthma symptoms or need consultation or medication. Please make an appointment with us or call us (718 659 0400) as soon as possible. 
*Disclaimer: Information provided here is meant as general knowledge and should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult a physician for an exact diagnosis and treatment.

source:https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/faqs.htm

What is diabetes and how it effects the body

Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders caused by high blood sugar levels over a long period. Effects of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications.Acute complications can include diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, or death. Serious long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, foot ulcers, and damage to the eyes.
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Stomach Flu aka Gastroenteritis

Commonly known as stomach flu, but doctors call it gastroenteritis. It’s usually caused by a virus, but can also be caused by bacteria and parasites.Common signs of Gastroenteritis are diarrhea, nausea, and possibly vomiting. As well as headache, fever, chills, and abdominal pain. The one caused by a virus will usually last around 12 to 48 hours after you’re exposed to it, and it can last up to 3 days. If it’s caused by bacteria or parasites, it may last longer. It can be dangerous for people with other health conditions, as well as small babies and elderly people.
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