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If you’re one of the 40 million Americans who still smoke, you’ve probably heard all the ways the habit can damage your body. Tobacco use is still the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the country. In 1977 the American Cancer Society began to sponsor the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of every November to encourage Americans to quit. So to celebrate the Great American Smokeout today, Cohen Medical Associates’ primary care doctors in Delray Beach, Florida, thought we’d focus instead on all the benefits that come with quitting smoking. We think you’ll be surprised

“Talk to your doctor before starting any new supplement.” You hear it all the time, but do you always check with your primary care doctors at Cohen Medical Associates in Delray Beach, Florida before you take that pill? There are many reasons to do so, from ensuring that supplements won’t interfere with other prescription and non-prescription medications you may be taking, to ensuring that they are safe for you to take. (Did you know, for example, that the supplements beta-carotene and vitamin E have been shown to increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers?)   New study finds dangerous ingredients in

When Cohen Medical Associates’ primary care doctors in Delray Beach, Florida, recommend that you raise your so-called “good” cholesterol and lower your “bad” cholesterol, do you understand how to go about that? Or do you even know why we recommend that you do so? We’d like to explain the difference between these two types of cholesterol, show you why it’s important, and explain how to raise the good cholesterol and lower the bad.   What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a type of waxy, fat-like substance found in every cell in your body. Made by your liver and also present in some foods, it helps

If you think you’d rather risk getting the flu than get a flu shot, Cohen Medical Associates's primary care doctors in Delray Beach, Florida would like to offer some food for thought. Exactly one hundred years ago in 1918, while World War I was being fought in Europe, between 50 million and 100 million people died of the flu. That’s nearly a third of the population of the United States today. In those days, the death total equaled one-fifth of the world’s population. While 20 million died in WWI, as many as five times that number perished from the flu during

Your primary care doctors in Delray Beach, Florida, at Cohen Medical Associates, always encourage our patients to consume healthy foods as much as possible: lean meats, nuts, vegetables, and fruits. This includes fruit juices like grapefruit juice in place of sodas. The problem with grapefruit and grapefruit juice, however, is that it can interfere with important medications. Grapefruit isn’t the only fruit juice that can have this effect, by the way. Marmalade made from Seville oranges can have a similar effect, as can limes, pomelos, and tangelos, along with citrus-flavored soft drinks which may contain grapefruit. So why would something that is

Your primary care doctors at Cohen Medical Associates in Delray Beach, Florida would like to discuss with you a common question we get at the office. Should you take a daily low-dose aspirin?  Many doctors are proponents of a daily 81 milligram dose of aspirin for those who’ve already had a heart attack in order to prevent another one. But for years, many physicians have recommended that their patients who are at risk of a heart attack or stroke also take a low-dose aspirin tablet or fish oil supplements to prevent the first incident. Different studies have reached differing conclusions on the

Modern life is full of stress, but so was life in the past. We may worry about whether we’ll lose our jobs or why our child isn’t doing well in school, but centuries ago people worried whether the crops would fail or how many of their children would die before reaching adulthood. They didn’t know about the health effects of stress, which is one reason they died younger than we do. Fortunately, we can take measures to mitigate the stress we experience in our lives. The key to surviving and even thriving despite stress is learning to effectively cope with it.

Although it's the last week of the official summer season, here in South Florida beach trips are year-round. The primary care doctors at Cohen Medical Associates in Delray Beach, want to help ensure you have a great time while you’re there, so we’d like to remind you of these hazards you may encounter. 1. Rip currents This is possibly the greatest danger you’ll find at the beach, and also the most common. Each summer an average of 100 swimmers lose their lives to this phenomenon, and it accounts for 80 percent of all rescues made by lifeguards. Rip currents, sometimes misnamed rip tides, are

The controversy has been raging for decades, at least since the late Linus Pauling suggested in the 1950s that megadoses of Vitamin C could cure not only the common cold, but a host of human illnesses and conditions. Now a new research review attempts to answer the question regarding the effectiveness of vitamin supplements, at least regarding whether they can help prevent heart disease. Because your primary care doctors at Cohen Medical Associates in Delray Beach, Florida, often receive questions about vitamin supplements from our patients (which we strongly encourage, by the way!), we’d like to explain these new findings to you,