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When every step you take is painful, it’s difficult to do anything. One common cause of foot pain is plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-ee-I-tis), a common condition seen most often in runners or other athletes, overweight women, and seniors. Although not life-threatening, it can interfere with your lifestyle and normally doesn’t get better without treatment. Our family practice doctors in Delray Beach, however, want to reassure you that plantar fasciitis can often be relieved through simple measures. Drugs and surgery are necessary only as a last resort. What is plantar fasciitis? “Fasciitis” means inflammation of the fascia, and can occur in any of the

Ever since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on wearing a mask for those who are vaccinated against COVID-19, our primary care doctors in Delray Beach have been receiving questions from our patients on what it all means. So we thought we’d take this opportunity to try to clear up some confusion. Why the change? The vaccines were originally granted approval based on clinical trial results. However, subsequent testing under real-world conditions has supported the early performance data. For example, a federal study released in late April showed that both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines were highly

According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), more than 31 million Americans experience low back pain every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that it causes more global disability than any other condition. In one study, it was the most common type of pain reported by patients, with 25 percent of U.S. adults reporting low back pain in the prior three months. Because low back pain affects so many of our patients, our primary care doctors in Delray Beach want to explain the various causes and let you know about the many alternatives to opioid drugs and

Our primary care doctors in Delray Beach have received a number of questions about the safety and efficacy of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, so we thought we’d answer them here. Background The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was approved for use in February of this year. Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which use messenger RNA (mRNA) technology, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine uses the more traditional route: an inactivated cold virus that does not replicate in the body. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine provides 73 percent protection against the coronavirus in a single dose, vs. two for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines,

Our primary care doctors in Delray Beach know how disconcerting it can be when the world suddenly starts spinning out of control (vertigo). Or when it feels as if you’re on the deck of a boat in rough waters (dizziness). Or when your head feels as if it’s floating slightly above your body (lightheadedness). Most of the time, these conditions are benign and can be attributed to harmless causes. Occasionally, however, they can signal serious health problems, such as heart attack or stroke. Here’s how to know the difference, and what to do about this common condition. A continuum Dizziness is a catch-all

Great news for our current patients! We will be administering the Moderna coronavirus vaccine to our existing patients only beginning on Monday, May 3, and only in the afternoons. All patients must have an appointment to receive the vaccine. No exceptions will be made for walk-ins. If you already have an appointment with one of our doctors, the vaccine can be given at that time. There’s no need to schedule a separate appointment. Patients who have already received their first dose elsewhere must return to that location for their second dose. For more information, please call our office at (561) 496-7200.

Our family practice doctors at Cohen Medical Associates in Delray Beach are happy to see how many Floridians have received the vaccine for coronavirus. Approximately 25% of us are fully vaccinated, and nearly 40% of us have received at least one dose. Even so, we still have a long way to go to achieve so-called “herd immunity.” This is the point at which enough people have either been vaccinated or have survived COVID-19 to stop its spread. In the meantime, we encourage our patients to continue wearing masks and practice social distancing as much as possible. We know that everyone is eager

Our Delray Beach primary care doctors are always happy when we can recommend non-drug solutions to physical problems. And one of the best prescriptions we can offer is to suggest walking more. This physical activity is free, can be done anywhere at any time, with no special equipment, and by anyone who is ambulatory. Walking requires no training (you’ve been walking since you were a toddler, right?), can be done alone or in groups, and confers an amazing number of benefits. What walking can do for you According to a report in Harvard Health, “Walking can have a bigger impact on disease risk and

Late last month, Florida became the third state (after California and Texas) to surpass two million coronavirus cases, representing 9.3% of the state’s population. When it comes to variants of the COVID-19 virus, however, Florida leads the nation in the number of cases caused by the B.1.1.7 variant, also known as the U.K. variant. Many of our patients have concerns about the variant and its impact on the efficacy of the vaccines. Our family practice doctors in Delray Beach want to bring you up to date on what we know about the COVID-19 variants. The B.1.1.7 variant All viruses mutate. As virus cells

It’s heartbreaking that the coronavirus pandemic has claimed so many lives, and ruined so many others. One of the more recent tragedies our primary care doctors have noted is the suicide of the founder and CEO of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain, who committed suicide last month. According to a statement from his family, Kent Taylor had battled “unbearable” post-COVID-19-related symptoms. These included severe tinnitus, a loud ringing or buzzing sound in the ears. What is tinnitus According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), tinnitus (pronounced “tin-NY-tus” or “TIN-u-tus”) is commonly described as a ringing in the