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Your primary care doctors at Cohen Medical Associates in Delray Beach, Florida, sometimes encounter patients who have questions and even reservations about being vaccinated or having their children vaccinated. In addition, several recent reports about the effects of not having children vaccinated have caused us concern, so we decided to try to clear up some of the myths and misconceptions about vaccines. News report: A school in Asheville, North Carolina, has 36 children as of last month who have contracted chicken pox because a preponderance of the children’s parents have used a religious exemption in the law to keep their

You may get tired of hearing your primary care doctors in Delray Beach, at Cohen Medical Associates, talk about exercise so often, but there’s a good reason for it: It’s the best thing you can do to remain healthy, or to recover from illness or chronic disease. Exercise benefits Here’s just a partial list of the types of disorders that can be alleviated or prevented by regular exercise: heart disease diabetes asthma back pain arthritis insomnia Parkinson’s disease multiple sclerosis chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) anxiety and depression dementia, gallstones obesity diverticulitis osteoporosis peripheral vascular disease at least eight different types of

More than 24 million Americans have diabetes. It’s estimated that approximately six million of those don’t even know they have it. Because November is American Diabetes Month, your primary care doctors in Delray Beach, Florida, at Cohen Medical Associates would like to focus on ways you can prevent this common and deadly disease. Facts on diabetes Untreated, diabetes can lead to nerve damage, circulation problems, and a higher risk of heart disease. It’s the leading cause of blindness and kidney failure among adults, and overall is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) explains that

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.