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Okay, the headline may be a trifle exaggerated, but our primary care doctors in Delray Beach continue to be impressed with the studies that show the many benefits of coffee. It may not be an actual miracle drug. However, research has found that regular coffee consumption has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease and strokes. Also, a lower risk of heart failure, melanoma, diabetes, liver and prostate cancer, and Parkinson’s disease. And studies have found that the caffeine in two cups of coffee a day provides significant protection against dementia. A study released in November found that individuals who

When the SARS-CoV-2 virus began to ravage the nation nearly two years ago, our primary care doctors in Delray Beach were as frustrated as the rest of the medical community. We had no vaccines, no tests to find out who had COVID-19, and no reliable treatments available. Now, however, we have safe, effective vaccines. Nearly 60% of Americans have received the vaccination against the coronavirus. Rapid at-home test kits, while still in short supply, are becoming more available for a relatively low cost. And now we have several treatments that can shorten the symptoms and duration of the infection in most people. Science marches

Stress is a part of life, especially lately. If you’re alive, there’s no way of escaping it. But there are ways to mitigate it, and the harmful effects it can have on the body. So our primary care doctors in Delray Beach want to explain what’s so dangerous about it, and suggest ways to help control it. Good stress and bad stress All stress isn’t bad. Without a certain amount of stress, we couldn’t survive. In 1936 Dr. Hans Selye defined stress as “the non-specific responses of the body to any demand for change. He then distinguished between “eustress” or good stress, and “distress,”

Our primary care doctors promised to keep you apprised of the latest coronavirus news. This includes the evolving guidance from the government regarding the COVID-19 booster vaccine. So here’s the latest information from the experts. Who is eligible now? Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 booster shots. For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccination, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot six months or more after their initial series: those aged 65 years and older anyone age 18 or older who lives in long-term care settings. This includes those in

Our primary care doctors in Delray Beach were saddened to learn of the death of Gen. Colin Powell last month from COVID-19. We were also concerned to see that some misinformed people took the wrong lesson from his particular case. Several people heard he received a full dosage of the vaccine against the coronavirus. Then, they asked what might seem a logical question: “Then how did he die of COVID?” The answer is, his having received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine wasn’t the whole story. Here’s the rest of it. Complicating factors Colin Powell was 84 years old. His age automatically put him at higher

Aspirin seems like such a benign drug. After all, countless millions have used it since it was invented in 1899 so it must be safe, right? Not necessarily. The fact is that aspirin, like any drug, can have potential side effects. This is why the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced new draft recommendations for those considering taking it to prevent heart attacks or strokes. So our primary care doctors at Cohen Medical Associates in Delray Beach want to explain their recommendations. We also want to share why adults 60 and older should not begin taking aspirin as a preventive measure. The

When former President Clinton was admitted to the hospital with what was described as a urinary tract infection (UTI), many people suspected it was a cover story for some other illness. That’s because women are far more likely than men to contract a UTI. Although the condition is less likely in men, it does happen more often than you think, and the consequences can be deadly. Our primary care doctors have seen too many instances of men ignoring or dismissing their early symptoms because they don’t believe they can catch UTIs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as many as

In the fight to bring the coronavirus under control, our primary care doctors at Cohen Medical Associates in Delray Beach continue to emphasize universal vaccinations as the primary weapon in our arsenal. But rapid at-home test kits for COVID-19 also have a place. Free walk-up testing sites are readily available here in South Florida. Click here or here to find testing sites. There may be times when you can’t get to a testing site, or you’d like something that can give you faster results. This is where rapid at-home tests can be useful. Think of times, for instance, when your workplace or

If you’re eligible for Medicare, our family practice doctors want you to know that you have until Dec. 7 to enroll or to make changes to your existing coverage. This is the so-called Open Enrollment Period, in which you pay nothing to change plans or coverage. So now’s the time to act and switch Medicare coverage. During Open Enrollment you can: change how you get your Medicare coverage—Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan; switch Medicare Advantage Plans (that include or don’t include drug coverage); and, join, switch, or drop a Medicare prescription drug plan. You’ve no doubt been inundated with mail,

Our primary care doctors in Delray Beach hoped that by now the coronavirus pandemic would be largely behind us. The summer wave seems to be receding, but we’re concerned that COVID-19 is keeping people from seeking care for non-coronavirus conditions. “There are individuals who, with rising rates of COVID-19 infection, have been hesitant about coming to the doctor’s office,” Michael Knight told The Washington Post. Knight is a primary care physician and the associate chief quality and population health officer with the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. “And that has allowed for missed opportunities to identify a disease early on or to achieve