November 30, 2018

A Day in the Life: Managing Diabetes

A Day in the Life: Managing Diabetes
According to the American Diabetes Association, 30.3 million Americans (9.4%) were diagnosed with diabetes by the year 2015. To put that in perspective, this amount is nearly representative of the entire Canadian population. Diabetes has…
October 30, 2018

No More “Heartbreak of Psoriasis”

No More “Heartbreak of Psoriasis”
From Dr. Alan Schliftman, Westmed Dermatologist Psoriasis is a skin ailment that affects two to four percent of the population and may occur at any age. It’s an immune disease in which the skin grows…
April 3, 2018

Coping with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Coping with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not a disease, but a disorder that can interfere with the normal functions of the GI tract, stomach or colon. Westmed wants to bring continued awareness for this functional disorder…
February 9, 2018

What’s New This Year in Heart Health?

What’s New This Year in Heart Health?
February is American Heart Month, and we draw attention to heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer. In a nutshell, here’s what’s new:  High blood pressure is redefined for first time in 14 years: 130 is…
January 12, 2018

Clearing up the Misunderstandings about Glaucoma

Clearing up the Misunderstandings about Glaucoma
The following article was contributed by Dr. Steven Zabin, Westmed Eye Care Specialist: Glaucoma is a very misunderstood disease, and Glaucoma Awareness Month in January is an important time to spread the word about it.  Some…
November 16, 2017

The Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout
The American Cancer Society’s “Great American Smokeout," which always takes place the 3rd Thursday of November, is meant to be a motivator. The idea is if you can quit smoking for a day, then hopefully it will…
November 13, 2017

The Best in Bariatric Surgery

The Best in Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric (weight loss) surgery has been shown to be very effective to improve and sometimes relieve many medical conditions (adult-onset diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol/triglycerides, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, abnormal menses/ infertility, stroke, heart disease,…
November 8, 2017

Preventing and Treating Diabetes

Preventing and Treating Diabetes
One-third of adults have prediabetes, and most of them don’t know it. And 29.1 million people (or 9.3% of the population) actually have diabetes. Before people develop Type 2 diabetes, they almost always have “prediabetes,”…
October 9, 2017

Take Control Over Cholesterol Today

Take Control Over Cholesterol Today
September is National Cholesterol Education Month Cholesterol, a type of fat in the blood, is not totally bad for the bad for the body. Some is needed for building hormones and nerve cells for good…

Living with COPD

Living with COPD
Are you at Risk for COPD?  What Can You Do? A recent report states that smoke from cigarettes blocks self-healing processes in the lungs and, can lead to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.* Current or…