The Link Between Your Body’s Physical and Mental Health Explained

Posted by Dr. Helen Ede on May 30, 2020 9:27:38 AM

Recent data reveals that more people in the U.S. are reporting significant and sustained increases in symptoms of depression and anxiety due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we continue to adjust to our “new normal” and try our best to stay healthy physically, it is equally important to remember to take care of your mental health, as it is closely tied to your body’s overall wellness.

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Topics: Internal Medicine, Primary Care Physician, Diabetes, Womens' Health, Weight Loss, Mens' Health

Long-Term Effects of Alcohol on the Brain, Kidneys and Liver

Posted by Dr. Helen Ede on Apr 28, 2020 4:33:18 PM

Alcohol sales continue to surge as the U.S. is forced to shelter at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, alcoholic beverage sales have increased by 55% in 2020 compared to last year. While opting for a few drinks during the week is not a cause for concern, it’s important to be mindful of the long-term health effects of chronic alcohol use.   

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Topics: Internal Medicine, Primary Care Physician, Womens' Health, Mens' Health

6 Types of Coughs and What They Mean

Posted by Dr. Helen Ede on Apr 20, 2020 3:18:23 PM

A cough is your body’s way of releasing air to clean some type of irritation in the throat or airways, such as dust. An occasional cough is considered normal and is rarely a cause for concern. However, if a cough persists for weeks and produces discolored or bloody mucus, it can be a symptom of an underlying illness or condition.

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Topics: Primary Care Physician, Womens' Health, Allergies, Mens' Health

How Do You Know If You Have Lyme Disease? Here are the Signs to Watch Out for this Spring

Posted by Dr. Helen Ede on Mar 23, 2020 4:02:00 PM

As we head into spring, it’s important that you and your family are aware of Lyme disease and the symptoms to watch out for, as Lyme disease is most common in spring and early summer. If you’re a Connecticut resident, you should be especially cautious about developing Lyme disease as it is prevalent. In fact, Connecticut is one of the 14 states that accounts for 95% of all Lyme disease cases in the U.S. Each year, approximately 30,000 Connecticut residents are diagnosed with Lyme disease.

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Topics: Primary Care Physician, Womens' Health, Mens' Health

Men’s Health Screening Checklist for Every Age

Posted by Dr. Helen Ede on Mar 2, 2020 5:30:00 AM

If you’re a man who avoids or dreads going to the doctor, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent study found that men, in particular, may have a more negative attitude toward going to the doctor regularly than women do. The study revealed that nearly two-thirds of male respondents said that they avoid going to the doctor for as long as possible. In addition, 72% of male respondents said that they would rather do household chores than go to the doctor. Whether it is out of fear, inconvenience or perceived costs of visiting the doctor, the consequences of skipping out on recommended healthcare screenings and check-ups is dire.

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Topics: Mens' Health

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