Dr. Vicki Bralow’s Health Tips

Who’s Your Doctor?

Whenever I meet a new patient and get their history one of my first questions is “Who was your previous doctor?” and in the 25+ years that I’ve been practicing Family Medicine there’s been a disturbing trend in that answer. Before 2010 the answers were usually “Dr....

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Keto Diet

What is a Ketogenic Diet? Summer is approaching fast and many of my patients are asking about the ketogenic diet to shed some pounds for the bathing suit season. The “keto diet” is not a new fad and has been around for years. It’s having an upsurge in the media where...

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5 Ways To Lose Weight Without Dieting

5 Ways To Lose Weight Without Dieting Diets don’t work. Counting calories is tedious. Half of us are on a “diet” but as a nation we continue to have a major problem with obesity. Obesity promotes heart disease and heart disease is the number one killer in America....

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5 Reasons You May Be Too Tired To “Spring Forward”

5 Reasons You May Be Too Tired To “Spring Forward”  Many people are tired throughout the day and can’t seem to pinpoint why. Tiredness is a big problem affecting close to 20% of adults every day and leading to car accidents, poor work performance and relationship...

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5 Symptoms Of Heart Disease Women Should Not Ignore

Many women have heart disease symptoms that are different from classic chest pain. February is American Heart Month so I wanted to focus on 5 symptoms women may ignore that may indicate heart disease: 1. Fatigue:  What woman isn’t tired? However, when your energy...

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Longevity – the ultimate 2018 New Year’s resolution

While we still haven’t found the Fountain of Youth, here are 10 things you can do in 2018 to live a longer and healthier life:  1. Sleep more - Research suggests that regularly sleeping less than seven hours a night can promote obesity, diabetes, heart disease,...

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Let’s get to the heart of it

The most important reason for patients to have a cardiac stent placed is to unblock an artery if they are having a heart attack. Cardiac stents are also commonly used to relieve symptoms of chest pain during exertion in patients who have narrowed (but not blocked)...

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100% Healthy

  “I'm 100% healthy so I never see my doctor unless I'm really sick...” Sound familiar? I hear this line all the time especially from patients who don't take any medications. I get it. Going to the doctor is an experience you probably don’t look forward to - waiting...

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Sucrose, Glucose and Fructose

Sucrose, glucose and fructose are all simple carbohydrates or simple sugars. Glucose and fructose are individual sugar units and are also called monosaccharides. Sucrose is a sugar molecule made up of both glucose and fructose so sucrose is called a disaccharide. We...

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