Dr. Vicki Bralow’s Health Tips

Telling Your Doctor Your Sexual Orientation

Telling Your Doctor Your Sexual Orientation

As a primary care physician, I need to know your sexual orientation so I can provide you with the healthcare that you deserve. Your sexual orientation is an incredibly important part of your medical history because there are certain screenings and vaccinations that...

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Why Do I Always Get Sick?

Why Do I Always Get Sick?

Why do I always get sick? This is a common question from many of my patients. Most of us don't realize we do a pretty awesome job of infecting ourselves with germs directly from our own homes before we've even left for work! Picture this...maybe...

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Loss of Hearing at Concerts

Loss of Hearing at Concerts

Summertime means outdoor festivals and concerts. Loud music damages hearing and the effects of loud music are cumulative and insidious meaning you just don't realize how badly you're damaging your hearing while enjoying that Jimmy Buffet concert....

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Concierge Medicine for Geriatric Care

Concierge Medicine for Geriatric Care

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently published a study with close to four million adults over 65 years-old comparing the cost of care for those who had a Family Doctor and those who only saw specialists. I want to make it clear that this study found...

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Healthy Tips for a Heat Wave

Healthy Tips for a Heat Wave

A summer holiday weekend stretches in front of us and so does the accompanying heat. Today 92, Saturday 90, Sunday 91, Monday 90, Tuesday 88...you get the picture. But what makes these next days especially uncomfortable is the high humidity. We feel good with humidity...

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Strawberries for Good Health

Strawberries for Good Health

Strawberries. No matter how you dice them - they're an amazing fruit. Diabetic? Strawberries have a low "glycemic index" meaning they release sugars slowly into your blood over a few hours and don't release sugars slowly into your blood over a few hours and...

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