Harmful Dietary Supplements

  With the help of an expert panel of independent doctors and dietary-supplement researchers, Consumer Reports identified 15 supplement ingredients that are potentially harmful. The risks include organ damage, cancer, and cardiac arrest. The severity of these...
Advanced Directives

Advanced Directives

This is a written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment, made to ensure those wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate them to their doctors or family. If you would like Advance Directive forms, please ask. This does...
Antibiotics

Antibiotics

Antibiotics are a large group of medications which treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics play an important role in modern medicine, however their overuse is well documented and associated with a host of secondary problems. Health care professionals are trained to...
Bone Density Screening

Bone Density Screening

For average risk women, screening bone density exams are recommended at age 65. If you are younger than 65 and believe you are at increased risk, you can calculate your risk at www.shef.ac.uk/FRAX

Aortic Aneurysm Screening

If you are male and a current or former smoker, a one-time screening with ultrasound is recommended between the ages of 65-75. Please also let us know if aneurysms of any sort run in your immediate family.