The Myths and Truths About Belly Fat

by Dr. Epperly of Forum Health, Bloomingdale Many are interested in losing weight, but turn to fad diets and quick fixes to achieve results in a short period of time which can do more harm than good. There are many myths and truths surrounding weight loss that are common in our culture. Read some of […]

An Intro To Genetics And Heart Disease

by Dr. William Epperly of Forum Health, Bloomingdale When we go to the doctor for a regular check-up, most of the time, we’re asked if we have a family history of heart disease. We also are usually somewhat concerned if parents or siblings have had a stroke or heart attack at an early age. That’s […]

The Effects of the Covid-19 Epidemic on Men

Men, have you been affected mentally, physically, or emotionally by the COVID-10 epidemic? Many men do not realize the cumulative effects of chronic stress, though they can be damaging. From the Cleveland Clinic: “A new national survey by Cleveland Clinic reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting both the mental and physical health of men […]

Men – “A Pause” About Hormones

by Dr. Connie Casebolt MD When we hear about hormone imbalance we tend to picture menopausal women suffering through hot flashes and mood swings. Although most women do experience hormonal imbalance, men can suffer from it as well. Though not as well known, male hormone imbalance can be just as difficult to treat. In fact, […]

Treating, Not Just Preventing, Diabetes with Lifestyle Change

by Dr. Shilpa Saxena MD There is one word that strikes fear in the hearts of every diabetic that I have ever diagnosed in my office.  One word conjures up images of needles, syringes, blood, pricking yourself day in and day out, chasing high blood sugars and low blood sugars to avoid the dismal future […]

Ken’s Recovery Story

by Dr. Shilpa Saxena MD of Forum Health, Tampa It’s story time again. While I enjoy writing educational blogs, my passion lives with patient recovery stories. In the medical world, we call these case studies, but to me that term sounds sterile. These are real people….parents, siblings, children, unique individuals who all have a story […]