Advanced Integrative Medicine Blog:

Heart Attacks in Women

Women are doing it all these days – the work/life balance isn’t easy. They are putting in extra hours at the office while managing an active home, kids schedules, meals, errands, relationships and daily life. There’s a lot of stress, a lot of dining out and not a lot of time to exercise. It’s no …continue reading.

Lose the Resolutions!

We see it every January. Patients set New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, eat better, and get into shape. Gyms fill up with enthusiastic newbies and social media newsfeeds overwhelm us with tips and fad diets, promising us quick weight loss and abs in 30 days. All this information can seem exhausting, restrictive and frustrating. …continue reading.

Pelvic, Paps and Checkups, OH MY!

Ladies! We want you to take care of yourself. Often women ignore their female health concerns because they are too busy with their studies, career, kids or all of the above. Although guidelines have changed for pap smears and cervical cancer screenings, your annual exam is still very important to your overall health and well-being. …continue reading.

Zika Virus Concerns

With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games just a few weeks away, the anxiety about the spread and transmission of the Zika virus remains a global concern. Scientists are calling for the Olympic Committee to move the games out of Rio, seemingly the “epicenter’ for the Aedes mosquito that transmits the infection. Just this week, golfer …continue reading.

What to expect if you need an MRI

Your doctor just ordered an MRI. You are not sure what to expect and you are not even sure what an MRI is. We are here to help. Usually a doctor will recommend Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) when an x-ray of the offending area does not provide enough detail to make a diagnosis. Unlike x-rays …continue reading.

Dizziness or Vertigo?

Have you ever had the feeling that the world was spinning around you, yet you weren’t moving? It’s the feeling you get when you get off an amusement park ride… without the ride and without the relief. That’s vertigo. It can be debilitating and be a sign of other diseases. But what is the difference …continue reading.

Staying Healthy During Holiday Travel

More than 20 million people take to the sky to travel during the holiday months, and some are spreading more than holiday cheer. In, fact, 51% of air travelers say that they would rather fly while infected with the flu than pay a $150 fee to change their flight. That is something to think about …continue reading.

Mosquitoes 101

Thanks to this summer’s record rainfall, the mosquitoes are out in full force, making it almost impossible to be outside, even during the day. They are more than a nuisance. Mosquitoes may carry a number of deadly diseases, including malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, West Nile virus and encephalitis. Read on to discover what you …continue reading.

Measles and the MMR Vaccine

From Disneyland in California, to a local daycare in the Northwest suburbs, the subject of measles and the MMR vaccine is unavoidable – online, in the newspaper and on the playground. Most recently, Jimmy Kimmel stepped into the conversation by airing a “PSA” on his own show, “Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel!” with real doctors …continue reading.

Happy YOU Year!

 Tips on keeping your new year’s resolutions all year long! A new year holds the promise of starting over, improving yourself or just getting back on track after weeks and weeks of overindulging on family dinners, egg nog and cookies! It’s time to focus on YOU! Whether your resolution is to lower your cholesterol, lose …continue reading.