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Permanently Remove Your Varicose Veins with Sclerotherapy Dec 1st, 2019

Have you ever avoided the beach or even dismissed going on vacation because of varicose veins in your legs? You certainly aren’t alone. Thirty-three million American adults suffer from this chronic condition, 22 million of which are women. Science has shown that untreated varicose veins can lead to a decline...

Incorporating Dermal Fillers into Your Wellness Routine Nov 1st, 2019

To look and feel your best, you need to take good care of your body. A wellness routine helps ensure that you maintain healthy habits by building them into your routine. Dermal fillers are easy to incorporate into any wellness routine.  At Personal Primary Care in Springfield and East Longmeadow,...

A Beginner's Guide to Botox: 5 Tips to Prepare for Your First Treatment Oct 1st, 2019

Botox® continues to grow in popularity. In fact, according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Botox injections have surged by 22% since 2013. It’s no wonder, considering that Botox has both excellent cosmetic and medical benefits.  In addition to smoothing fine lines and giving you a...

The Link Between Diabetes and Obesity Sep 1st, 2019

If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, you’re considered obese and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes — a serious health condition that could lead to heart disease, blindness, or amputation. At Personal Primary Care in the Springfield, Massachusetts, area, we treat overweight...

What's the Difference Between Weight Loss and Fat Loss? Aug 1st, 2019

It’s no secret that losing weight is hard. From changing your diet to ramping up your workouts to battling cravings, weight loss requires some serious lifestyle changes. Even when the effort is all there, things can sometimes turn south. If you’re seeing changes on the scale, but not in your...

Why Is High Cholesterol Such a Big Deal? Jul 12th, 2019

Although the link between cholesterol numbers and heart disease was uncovered in the early 1960s, the dietary connection wasn’t really taken seriously by the general public until the 1980s. As cardiovascular research continued, more was revealed regarding consumption of dietary fats and cholesterol, naturally occurring cholesterol (your liver makes it),...

Losing Weight in Your Sleep Is Not a Dream Jun 21st, 2019

You probably don’t have sweet dreams of carrot sticks, hard-boiled eggs, and a handful of almonds, but what if your sleep habits could contribute to weight loss as your eating habits can? While you won’t magically wake up after one night’s sleep looking slim and feeling two sizes smaller, your...

The Most Effective Exercises for Weight Loss May 14th, 2019

Exercise is one of the weapons in your weight loss arsenal. Why? Because it does two things. First of all, exercising requires energy, and your body measures energy in calories. If you use more calories than you eat, then your body is forced to use its reserves: your fat. Dr....

Understanding When Your Headache Requires a Doctor Visit Apr 19th, 2019

Headaches have a way of hijacking your life, as you cope with both the discomfort and the inability to think clearly because of head pain. While headaches are part and parcel of life, often accompanying other illnesses or coming on after a long, stressful day, there are times when you...

5 Reasons Why the Keto Diet Is The Best Way to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals Mar 29th, 2019

A ketogenic, or keto, the diet includes lots of butter, bacon, egg yolks, and cheese, while limiting meat and severely limiting carbohydrates — allowing only small amounts of them in green vegetables and mushrooms. Macronutrient ratios of a keto diet vary slightly depending on your goals, but usually, 75% of...

Dr. Khan’s Guide to Eating Smart Jul 6th, 2018

It's hard for most of us to figure out what the heck we should eat. My mentor, Dr. Mark Hyman, has written a book titled What the Heck Should I Eat. It's a fascinating guide to what I call smart eating. Regardless, this 4th of July I am sharing my personal...

Benefits of Sleep Jun 26th, 2018

With our busy lives, sometimes our sleep takes a back seat. But did you know a short sleep duration is one of the strongest risk factors for obesity and weight gain? Not getting enough zzz's at night can cause you to gain weight—which is the opposite of what you want...

Consequences of Obesity Jun 5th, 2018

In the United States, obesity is the second most cause of death, after tobacco use. Obesity is a chronic disease linked to a number of health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, depression, sleep apnea, and more. There are many benefits of fat loss and weight...