In the 15 years Dr. Jason Ridgel has practiced for Westshore Primary Care, he’s shown a dedication to building relationships. His work allows him to get to know his patients and help them live a healthy lifestyle. In fact, Dr. Ridgel has been fortunate enough to serve some patients long enough to provide care for four different generations of their family.
After years of care, people get to know their physician. Dr. Ridgel’s patients know that he practices what he preaches, as he’s a major proponent of staying active in his time outside of the doctor’s office.
Smoking is already an unhealthy activity, but there may now be even more evidence that smoking can be deadly for people with rheumatoid arthritis. A study conducted by British researchers and published in Arthritis Care & Researchfound that people diagnosed with arthritis had a much higher risk of death if they smoked than if they were smoke free.
Autism is a disorder that many people have heard of, but not everybody really understands. Also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder, autism actually encompasses many different brain development disorders. April is Autism Awareness Month, so we’ve prepared some answers to some common questions you may have about autism.
When it comes to your health, your kidneys might not be the first thing you think about. Given that more than 26 million people in the U.S. have kidney disease whether they know it or not, kidney health is something every person should take seriously. In honor of National Kidney Month, here are some things you should know about your kidneys.
Getting a good night’s rest may sound like a cliché, but it’s extremely important advice. Sleep isn’t just a time when we shut down and recharge – far from it. Our body is very active while we sleep, as it processes memories and restores our bodies through critical functions.
More than 2.3 million people across the globe are affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), with over 400,000 cases in the U.S. alone. Despite the number of people affected by MS, there are still a lot of unknowns about the disease. In this post, we’re going to cover a few common questions about MS in honor of Multiple Sclerosis Education Month.
The act of eating may be a simple, enjoyable experience for some, but for people who suffer from eating disorders, it can be serious emotional and physical struggle. Eating disorders are complex conditions that can cause serious physical and mental consequences.
Valentine’s Day may have come and went, but chocolate can make for a delicious treat all year round. However, chocolate treats can be an unhealthy addition to your diet if the type and proportion are not monitored carefully. Here are some tips about including chocolate in a healthy diet.
Do you know the most common type of birth defect?
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), around 40,000 babies are born with congenital heart defects every year, making it the most common type of birth defect.
What is a food allergy?
Food allergies are an overreaction of a person’s immune system to a food that is normally tolerated. The immune system reacts by producing antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies attach to cells in skin, lungs and gastrointestinal (GI) tract. If there is ingestion of the food allergen, the cells release chemicals including histamine, which cause food allergy symptoms.