Health Care at The Somerset

November was diabetes awareness month – why you should care? In 2015, diabetes mellitus was the 7th leading cause of death in the US. In addition, it is a contributory cause of death in other cases. Diabetes is the major cause of blindness in adults (diabetic...

“Getting old is not for sissies.” I often hear this famous quote by Bette Davis. I see the truth of it. I see people struggling with loss – loss of status, loss of independence, loss of a spouse. I see people living with chronic pain –...

We are all aging - every day, little by little. We may not be aware of it, we may ignore it, we may deny it, but one day we look in the mirror and we are greyer, wrinklier, slower. I have been reading an interesting series of...

In June it was World Heart Rhythm Week (04-10 June). It is a very good idea to be aware of your pulse (heartbeat). Is it regular and how fast is your heart beating (beats per minute)? The Normal Heart Rhythm The normal heart beats 60-100 beats per minute – and is...

Myth: “The flu is just a bad cold!” The fact is that in the 2017-2018 flu season, nearly 80 000 Americans died from the flu and flu related complications (more than double the number that died in motor vehicle accidents), and more than 900 000 were hospitalized. The flu...

Myth: “The flu vaccine can cause the flu” This is a very common belief. In fact, a recent study showed that 43% of Americans believe that the flu vaccine can give them flu. But the truth is that the influenza vaccine does not contain any live virus...