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How to Prevent Losing Height as You Age Nov 7th, 2022

You notice that you’re now seeing eye-to-eye with a once taller parent or, perhaps, you’ve lost an inch of height yourself. Age-related height loss is largely caused by a loss of bone density as you age, and there are ways to safeguard your bone health to prevent or slow down...

5 Foods That Can Help Lower Your Blood Pressure Oct 1st, 2022

The food you consume directly impacts your health, including your blood pressure. Some foods can help decrease it, while others can have the reverse effect. In fact, your diet is so vital to your blood pressure that what you eat can prevent and, as well as remedy high blood pressure,...

Why You Need a Flu Vaccine Every Year Sep 1st, 2022

As the season starts to change, with temperatures dropping, daylight hours growing shorter, and children heading back to school, it’s time to start thinking about your annual flu shot. Each year, new strains of the flu put millions of Americans on their backs with symptoms, such as fever, vomiting, and...

5 Common Health Issues That Can Strike After 50 Aug 4th, 2022

The health issues that strike after age 50 don’t come out of the blue. Though they’re diagnosed at that age, the underlying disease gradually develops for years before you notice signs of a problem. You can prevent most chronic diseases with routine wellness visits that catch them early. But by the time...

Summer Travel Tips For Patients With Diabetes Jul 7th, 2022

When you have diabetes, your body doesn’t properly use or create enough of the hormone insulin. As a result, you can quickly develop high glucose, or blood sugar, levels, leading to a broad range of issues, from nerve damage to heart disease. And in certain ways, summertime heat and travel may...

How To Lower Your Risk for Age-Related Dementia Jun 8th, 2022

The thought of developing age-related dementia is frightening, no matter your age. Fortunately, you can do much to keep your brain in shape as you age, and most of these healthy habits also benefit your heart, bones, and joints. Our team of primary care specialists and geriatric care experts at Healthstone Primary Care Partners in Weston,...

10 Foods That Help Ease Your Arthritis Pain May 5th, 2022

Arthritis is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the United States, affecting more than 58 million people, and causing pain that affects mobility and function. The best arthritis care is early care.  Many people get relief from their arthritis pain with over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory medications. But if...

Could You Be Among the Millions of Americans Who Have Hypertension and Don't Know It? Apr 4th, 2022

High blood pressure, or hypertension, quietly damages your blood vessels and organs without showing outward symptoms. You usually don’t know you have high blood pressure until you’ve reached a crisis state.  Almost half of the adults in the United States have high blood pressure, and a significant amount of them don’t know...

Who Should Have an STD Test and How Often? Mar 3rd, 2022

Wondering if you could possibly have an STD? Think you’re safe because you don’t have any symptoms? Many STDs don’t cause any symptoms and can be passed to others easily with neither party being the wiser. While thinking about this fact can be uncomfortable, it’s best for everyone’s health to...

Is Chest Pain Ever Normal? Feb 8th, 2022

Pain is your body’s built-in warning system. And though some pains are short-lived and no big deal, it’s safe to assume that chest pain is never normal.  The tricky part is figuring out why your chest is hurting. Because there are a variety of reasons why you’re experiencing chest pain,...

How a Pap Smear Can Save Your Life Jan 1st, 2022

If a simple lab study existed that might detect abnormalities in your cells before they develop into an invasive and life-threatening disease, you’d probably sign up quickly — like yesterday. Schedule your visit now, because the Pap smear does just that. Well known for its outstanding commitment to women and...

5 Important Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling This Holiday Season Dec 1st, 2021

Holiday travel is back this year, but you still need to be mindful to stay safe and infection-free. Even if you’re fully vaccinated and got your flu shot, wearing masks and washing your hands is a must on airplanes and strongly advised in any public areas. At Healthstone Primary in...

5 Tips for Keeping Your Diabetes In Check Over the Holidays Nov 1st, 2021

The holiday season is full of delicious temptations and treats that can derail even the healthiest eaters. Holiday food and cheer cause millions of Americans to gain weight every holiday season.  But for over 34 million Americans living with diabetes, the stakes are higher than carrying a few extra pounds....

Why Exercise is Essential When You Have Arthritis and the Best Ways to Get Moving Oct 4th, 2021

Did you know that exercise is one of the most effective treatments for arthritis? Though many people worry that exercise may harm their arthritic joints, staying active does the opposite: It helps slow down the progressive joint damage. If you think you just can’t tolerate exercise, remember that you only...

Why You Should Never Let High Blood Pressure Go Untreated Sep 1st, 2021

More than 68 million Americans are walking around with hypertension, many of whom don’t even know it.  If you’re one of them, your blood is slamming into the walls of your arteries with every heartbeat and causing damage that can lead to dangerous health conditions. At Healthstone Primary Care, with...

Hearing Loss May Raise Your Risk of Dementia Aug 17th, 2021

Do you think of hearing loss as a frustrating or annoying problem that leads to loud televisions or strained conversations? While it is all that, hearing loss can also cause changes in the brain that increase your chances of dementia.  Unfortunately, even mild hearing loss can double your risk of...

Don’t Let Diabetes Sneak Up on You: Know These 6 Early Signs Jul 16th, 2021

It’s estimated that more than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes. But of those 34 million, nearly 8 million are undiagnosed.  Could you be among those who have diabetes and don’t know it?  At Healthstone Primary Care, with offices in Weston, Pembroke Pines, and Davie, Florida, our...

3 Injections That Can Relieve Joint Pain Jun 22nd, 2021

If you’re living with chronic joint pain that hasn’t improved with first-line treatments, such as oral anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy, you may benefit from joint injections. For many individuals suffering from joint pain, joint injections can reduce the pain and inflammation caused by certain conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid...

Are You at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease? May 11th, 2021

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Around 5.8 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for 60%-80% of dementia cases. While you can’t completely prevent Alzheimer’s disease, you can make changes now that might lower your risk. Our team of compassionate health care providers here at Healthstone Primary...

Lifestyle Management Tips if You’re at Risk for Falls Apr 4th, 2021

Falling is a major cause of disability in older adults. Every year, 36 million older adults fall, and 3 million of them end up in the emergency room.  Aging brings on chronic conditions that increase your chance of falling. If you have diabetes, peripheral neuropathy in your feet, Parkinson’s disease,...

Vaccines and Boosters Every Adult Should Have Mar 1st, 2021

Vaccines and boosters are a routine and vital part of health care for most children and teens in the United States. At Healthstone Primary, Dr. Hector Fabregas and his team, offer adults the many health benefits of vaccinations and boosters they need. Some are age-specific, such as the pneumonia vaccine,...

What's Causing Your Chest Pain? (Heart Health Month) Feb 15th, 2021

Chest pain can be really scary. You’ve seen heart attacks depicted in film and on TV. You know that they can be fatal. So when you first feel a sharp or throbbing pain in your chest, you may worry that it’s coming from your heart.  If you think you’re having...

The Link Between Nutrition and Arthritis Pain Jan 1st, 2021

With nearly 55 million people in the United States diagnosed with arthritis (a number that’s expected to climb over 78 million by 2040), it’s more important than ever to tackle the problem from every angle, including nutrition. At Healthstone Primary, Dr. Hector Fabregas and his team believe that excellent health...

7 Tips for Managing Your Diabetes Over the Holidays Dec 8th, 2020

For many, the holidays are a break from the usual routine. It’s a time filled with celebrations and festivities that often center around food. If you have diabetes, you may find it harder to enjoy this festive time of year. The disruption to your usual schedule and all the tempting...