All posts by Dr. Nicholas Kaloudis
SUMMER TIPS !!!
1) The arrival of summer means days at the pool, beach, family picnics, baseball and other outdoor activities. Here are some tips to keep you and your family physically active in the warmer months: Hydrate! Drink plenty...
- Posted June 26, 2016
What Should we Check at the DR’s Office?
A Wellness Blood Test Panel, is a baseline assessment of one’s health and contains separate laboratory tests. These tests should be checked by your primary care physician at least once per year, for anyone over the age of 18. Here...
- Posted April 30, 2016
What is the Zika virus?
Concerns are growing over the mosquito-borne illness known as Zika virus, which has been spreading through Central and South America and is believed to be linked to a surge in serious birth defects in Brazil. The U.S....
- Posted March 24, 2016
With the Holiday Season Upon Us…
With the holiday season upon us, food is everywhere. From festive holiday parties to dinners with friends and family, let’s face it, this time of year tends to center around food. And, it is perfectly OK to...
- Posted January 10, 2016
Infertility & Women
Infertility is the inability of a sexually active couple, not using any birth control, to get pregnant after one year of trying. For pregnancy to occur, several things have to happen: an egg must develop in the...
- Posted December 5, 2015
The Thyroid Gland is located in the lower front of the neck, below the larynx, and above the collarbone. A thyroid nodule is a lump on the thyroid gland. Thyroid nodules are common and detected in about...
- Posted October 26, 2015
Fall Back into Shape after Summer
There are many reasons why you might stop working out for an extended period of time, including injury, giving birth, work, and that beautiful summer vacation! On returning to exercise, you may find that your body feels...
- Posted September 25, 2015
The Summer Sun
Chances are that you will swim outdoors at some point this summer. Whether you swim under the sun here, or in our beloved Greece, protecting your skin is critical to your health now, and in the long term. Let’s...
- Posted June 28, 2015
Hypertension or high blood pressure, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is higher than it should be. This requires the heart to work harder than normal to circulate blood through...
- Posted May 18, 2015
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by a state of chronic fatigue that persists for more than 6 months, has no clear cause, and is accompanied by cognitive difficulties. More recently, the US Institute of...
- Posted April 11, 2015
Stress And Test Anxiety
Stress exists when the adaptive capacity of the individual is overwhelmed by events. For each individual, stress is subjectively defined, and the response to stress is a function of each person’s personality and physiologic endowment. Anxiety can...
- Posted February 18, 2015
How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
We all will attend parties and office gatherings to share a few festive moments with family, friends, colleagues and lots and lots of food. But when the holiday season is finally over, the scale reveals that we’ve...
- Posted December 24, 2014
THE EBOLA VIRUS CRAZE: The Facts
The disease caused by the Ebola virus in humans is similar in its clinical manifestations, differing only in severity and case-fatality rate. Of note, despite the traditional name of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, bleeding is not a common...
- Posted November 14, 2014
High blood calcium (Hypercalcemia)
Calcium is a mineral found mostly in your bones, where it builds and maintains bone strength. A small amount of calcium is also found in muscle and blood cells, where it plays several important roles: It helps...
- Posted October 19, 2014
Metabolism and Weight
Metabolism occurs in the cells of all life. In humans, these chemical reactions sustain life, allowing us to grow, reproduce and maintain our health in response to our environment. Metabolism involves a complex network of hormones and...
- Posted September 13, 2014
Vitamin D, Calcium, and Bone Health
Bone is a living tissue that is constantly breaking down and being replaced. Throughout your life, your body balances the loss of bone with the creation of new bone. You reach your highest bone mass at about...
- Posted June 7, 2014
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes are conditions in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal. The pancreas, an organ located just behind the stomach, produces insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps move glucose from...
- Posted April 16, 2014
Anabolic Steroids are drugs that are forms of the hormone testosterone. They are known for their effects on muscle. However, they also have effects like growth of facial hair, deepening of the voice, and changes in behavior....
- Posted January 15, 2014
Infertility and Women
Infertility is the inability of a sexually active couple, not using any birth control, to get pregnant after one year of trying. For pregnancy to occur, several things have to happen: An egg must develop in the...
- Posted December 14, 2013
Low Testosterone in Men
Testosterone is the most important sex hormone that men have. It is responsible for the typical male characteristics, such as facial, pubic, and body hair as well as muscle. This hormone also helps maintain sex drive, sperm...
- Posted November 13, 2013
The adrenal glands located on top of our kidneys, make hormones that are essential for body functions. The outer layer (cortex) of the adrenal glands makes three types of steroid hormones. In adrenal insufficiency, the cortex does...
- Posted October 10, 2013
The thyroid gland is located in the lower front of the neck below the larynx (Adam’s Apple) and above the collarbone. A thyroid nodule is a lump on the thyroid gland. Thyroid nodules are common and detected...
- Posted September 7, 2013