What is Lyme Disease?

In the 1970s, there was an epidemic of arthritis, often preceded by a strange, expanding red rash, occurring primarily in children in and around Lyme, CT. The cause of this “Lyme arthritis” was a mystery until investigators discovered that these children had been infected… read more >

I’ve Been Bitten By a Tick! What Do I Do?

More than a dozen tick-borne diseases from a variety of ticks have been identified in the US alone. Some you’ve heard of—Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever—while some are less familiar—babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and Heartland virus. The most common is Lyme disease, caused by… read more >

Can Too Much Caffeine Be Lethal?

It’s the most widely-used stimulant in the world and a daily dose can even come with a slew of health benefits. But can caffeine kill you? According to a recent report by Lorain County Coroner Steven Evans, the substance is precisely what caused 18-year-old… read more >

Do Weight Loss Supplements Work?

If the majority of your health tips are coming from the high-definition mouths of daytime TV doctors, you may want to reconsider your sources. One of America’s favorite celebrity MDs, Mehmet Oz, faced harsh criticism from Chairman Claire McCaskill, D-MO when he recently appeared… read more >

Meet Scholarship Winner Rory Nicolaides

When One Medical Group announced its inaugural scholarship competition, which would award a $10,000 scholarship to one exceptional third-year medical student with a passion for primary care, the applications came pouring in. With¬†over 100 impressive applicants from 32 different schools, the¬†judges had their work… read more >

Seafood is Safe for Pregnant Women

Seafood has long been an item on the “avoid” list for pregnant women–until now. Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued updated recommendations regarding fish consumption in pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who might become… read more >

Drugs to Treat Erectile Dysfunction

With the approval of avanafil (Stendra), a fourth drug has joined the pack in the battle against erectile dysfunction (ED) alongside sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra). So it’s a good time to take a look at how effective and safe these drugs… read more >