Entries by Daniel Chioko

The 8 Warning Signs of Diabetes: Should You Get Tested?

With more than 30 million adults living with diabetes in the U.S., we all know someone who’s developed this illness. In fact, diabetes has become increasingly common over the last 20 years. During this time period, diagnoses have tripled in the U.S. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 15% of the adult population in […]

What’s Covered In a Men’s Wellness Exam?

Only sixty percent of men go to the doctor for annual physical. And just over forty percent of men will go to the doctor only if they think they have a serious medical condition. These findings from a recent Cleveland Clinic survey raise a few questions, namely, why aren’t men visiting their doctors? Annual Wellness […]

Building a Campfire or Bonfire? Read This First!

The temperature has dropped and that crisp autumn breeze has blown into Nashville. As the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, many Nashvillians will light up the fire pit! Whether you’re going camping at Fall Creek Falls or just enjoying a warm fire in your own backyard, be sure to follow these guidelines […]

Who Should Get Screened for Breast Cancer?

From the supermarket shelves to the TV commercials, you’re probably well aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While funding research and learning more about this cancer is important for both men and women, perhaps the single most important thing you can do is to take care of yourself by getting screened! This month, […]

Warning Signs to Look for In Your Child’s Health

We all want the best for our kids, right? But between soccer practice, homework, extracurriculars, and everything else that fills up the calendar, it can be difficult to monitor our children’s health. With busy family schedules and a variety of commitments, many kids are eating out on-the-go and fending for themselves in many areas of […]

6 Ways to Get Rid of Acid Reflux

Heartburn can be extremely uncomfortable. Worse, chronic heartburn could even put you at risk of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer. If you suffer from heartburn, the gastroenterologists at St. Thomas Medical Group are here for you. Learn more about acid reflux management techniques below… What Is Acid Reflux? Acid reflux is a condition that occurs […]

World Alzheimer’s Month: 10 Signs Every Adult Should Know

According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia, “a collective name for progressive degenerative brain syndromes which affect memory, thinking, behavior and emotion.” Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia account for nine out of ten cases of dementia. Symptoms may include: Memory loss Personality and mood changes Difficulty in performing […]

Should I Get My Thyroid Checked Out?

What is the thyroid? The thyroid is a tiny gland at the base of the neck that has an incredible amount of control over many of the body’s functions. The thyroid is critical in regulating hormones that affect everything from metabolism to body temperature to heart rate. When the thyroid is functioning as normal, we […]

3 Ways to Get Care for Chronic Fatigue

We all experience seasons of our lives that are marked by fatigue and exhaustion. But for people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), sleep deprivation and difficulty with thinking and concentrating isn’t just a phase that lasts a couple weeks or months. Chronic fatigue syndrome is an illness that can have serious effects on many of […]