Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition that affects 75 million Americans. Davis Bu, MD, an internal medicine physician at the MelroseWakefield Medical Building at 888 Main St. in Wakefield, treats many patients with hypertension. He offered the following four things to know about hypertension. What is hypertension? Blood pressure is determined both by the […]
Recently a mosquito infected with West Nile Virus was discovered in Medford, and several people in Massachusetts have been diagnosed with the disease. For nearly two decades, West Nile Virus has been endemic to New England and cases typically develop during the late summer and early fall. Edward Butler, MD, an infectious diseases specialist with […]
Dear Editor: Moving to a new town and having a second child on the way, I really wanted to make sure that my family would be well cared for. I have now been here 37 years and am thrilled to say that I’ve been fortunate enough to go to the same doctor’s office this whole […]
Dr. Davis Bu, internal medicine, discusses hypertension, or high blood pressure, in this episode of Health Minute. Dr. Bu discusses the new hypertension guidelines as well as risk factors and treatment options.
Winter is a time to hunker down inside, a time to catch up on books you’ve been meaning to read or binge-watch shows you felt too guilty to watch when the weather was warm. But Dr. Jingli Ma, a pulmonologist at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, said it’s also prime time for asthma flare-ups. Here are five things […]
By Crystal Grimes, NP, APN, MSN, Obstetrics & Gynecology Nurse Practitioner in Revere, Mass. Many women don’t think using marijuana while pregnant or breastfeeding is a big deal, but early studies show it can harm baby.
Marijuana is a hot topic, as new debates about its safety and legalization crop up every week. I have conversations with my patients every day about marijuana use during pregnancy.