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Is Stress Causing Your Hypertension? Oct 1st, 2019

About one in three adults in the United States have high blood pressure, or hypertension - that’s about 75 million adults. The problem is that many people don’t even know they have the condition, which is sometimes called the “silent killer” because there are no warning signs or symptoms.  If...

Myths and Facts About Laser Hair Removal Sep 1st, 2019

The reason laser hair removal has remained a popular choice for anyone tired of waxing and shaving is that it’s generally considered safe and effective. But don’t trust just anyone to do it.  Dr. Nicole Kimzey and our team at Girard Internal Medicine are highly qualified and experienced in internal...

Are Spider Veins a Health Risk? Aug 16th, 2019

If you have spider veins, you may be wondering if they are just uncomfortable and unsightly or if the issue goes deeper. In most cases, spider veins are not a health risk, but there are times when spider veins may become serious. Even when they aren’t, many patients decide to...

The Best Foods to Eat to Lower Your Cholesterol Jul 22nd, 2019

Dietary changes can have a significant impact on your blood cholesterol levels, helping prevent serious complications down the road, such as atherosclerosis, heart disease, and stroke.  According to Harvard Health Publishing, half of all heart disease deaths are preventable with proper lifestyle changes. These changes include eating a diet low...

The Link Between Diabetes and Obesity Jun 14th, 2019

Maintaining a healthy weight is a struggle many people are familiar with. In the United States alone, the weight loss industry is worth $66 billion, yet something isn’t working. Americans want to lose weight, but many fail to do so. It’s estimated that 160 million Americans are overweight or obese....

Scars, Spots, and Stretch Marks: Lasers Can Treat Them All May 14th, 2019

It’s safe to say virtually no one has a naturally flawless complexion. And as we get older, those little imperfections seem to become more numerous and more visible. Scars, age spots, sun spots, lines, and stretch marks can all make us look more worn, tired, and older than we’d like....

How Many Treatments Will I Need With Laser Hair Removal? Apr 18th, 2019

Laser hair removal is the best way to remove unwanted hair long-term. It can save you many hours in the future since you’ll no longer need to shave, wax, or tweeze on a regular basis, but laser hair removal isn’t quite instantaneous. In fact, the most desirable results typically occur...

Banish Spider Veins Before Summer Mar 14th, 2019

Spider veins describe a weblike network of red, blue, or purplish veins on your body. These veins develop when a small group of blood vessels close to the surface of your skin becomes dilated. While you can have spider veins anywhere on your body, they're most common on your face...

5 Tips for Managing COPD Symptoms in Winter Feb 28th, 2019

Whether you enjoy skiing down a mountain or walking under the snow-covered trees, winter is a great time for enjoying the outdoors. For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), however, these fun activities can lead to coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Fortunately, there are steps you can take...

Rejuvenate Tired Skin with an Icon Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment Jan 22nd, 2019

Like a well-traveled path through the woods, your wrinkles, age spots, and uneven skin tone can leave your skin looking tired and worn out before its time. Don’t let premature signs of wear-and-tear rob you of your youthful, energetic appearance. Nicole Kimzey, DO, and the skilled team of practitioners at...