Internal medicine doctors — also called internists — provide comprehensive primary care for patients ages 16 and over. They are experts on your body's internal system. Many also have special expertise in conditions common to adults like diabetes and heart disease.
Stay Healthy: Back to Basics
Take Your Vitamins
We go in-depth with the experts on whether or not multivitamins and supplements really make a difference for your and your family in this vitamin blog series.
We all know we should eat healthy. But how to do so is a different story.
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Cholesterol: Why it Counts
Did you know that one-third of Americans have high levels of "bad" cholesterol? And that high cholesterol tends to go undiagnosed in women?
Talk to your primary care doctor about getting your cholesterol levels tested. While high cholesterol can put you at risk for coronary artery disease and sudden cardiac death, diet and exercise can make a big difference.
Find out more about the gender differences in cholesterol levels.
Cholesterol Types: What Do They Mean?
Good cholesterol? Bad cholesterol? What's the difference, and why does it matter?
For anyone challenged by trying to lower their cholesterol through diet and exercise, read this story about finding the right balance for heart health.