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Posts Dated: April 2018

Diabetes and the Importance of A1C Testing

According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2015 diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. 30.3 million Americans had diabetes, 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older had prediabetes and 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed... Read More

Mon, April 30, 2018 in Blog

Safe Sleep for Your Baby

Many first-time parents and even those that are seasoned have a lot of questions about how to keep their babies safe while sleeping. Although safe sleep can cause a lot of anxiety, there are many ways we can help keep... Read More

Vaccines Q&A with Dr. Ahmed

Vaccines have caused quite a stir in recent years. For those who want to make informed decisions, it can be difficult to weed through all of the information that is available and decipher what is accurate and what is not.... Read More

Auxiliary announces 2018 scholarship winners

  The Oaklawn Auxiliary has selected four area residents to receive $1,250 scholarships to apply to their educational advancement. This year’s recipients are: – Karleigh Ann Butler of Tekonsha, daughter of Raymond and Amy Butler. She is a 2017 graduate... Read More

Wed, April 25, 2018 in News

Dr. Aajay Shah - Health Philosophy

What does a healthy lifestyle look like? Dr. Shah can tell you it’s much more than just waking up, going to work, relaxing at home and going to bed. In fact, most diseases are working silently before symptoms even appear.... Read More

Wed, April 18, 2018 in Blog

Dr. Aajay Shah - Heart Disease in Women

Did you know that the symptoms of heart disease in women are different than the symptoms experienced by men? Dr. Shah explains that although heart disease is preventable, many women continue to die young because their symptoms go unrecognized. Educating... Read More

Wed, April 18, 2018 in Blog

Dr. Aajay Shah - Patient Testimonial with John Flook

Dr. Shah sits down with one of his past patients, John Flook, to discuss heart health and how one procedure changed John’s life. After mentioning to his primary care physician that he was experiencing shortness of breath, John soon discovered... Read More

Wed, April 18, 2018 in Blog

Dr. Aajay Shah - Obesity, Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes

About 70% of the population is overweight or obese. As obesity reaches epidemic proportions, Dr. Shah explains how obesity is directly linked to things like heart disease, pre-diabetes/diabetes, sleep apnea and cancer. In this video, he specifically talks about the... Read More

Wed, April 18, 2018 in Blog

Dr. Aajay Shah - My Personal Journey

Despite being a cardiologist, Dr. Shah admits that even he was guilty of an unhealthy lifestyle. With a BMI of 31, he was classified as obese. This contributed to high blood pressure despite being on two medications, a very poor... Read More

Wed, April 18, 2018 in Blog