Category: Primary Care Jacksonville

Posted on: January 15, 2018 Posted by: Rene Pulido M.D. Comments: 0

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jacksonville seniors
Posted on: January 11, 2018 Posted by: Rene Pulido M.D. Comments: 0

Getting older can seem daunting­—greying hair, wrinkles, forgetting where you parked the car.

Getting older can seem daunting­—greying hair, wrinkles, forgetting where you parked the car. All jokes aside, aging can bring about unique health issues. With seniors accounting for 12 percent of the world’s population­–and rapidly increasing to over 22 percent by 2050–it’s important to understand the challenges faced by people as …

5 Common Health Issues Seniors Face
Posted on: January 9, 2018 Posted by: Rene Pulido M.D. Comments: 0

5 Common Health Issues Seniors Face

There are some common health issues faced by all adults  of any age. For elderly people, these health issues can have a great deal of consequence for the loved one’s health. They are already getting to a stage in life where they want and need to slow things down a …

Older Adult Values
Posted on: January 8, 2018 Posted by: Rene Pulido M.D. Comments: 0

Cultural Values Do Not Give Priority to Providing Services and Support for Older Adults

Despite improvements in health care that have increased the life expectancy of persons throughout the world, aging is still viewed by many Americans with fear and trepidation. Two of the most beautiful words in the English language–“nursing” and “home”–when put together in the term “nursing home” have become a symbol …

Posted on: January 5, 2018 Posted by: Rene Pulido M.D. Comments: 0

Financial Issues Drive Health Care Choices for Many Older Adults

Older adults and their families face many financial issues in acquiring treatments and resources to support health. Financial resources can be quickly drained by paying for multiple prescriptions for chronic conditions (Center on an Aging Society, 2002; Merck Institute, 2002), inadequate reimbursement for mental health services (Merck Institute), and the lost …

elderly
Posted on: January 4, 2018 Posted by: Rene Pulido M.D. Comments: 0

Older Adults Need Help Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions

Between 1900 and 2000, life expectancy in the United States increased from 51 to 80 years for women and from 48 to 74 years from men (Population Reference Bureau, 2002). As Americans have increased their years of life, the prevalence of chronic conditions associated with age has also increased. It …

obesity
Posted on: January 3, 2018 Posted by: Rene Pulido M.D. Comments: 0

WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF YOU ARE OBESE?

Obesity is the condition of being grossly fat or overweight, it is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health.  Obesity is a condition that is associated with having an excess of body fat, defined by …

Posted on: January 2, 2018 Posted by: Rene Pulido M.D. Comments: 0

What is High Blood Pressure or Hypertension?

What is High blood pressure or Hypertension, it is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure usually does not cause symptoms. Long term high blood pressure, however, is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart …

Fаmіlу Dосtоrs
Posted on: December 6, 2017 Posted by: Rene Pulido M.D. Comments: 0

Fаmіlу Dосtоrs Аrе Іmроrtаnt То А Реrsоn’s Неаlth

А fаmіlу dосtоr іs еssеntіаl tо аll реорlе whо nееd hеаlth саrе. Dосtоrs hеlр реорlе іn а vаrіеtу оf dіffеrеnt wауs. Тhеу kеер сlоsе rесоrds оf thеіr раtіеnt’s mеdісаl hіstоrу аnd thеу аrе аblе tо dіаgnоsе аnd trеаt реорlе whеn thеу bесоmе іll оr аrе іnјurеd. А fаmіlу рhуsісіаn саn …