Understanding reference ranges is crucial in interpreting lab test results in health and disease. If optimal health is desired, it is essential to understand that they are not always synonymous with optimal function of the body. Understanding reference ranges is crucial to decision-making in managing health & diseases.
Functional medicine offers patients the opportunity to team up with a doctor who truly listens to them, is open to their preferences, and is committed to uncovering new information and scientific advances that optimize health – seeking to understand and address the root cause of health issues.
A DEXA scan is a useful tool for monitoring body composition & bone density, which are essential in maintaining overall health & preventing chronic diseases – and are especially important for people as they age, including menopausal women, seniors, and people with a history of type 2 diabetes, fractures, or osteoporosis.
Inflammation has been linked to a number of physical and cognitive health issues, but new research is showing that it could play a bigger role in dementia than previously thought. The good news is that there are ways to reduce inflammation in the body, protecting against dementia.
A company called Grail now performs liquid biopsies for early detection of cancer. This simple blood test analyzes DNA fragments using a small sample of blood, looking for tiny pieces of genetic material that are shed by tumors. The process is highly sensitive and accurate, with a detection rate of over 90% and it can detect cancer in its early stages before it spreads.
In this article, experienced Austin, TX integrative medicine physician and hormone expert Dr. Ruthie explains the problem of “flat cortisol curves” and discusses what patients can do to keep cortisol levels in balance for optimal health and longer life.
In this day and age of information overload it’s hard to know what medical information is legitimate and what is a scam. In this article, renowned Austin Texas doctor, Ruthie Harper, MD, explains what ‘integrative’ medicine means – and discusses how it can help patients achieve health, wellbeing, vitality, and longevity!
The holidays can be some of the happiest times of the year, but also some of the most stressful. Year after year, people experience worry, anxiety, and agitation as the season approaches.
When menopause hits, many women experience the classic symptoms of menopause including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and changes in mood or how their brain works. Find out more information about what you can expect during this important stage in your life.
Why is integrative medicine not covered by insurance? Learn more about the reasons your care may not be covered by your health plan.