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The Many Causes of Chest Pain Sep 9th, 2020

Chest pain is a hallmark symptom of a heart attack, but there are many other reasons that could explain your chest pain. While experiencing chest pain is often scary, it’s best to avoid jumping to conclusions and instead seek the advice of a health care professional. Millions of Americans experience...

Am I Overweight? Aug 17th, 2020

People worry every day about their weight. Whether you’ve recently put on some extra pounds, or if you’ve harbored insecurities about your body shape for years, you might wonder: Am I overweight? The science around diet and weight loss is more complex than many realize. You could benefit significantly from...

Internal Medicine and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jul 12th, 2020

The goal of internal medicine is to prevent, diagnose, and treat internal diseases and keep you healthy using the latest scientific information and clinical expertise. This includes a spectrum of diseases that affect adults.  As we navigate through the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, building a collaborative bond with your internal medicine...

7 Crucial Precautions to Take in Summer When You Have Diabetes Jun 8th, 2020

Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires daily management. To properly care for yourself, you must manage your medication, attend more doctor visits than people without diabetes, understand how diet and exercise impact your disease, and so much more. When it comes to diabetes, summertime isn’t carefree.  Here are seven...

The Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes May 12th, 2020

Over 10% of the United States’ population has diabetes, and 1 in 4 of those adults don’t even know they have it. Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, it’s important to learn the differences between them so you can know how to manage your condition and maintain...

Can Shingles Cause Chest Pain? Apr 27th, 2020

If you know anything about shingles, you probably envision the painful sores that result. But did you know that shingles can cause chest pain, too? This uncomfortable condition affects 1 in 3 Americans at some point. At Sure Medical Care in Elmhurst, New York, our highly trained doctors are internal...

Could You Have High Blood Pressure and Not Know it? Mar 30th, 2020

High blood pressure is often called a silent killer because you may not know your blood pressure is dangerously high until you start showing symptoms. Perhaps that’s why, as of 2018, an estimated 103 million people, roughly half of US adults, had high blood pressure. So, yes, you could have...

Start Your Year off Right With an Annual Physical Feb 24th, 2020

If you’re looking for proven ways to protect your long-term health, nothing compares to practicing great preventive care. But what does that mean exactly? In a nutshell, it centers around regular annual physical exams with a primary care provider you can trust.  As experienced primary care providers, Dr. Hertzel Sure...

When to Consider a Medical Weight Loss Program Jan 1st, 2020

You want to lose weight, but for whatever reason, it’s just not happening. You’ve tried every diet and exercise program out there, but the weight still won’t come off. Even when you manage to drop a few pounds, the weight always seems to come right back. But, what can you...

How to Prevent Prediabetes From Turning Into Full-Blown Diabetes Dec 2nd, 2019

If you've recently been diagnosed with prediabetes, you might be wondering what’s next. Are you destined to become a full-blown diabetic or is there something you can do to prevent it?  At Sure Medical Care, we want you to know that having a higher blood sugar level than normal doesn't...