Early Influenza A and B Testing Can Help Reduce the Duration of Illness

While sometimes mistaken for the common cold, influenza A and influenza B can have serious symptoms that can sometimes prove life threatening for the very young and old. Fortunately, there are tests available that can determine the presence and strain of the influenza virus. With early detection, specific prescription medications can help reduce the severity… Read more »

A Cholesterol Panel Can Help Prevent Heart Disease

Cholesterol comes in two different types: HDL, which is known as good cholesterol. and LDL, which is known as bad cholesterol. These special lipids pass through the blood, delivering energy to cells or being used as precursors for several different types of hormones. When cholesterol is out of balance, especially if there is a high… Read more »

The Importance of Pre-Operative Medical Clearance

Pre-Operative assessment is required prior to elective surgical procedures in order to ensure the patient is fit to undergo surgery. Surgical procedures and administration of anesthesia are associated with possible complications. The primary goal of preoperative evaluation is to educate the patient of any known or hidden conditions that could potentially cause problems both perioperative… Read more »

A Chest X-Ray Can Reveal Any Number of Medical Issues

The circulatory and respiratory systems are incredibly complex and directly linked to your overall sense of good health and quality of life. Many ailments in the heart and lungs have a few symptoms or a minor symptom might appear just before a significant problem arises. Having a highly experienced internist perform a chest X-ray and… Read more »

Tick Borne Illnesses Need Timely Diagnosis and Professional Treatment

All across America, tick-borne illnesses continue to pervade and, in some cases, increase. With many of these illnesses, like anaplasmosis and Lyme disease, have symptoms that can easily be masked as something else. Without professional diagnosis and treatment by a trained and experienced internist, these conditions can have dangerous short-term and long-term ramifications. Sometimes Lyme’s… Read more »

Take Care of Your Digestive System

Your digestive system is one of the most important parts of your body. It breaks down all the food you eat, then distributes the nutrients from that food throughout your body. If you have a bad diet or neglect regular exercise, you could face problems later in life as your digestive system becomes unable to… Read more »

Take Care of Your Hearing

Your hearing is one of your most important senses; however, it is estimated that 48 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss is a serious issue, as the death of the fine hairs in your inner ear that interpret sounds correlate directly to dead brain tissue. If you want to take… Read more »

Prepare for Your Vacation with Travel Vaccines

When planning an international trip, make sure that visiting the practice of John Abroon, M.D. is on your to-do list. Our doctor and team are happy to help you prepare by providing the vaccinations in New York City, NY, that you need for your vacation. Visit our office several months before you plan on leaving,… Read more »

Annual Physical Exams

Dr. John Abroon and our team recommend that you come to our office for a physical exam once a year. A physical examination can serve as reassurance that you are healthy. It can also be like an alarm system, catching any health issues before they become serious. When you visit our office, our doctor may… Read more »

Preparing for Flu Season

Flu season is here. Every year, at least one in every twenty people catch the flu. Influenza or flu symptoms include headache, body aches, high fever, chills, fatigue, and exhaustion. Most people recover on their own, but some—including young children, older adults, and those with chronic health conditions—are at higher risk from the flu. The… Read more »