Blog Archive

What Lifestyle Factors Can I Prioritize to Lower My A1C? Jun 1st, 2024

Whether you have prediabetes or diabetes, managing your blood sugar is a top priority. The A1C test measures your average blood sugar levels over the previous three months. Diet and lifestyle factors are the cornerstones of a healthy A1C and the best place to start when your numbers rise.  Our...

Help! I’m Struggling to Lose Weight. Learn How We Can Help May 1st, 2024

Each time you embark on a weight loss journey, you start off strong and full of determination. And you even see some results at first. All too soon, however, the results slow down or stop, and you lose your momentum and revert to old habits. If this sounds familiar, you’re...

Tips for Allergy-Proofing Your Home This Spring Apr 1st, 2024

Spring is the season of renewal and rebirth. But if you’re among the 50 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, it’s a time of itchy, watery eyes, a scratchy throat, and non-stop runny nose. Allergies occur year-round. In spring, though, blooming trees and flowers create an abundance of common...

How Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Your High Blood Pressure Mar 1st, 2024

Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. This silent and dangerous condition — also known as hypertension — can put your life at risk. But there’s also good news. Aside from aging and a family history, you can control everything that causes high blood pressure. You have the...

Understanding the Significance of Family Heart Health and Preventive Steps You Can Take Feb 2nd, 2024

The last thing you want to hear is that your heart is in trouble. Unfortunately, heart disease is a reality for millions of Americans. Here are the stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack (805,000 yearly)...

The Importance of Regular Pap Tests Jan 2nd, 2024

Credit Pap tests and vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV) for the 50% decrease in cervical cancer deaths in the United States over the last four decades. These prevention tools can avert almost 93% of cervical cancers. Still, nearly 12,000 women in our country are diagnosed with cervical cancer every...

How Air Travel Impacts Your Body and Tips to Minimize Its Negative Effects Dec 1st, 2023

Traveling by air is the fastest way to cover long distances, but it can take a toll on your body. This holiday season, plan wisely with guidance from Mark Rosenberg, DO, and the team at Macomb Medical Clinic in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Here, Dr. Rosenberg explains how air travel impacts...

Sore Throat, Strep Throat, or COVID-19? Nov 2nd, 2023

Sore throats account for some 12 million doctor visits annually in the United States. That’s no surprise to Mark Rosenberg, DO, and the team at Macomb Medical Clinic in Sterling Heights, Michigan. They treat their fair share of scratchy, irritated throats, especially during the fall and winter.  As we enter...

Food Poisoning, Indigestion, or the Stomach Flu? How to Tell the Difference Oct 1st, 2023

Most people experience occasional stomachaches. Oftentimes, you can trace a stomachache to a known cause, like something you ate or a feeling of nervousness. When the cause of your stomach problems isn’t immediately clear, though, you want a way to figure out what’s going on.  At Macomb Medical Clinic in Sterling Heights,...

Protect Yourself From Flu by Getting a Flu Vaccine Now Sep 14th, 2023

Flu season is about to start. Are you ready? Millions of Americans get the flu every year, and for many, it’s a bout of sickness for a week or two and then it’s over. Others aren’t so lucky. Hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands die.  Just some of the complications from the...

5 Tips for Preventing a UTI Aug 8th, 2023

Do you feel a burning sensation when you urinate? You may have a urinary tract infection, or UTI. Don’t wait until you dread visiting the restroom to get help.  Our board-certified family practice physicians with Macomb Medical Clinic in Sterling Heights, Michigan, can quickly diagnose a UTI. We save room...

9 Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites This Summer Jul 2nd, 2023

Mosquito bites aren’t just itchy. A single bite is all it takes to transmit serious, mosquito-borne diseases. Although an occasional bite may be inevitable, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk of being bitten. At Macomb Medical Clinic in Sterling Heights, Michigan, our team helps patients stay healthy with preventive care, patient...

There’s a Rise in STDs: How Often Should You Get Tested, and How Can You Stay Safe? Jun 1st, 2023

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shared new and concerning data recently: Reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) were on the rise in the United States. Not only had gonorrhea cases increased by 67% and chlamydia remained at an all-time high, but cases of syphilis were up...

8 Inflammation-Causing Foods to Avoid When You Have Arthritis May 12th, 2023

Though it may cause pain and swelling, inflammation is part of your body’s healing process, activating the cells that repair injuries and fight off infections. However, not all inflammation is beneficial, especially when it lasts too long. Arthritis means joint inflammation. There are more than 100 conditions that cause arthritis,...

5 Common Health Issues That Can Strike After 50 Apr 1st, 2023

Are you approaching the big 5-0? You probably notice some gray hairs and maybe see a few facial lines that weren’t there a few years ago. Just as your physical appearance is changing as you age, your body systems are aging as well.  You’re approaching the age when chronic conditions...

Allergy Testing: Learn Your Triggers and Get Relief Mar 6th, 2023

When you’re among the 50 million women, men, and children in the United States who have allergies, you may feel like you’re stumbling in the dark. Just when you think you’ve locked down what you’re allergic to, you have an allergy attack seemingly out of the blue. While the most...

Who Needs a Pneumonia Vaccine and How Often? Feb 15th, 2023

Pneumococcal pneumonia sends about 150,000 Americans to the hospital each year, with a death rate of 5-7%. The rate is even higher for adults 65 years and older and people with compromised immune systems. While the numbers are alarming, our board-certified family physicians and their team at Macomb Medical Clinic...

What Is Hypertension and What Can I Do About It? Jan 6th, 2023

Perhaps your blood pressure has always been normal. But that doesn’t mean it always will be.  You may not know that blood pressure can slowly rise as you get older, eventually producing unhealthy hypertension. Hypertension should be medically managed, as it can lead to serious health conditions, including stroke and...

5 Tips to Avoid Stress Eating Dec 20th, 2022

Stress is a physical and emotional reaction to demanding situations. Stress triggers a cascade of reactions in the body that make you more aware and alert so you can handle the demands. This includes the release of hormones that boost energy, tense up your muscles, and increase your heart rate.  These hormones...

Don’t Let Diabetes Sneak Up on You: Recognizing These 6 Early Signs Nov 3rd, 2022

More than 34 million women, men, and children in the United States have diabetes. Out of those 34 million, nearly 8 million haven’t yet been diagnosed. Many more may be in a state called “pre-diabetes,” where your blood sugar runs high but not high enough to be considered full-blown diabetes. Type 1 diabetes...

9 Health Risks Caused by Not Getting Enough Sleep Oct 1st, 2022

Preventive medicine, including annual wellness exams, can help ward off diseases, but that’s just one way you can help support your mental and physical wellness. Healthy lifestyle habits, such as eating nutrient-dense foods and exercising regularly can go a long way in supporting your overall health goals.  Getting enough quality...

Why You Need a Flu Shot Every Year Sep 1st, 2022

It’s that time of year when the days grow shorter, the temperatures drop, and the flu begins to make its most unwelcome annual rounds, sending millions of people to their beds and couches in misery. If you want to spare your family from this viral infection, you should come on...

Can You Develop Food Allergies as an Adult? Aug 1st, 2022

Adulthood is a time for stability in a life that has often been changing. You know your own body, how it reacts to many conditions, and you’ve also developed preferences and personal tastes for things as varied as comfortable temperatures to favorite foods.  It may be disconcerting to discover that...

Summer Travel Tips for Patients with Diabetes Jul 1st, 2022

The world is an exciting place! Get out there and enjoy it this summer. Diabetes may add a few challenges to travel, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay at home.  The providers at Macomb Medical Clinic in Sterling Heights, Michigan are ready to help you plan for a safe and satisfying vacation. Read...

5 Lifestyle Steps to Prevent a Heart Attack Jun 2nd, 2022

More than 800,000 Americans have heart attacks each year. A heart attack happens when blood flow to your heart is suddenly blocked, and it’s a serious medical emergency that requires immediate attention. Heart attacks happen fast, but they’re usually the result of a much slower process: heart disease. Heart disease refers to...

Why Exercise is Essential in Managing Arthritis Pain May 1st, 2022

If you have arthritis, you’re not alone. In fact, 58.5 million American adults have arthritis, which is a term that is used to describe a number of conditions that affect the joints. And while it may seem counterintuitive, one of the best ways to reduce arthritis pain is to exercise....

If You're Sexually Active Here's What You Need to Know About STDs Apr 1st, 2022

STDs are soaring. More than 2.5 million infections were reported in 2019, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s the sixth consecutive year of the highest STI numbers in this country’s history. April is STD Awareness Month, making it an ideal opportunity to get educated...

Can You Outgrow Allergies and Hay Fever? Mar 6th, 2022

If you or your child are among the 50 million Americans who live with allergies, you understand how they can cause reactions that can interfere with daily life and, in severe cases, jeopardize your health. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if allergies could lessen and even disappear over time?  Some can....

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Skip Your Annual Physical Feb 1st, 2022

Have you been putting off your annual physical? It’s easy to put off making an appointment when you’re feeling just fine. But missing your annual physical isn’t a good idea. This physical focuses on disease prevention and screenings, allowing us to catch potential problems early on and reducing your chances...

Why Asthma Can Be Worse in Winter and Steps to Manage Attacks Jan 26th, 2022

Did you know? While the last week in September is called “Asthma Peak Week” because of the high number of attacks in the fall, winter is also a risky time for asthma patients due to spikes in indoor allergens and viral illnesses. At Macomb Medical Clinic in Sterling Heights, Michigan,...

9 Tips to Avoid Packing on the Pounds This Holiday Season Dec 1st, 2021

From Thanksgiving—or even Halloween for some folks—through New Year’s—most of us tend to eat, drink, and be merry. Unfortunately, that can lead to unwanted weight gain. Extra weight can be uncomfortable at best and bad for your health at worst.  At Macomb Medical Center, we offer medical weight management. If...

6 Ways to Reduce Allergens at Home Nov 4th, 2021

You can reduce the number and severity of allergic reactions you experience by lessening your exposure to allergens. However, avoiding contact with these substances isn’t always easy. In one national study, over 50% of surveyed U.S. homes had at least six types of detectable allergens.  An allergic reaction occurs when...

Why You Want to Get Your Flu Shot as Soon as Possible, Especially This Year Oct 8th, 2021

With COVID-19 taking over the media and almost every aspect of our lives, it can be hard to think about anything else, even other causes of sickness. It may seem like the only illness to worry about these days is the coronavirus, especially with unusually low flu activity, but the...

Tips for Getting off Diabetes Medication Sep 9th, 2021

If you’re one of over 34 million Americans who have diabetes, you’re likely dependent on diabetes medication to control blood glucose levels. However, taking daily medication can quickly become burdensome and expensive. It may also cause side effects, so it’s common to wonder what it takes to get off diabetes...

Immediate Health Benefits of Losing Weight Aug 13th, 2021

Losing weight can make an immediate difference in your appearance and self-esteem. Shedding just a few pounds can make your clothes fit differently and give you a new perspective on how you see yourself.  You can achieve immediate benefits when you lose as little as 5% to 10% of your...

What is High Blood Pressure? Jul 15th, 2021

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a life-threatening condition that often doesn’t produce obvious symptoms. While almost 50% of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, many individuals don’t know they’re affected.  People who have a higher than average risk of high blood pressure shouldn’t wait until symptoms occur to address...

Simple Adjustments You Can Make to Reduce Allergies Jun 22nd, 2021

Allergies are relatively common disorders that affect about 50 million Americans. These conditions can occur seasonally or year-round, depending on the substances that trigger your allergies.  An allergy occurs when your immune system becomes extra sensitive to a foreign substance, called an allergen. When you’re exposed to a substance that...

The Importance of Primary Care May 5th, 2021

Primary care involves more than routine check-ups and visits when you’re sick. The comprehensive care you receive from your primary care provider involves preventing, diagnosing, and caring for your medical conditions to give you the best chance for living a healthy life. These services can give you an edge in...

I've Tried Everything: Can Medical Weight Management Help? Apr 4th, 2021

With so many weight loss options, finding the right program can be frustrating. You’re not alone if you’ve spent weeks or months following a specific diet before you realize you’ve wasted your time and effort on a plan that didn’t deliver as promised. For most people, it takes more than...

Can Diabetes Be Avoided? Mar 10th, 2021

In most cases, diabetes is a condition that is preventable when you understand your risk and take steps to change the factors that contribute to the onset of this disease. While you can’t prevent type 1 diabetes, about 90% of type 2 diabetes cases in the U.S. can be prevented...

What to Expect at Your Annual Wellness Exam Feb 15th, 2021

If you’re not scheduling an annual wellness exam, you may be missing out on opportunities to identify health problems in their earliest stages when treatment is most effective. Making time for this comprehensive health assessment also helps ensure that you’re following lifestyle and preventive measures that can reduce your risk...

How Sleep (or Lack Thereof) Impacts Your Heart Health Jan 1st, 2021

Heart disease ranks as the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. While you’re probably familiar with the role of diet and exercise in reducing your risk of this condition, you may not realize that you could be undermining the benefits of a healthy...

Can a Primary Care Provider Help with Depression? Dec 1st, 2020

While you know you can depend on your primary care provider to help you manage your physical health, you may be surprised to find out that they’re also trained to treat common mental health conditions. Primary care physicians handle about 32% of mental health-related office visits in the U.S., according...

When to Consider a Bone Density Test Nov 4th, 2020

Your bones are made of living tissue. Healthy bones are constantly breaking down and being regenerated with new tissue to keep them strong and prevent fractures. As you age, your bones lose their ability to supply adequate new bone tissue to keep them healthy. This condition, called osteoporosis, affects about...

5 Common Menopause Complications Oct 28th, 2020

Many annoying symptoms associated with menopause can begin as early as four years before your last period and last until four years later or longer. While some issues eventually improve over time, the changes that occur with menopause can leave you susceptible to serious complications that last the rest of...

Tips for Preventing High Blood Pressure Sep 3rd, 2020

At the onset of high blood pressure, the condition typically doesn’t produce symptoms that make you stop and consider that something is wrong. When signs do occur, they’re often ignored or misunderstood since they can be subtle or similar to many other diseases. High blood pressure increases your risk of...

How to Stop Prediabetes from Becoming Full-Blown Diabetes Aug 14th, 2020

You’re not alone if you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes and didn’t recognize the signs of this relatively common condition. While about one in three American adults has prediabetes, more than 84% don’t realize they’re living with it. If you have prediabetes, you have higher than normal blood sugar levels but...

Signs Your Thyroid is Over or Under Active Jul 21st, 2020

Having thyroid disease can result from many factors including genetics, autoimmune disorders, and nutrient deficiencies. The condition is not uncommon and affects more than 12% of the U.S. population. While anyone can develop a thyroid disorder at any age, it occurs five to eight times more often in women than...

How Nutritional Counseling Can Change Your Life Jun 16th, 2020

Following a healthy diet can help satisfy your appetite, stop weight gain, and burn more calories. It can also help you restore nutritional deficiencies or hormonal imbalances that may be contributing to weight gain. However, most people don’t have the expertise to determine what to eat and what to avoid...

Understanding Your Cholesterol Levels May 20th, 2020

High cholesterol affects about one in three Americans. While cholesterol helps your body function normally, having too much of it can lead to heart disease and stroke. High cholesterol doesn’t produce warning signs or symptoms. The only way to determine if you have high cholesterol levels is through a blood...

What to Look for When Choosing a Primary Care Provider Apr 23rd, 2020

Having a primary care provider is associated with living a longer and healthier life and having lower healthcare costs. However, you’ll only achieve these benefits if you choose a provider with whom you can establish an honest and trusting relationship.  Your primary care physician typically performs your annual wellness exams,...

Get Ahead of Spring Allergies With Testing Mar 2nd, 2020

You’re not alone if the start of spring means more than the return of blossoming flowers and leaves on the trees. If you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer, like up to 30% of U.S. adults and up to 40% of children, you associate this time of year with chronic sneezing, sniffling,...

Benefits of Medical Screenings Feb 11th, 2020

It’s human nature to delay or avoid anything unpleasant. However, putting off recommended medical screenings can jeopardize your health. Without medical screenings, you’re living with the possibility that a disease may progress to a dangerous state before you know you have it.  If you’re advised to have a specific medical...

Resolve to Get Healthy the Right Way with a Medical Weight Loss Program Jan 9th, 2020

Was your New Year’s Resolution to lose weight? With almost 40 million obese people living in the United States, it’s clear that losing weight is difficult for many people. If you’re struggling to lose weight, Dr. Arthur Lieberman and our team at Macomb Medical Clinic can help you meet your...

The Connection Between Stress and High Blood Pressure Dec 17th, 2019

Did you know? How your body reacts to stress may affect your blood pressure. Any time your “fight or flight” response kicks in, your blood pressure spikes, and even low-level stress that lasts over long periods of time can contribute to higher blood pressure and related health issues.  At Macomb...

Why You Should Never Skip Your Annual Wellness Exam Nov 12th, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), six of ten American adults suffer from a chronic disease. To make matters worse, four of ten suffer from two or more chronic illnesses, ranging from heart disease to diabetes and cancer. In addition to early detection of illnesses and...

Here's How Stress Can Lead to Hypertension Oct 17th, 2019

Stress is a normal part of life. In fact, your body is designed to produce hormones to help you fight or manage stress. While stress is normal and your body expects it, too much stress is bad for your health and may lead to chronic health issues like hypertension. At...

The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes Sep 5th, 2019

Did you know that over a 100 million Americans have Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes? That’s close to a third of the population. This is alarming when you consider that diabetes is a chronic illness that impairs how your body processes blood sugar. If left untreated, diabetes can severely impair...

5 Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling This Summer Aug 1st, 2019

One of the best things about summer vacation is taking a break from the hustle and bustle of work and your everyday responsibilities. And, no matter how you approach it — whether you take on your vacation like a weekend warrior jam, packing each day as if it were your...

How to Help a Family Member or Friend Kick Their Addiction Jul 1st, 2019

Are you worried your friend or family member is suffering from addiction? There are common signs to look out for. A loss of interest in life, bloodshot eyes, and mood chances are most common. If you're noticing these signs, you probably want to help but you're not sure how. Fortunately,...

When Is Medication Helpful in Losing Weight? Jun 11th, 2019

Losing weight can be difficult. No matter how well you eat or how often you exercise, you may still struggle to shed those excess pounds. But diet and exercise are just one part of the weight-loss journey; they aren’t your only options. At Macomb Medical Clinic, P.C., we can help...

Get Allergy Testing and Stop Sneezing May 2nd, 2019

There’s no doubt that the sneezing, itching, and runny nose caused by allergies can make you miserable. If you’re one of the 50 million Americans suffering from allergies, take heart because effective treatment is available. Before you can get treatment, however, you need allergy testing. If you’re ready to take...