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COVID-19: The New Do’s and Don’ts for Mask Use May 25th, 2021

COVID-19: The New Do’s and Don’ts  for Mask Use  By Neil Jaddou MD and Jose Ferraz Neto MD On 5/13/2021 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a new guideline regarding the use of mask during the pandemic. It was based on several studies with fully vaccinated individuals which strongly...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

The Good Doctor Apr 20th, 2020

The Good Doctor: Dr. Neil Jaddou: Community Leader, Educator, Frontline Worker Holly Abboo, Somerset Family Medicine Office Manager Serving Michigan’s Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties for the past 20 years, Somerset Family Medicine (SFM) has pledged its full support to the frontline of the COVID-19 battle since the beginning of...

Corona Virus Attacks the World Feb 24th, 2020

Corona Virus Attacks the World By Neil Jaddou, MD, MScch Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in humans and animals. In human, the viruses cause respiratory infections that range from mild like the common cold to the most severe but rarer forms such as SARS, and the...

Health Screening Information Aug 19th, 2019

Colorectal Cancer Screening Age: 50-75   *If there is family history of colon cancer, start at age 40 Home stool test yearly: You will be given an ENVELOPE to collect stool sample at home and mail it to Beaumont lab. Abnormal test (blood in stool) will be referred for colonoscopy...

5 Tips for Prevention Jul 30th, 2019

Prevention Is Still The Best Medicine: Rx for a Long, Healthy Life Healthy Lifestyle: The combination of good genes, a healthy lifestyle and a bit of luck determine longevity. So although you cannot choose your parents, you can reach your maximum potential age by practicing healthy behaviors and attitudes. These...

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Jul 30th, 2019

Snoring frequently bothers the bed-partner or the whole family if it is too loud. The concern of snoring is not limited to people around snorers. Snoring might be a sign of suffering during sleep. Please imagine how you would feel if your breathing completely and repeatedly stops for 10 seconds...

Measles is spreading: What you need to know May 13th, 2019

  More and more families are opting to not get vaccinated due to misguided fears and beliefs that vaccines cause autism, which is untrue. This is allowing a highly contagious virus to infect unsuspecting individuals. Vaccination doesn't just help you avoid the measles; it helps stop the spread of disease...

What to do to decrease you Triglycerides and increase your HDL May 7th, 2019

What are Triglycerides and HDL? Triglycerides are the most abundant fat in your blood that increases when you eat more calories than your body can use. HDL cholesterol (high density lipoproteins) is what the experts refer to as the “good” cholesterol. It removes cholesterol from the blood & helps to...

Allergic Rhinitis May 6th, 2019

Do you have runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, or itchy eyes in the spring and summer seasons? If you do, you may be suffering from allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is a type of inflammation in the nose that occurs when your immune system is overreacting to allergens in the air....

The Importance of Vitamin D Jun 15th, 2018

By: Dr. Robert Verghese and Dr. Neil Jaddou        In Michigan being indoors for most of the year exposes us to Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is known as “that vitamin we get from the sun”. A deficiency of vitamin D can affect people of all ages. Recent...