Blog Archive

Best Foods to Promote Heart Health Dec 1st, 2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. It claims the lives of nearly 850,000 people each year, yet it’s preventable with healthy lifestyle choices. That’s why the American Heart Association put together Life’s Simple 7®, an easy-to-use guide that prescribes seven steps to better...

Staying Safe on the Job Through Occupational Medicine Nov 1st, 2019

Many of us work a lot — probably too much. In fact, according to the American Medical Association, more than 130 million Americans spend most of their day at work. Knowing that your workplace is safe can be reassuring. And, if you are a manager, knowing that your employees are...

Myths and Facts About Vaccinations Oct 1st, 2019

More than 80% of American children ages 18-35 months receive vaccinations against childhood diseases. But that means about 20% of children don’t get vaccinated. Many children who don’t get vaccinated are unable to do so because their parents believe vaccinations are harmful. The medical professionals at Ross Bridge Medical Center...

How Life Changes After a Diabetes Diagnosis Sep 1st, 2019

Being told you have diabetes may lead to an array of feelings and concerns that can make you feel very alone. But every year, 1.5 million Americans get the same diagnosis, which means you’re not alone, and there are many people just like you struggling with the same emotions and...

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle From Becoming Chronic Instability Aug 19th, 2019

Many things we do every day can put a lot of stress on our bodies. Ankles have a large range of motion, but they can easily be twisted too far, causing injury. If you think that you may have sprained your ankle, it’s important to get it examined by a...

The 5 Best Activities for Heart Health Jul 10th, 2019

Heart disease is a killer. Every year, more than 600,000 people in the United States die of heart disease—one in every four deaths,—according to the Centers for Disease Control. That’s why Dr. Madhav Devani and the team at Ross Bridge Medical Center are dedicated to helping you keep your heart...

Easy Diet Swaps to Boost Your Immune System Jun 20th, 2019

Your immune system is your body’s first defense against the bacteria, viruses, and toxins that cause disease. Certain foods boost your immune system, priming it to win fights against pathogens and enable you to live a long, healthy life. Dr. Madhav Devani and the team at Ross Bridge Medical Center...

The Link Between Diabetes and Obesity May 21st, 2019

Sugar is important for regulating your body and keeping you functioning at an optimal state. It's a major fuel source for your cells. Thanks to insulin — the hormone that regulates your blood sugar — most people maintain a steady balance. But if you have type 2 diabetes, this process...

Not Just for Kids: Important Vaccines Every Adult Needs Apr 16th, 2019

As an adult, you’ve benefited from the vaccinations you received as a child, which have protected you against 14 serious illnesses, such as polio and whooping cough. While these early efforts have provided you with a great layer of protection, there are still some vaccines that you should tend to...

Who Should Be Tested for STDs and How Often? Feb 28th, 2019

STDs are a lot more common than you think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2017 alone, about 1.7 million people were diagnosed with chlamydia, more than a half million were diagnosed with gonorrhea, and just over 100,000 people were diagnosed with syphilis. In addition, nearly...

Manage Your Heart Health: 6 Numbers Everyone Should Know Feb 12th, 2019

Heart health takes center stage across the United States in February, which is National Heart Health Awareness Month. We’re happy to be part of the national observance here at Ross Bridge Medical Center in Hoover, Alabama. Of course, your heart health and how it relates to your overall well-being is...

Have You Had a Pap Smear? Jan 18th, 2019

If you’re anything like the average adult, certain preventive health behaviors are so ingrained they’ve simply become second nature. Without giving it much thought, you probably brush your teeth twice a day, wash your hands after you use the restroom, and put on your seatbelt every time you get in...