26 Apr

How Often Should You Get Breast Exams?

Why Do I Need a Breast Exam?

Breast exams are an important part of preventative healthcare for women. Breast exams can help detect breast cancer early, which can increase the chances of successful treatment. However, many women are unsure of how often they should get a breast exam. In this post, we will discuss how often you should get breast exams and what types of exams are available. Read More

28 Mar

8 Ways to Spring Clean Your Health Routine

As we welcome the arrival of spring, it’s a perfect time to reevaluate our health routines and make positive changes. Making even small changes to better our health can lead to a domino effect of beneficial outcomes. For example, just a 10% loss of body weight is shown to improve blood pressure, cholesterol, and cardiovascular functioning! To help you get motivated to make changes, here are eight easy ways to spring-clean your health routine: Read More

25 Jan

Managing Chronic Illnesses

If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness, you probably have a lot of questions and thoughts on your mind. From the changes that you’ll need to make in your routine to shuffling around your schedule for the extra appointments, a chronic illness permeates literally every part of your life. That’s why it’s so important to find ways to efficiently manage your chronic illness and minimize its effects on you, your loved ones, your career, your hobbies, and all the other parts of life that you enjoy. Read More

26 Dec

Recommended Vaccines for Adults

We all remember getting vaccinations as kids, but do you remember the last time you had one as an adult? Adults need vaccinations too, especially as we get older, but some are recommended at all ages. In this post, we’ll go through the CDC’s recommended vaccine schedule for adults, broken down by category.

When you’re ready to get caught up on your adult vaccines, contact Dr. Kavita Rao’s office in St. Petersburg for an appointment by calling 727-525-0900. Read More

23 Nov

Disorders Commonly Managed Through Disease Management

If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic or incurable condition, you’ve probably dealt with feelings of hopelessness and confusion. Adjusting your routines to accommodate the needs of the disorder is challenging, but you don’t have to deal with things alone. A professionally developed and administered disease management program, like those offered by Dr. Kavita Rao in Tampa Bay, is an excellent tool to help you navigate the ups and downs of living with a chronic condition while maintaining optimal health and well-being. Read More

27 Oct

The Role of Disease Management in Diabetes Care

According to the Centers for Disease Control, diabetes is the most costly chronic condition in the United States. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects over 34 million people in the country each year. Another 88 million are prediabetic, including 20% of American teenagers and 25% of adults aged 19-34. This adds up to $327 billion in healthcare costs related to diabetes each year and is climbing, with over half of those costs paid for by the Medicare system. Read More

26 Sep

Why the Gut Microbiome Is Crucial for Your Health

A balanced gut microbiome is one of the most important factors for a healthy digestive system. While you may have heard of the gut microbiome, you might be unsure of how it affects your body as a whole. 

The gut microbiome is a colony of healthy bacteria and fungi that live within the intestinal tract. This microbiome serves several functions in the body, but primarily digests and metabolizes your food. Other functions include regulating immune function, fighting off pathogens, and reinforcing the barriers of your intestines.  Read More

30 Aug

How Disease Management Helps with Dementia

Dementia is a devastating disease for sufferers and their caregivers. Reports estimate that over 7 million people in the U.S. alone had some type of dementia in 2020. If trends continue, that number is set to rise dramatically in the future.

Alzheimer’s Isn’t the Only Type of Dementia

Alzheimer’s is the most well-known form of dementia, but dementia exists in many forms. Vascular dementia, Huntington’s Disease, and dementia related to Parkinson’s Disease are just a few. Managing a dementia diagnosis is entirely dependent on knowing what type of dementia the patient has and how far it has progressed. Read More

30 Jul

8 Signs You Have a Hormone Imbalance

You might think that hormones are only something to worry about during menopause, but that’s certainly not the case. Hormone levels determine various aspects of overall health, and any imbalance can have drastic consequences. Knowing the signs of a hormone imbalance can give you an advantage by allowing you to seek fast and early treatment. Properly treated, the negative effects of hormonal imbalances can be effectively mitigated. Read More