Food is a major part of our living. Education about food is essential for optimal health. The Food Navigator has excellent resources for all.
Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement of body fat based on a ratio of height and weight that applies to adult men & women.
Link to Beaumont Hospitals.
Link to Ascension Health.
Link to Henry Ford Health System.
Medications and Food Recalls are frequently on the news. Here is a link to The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). You will be updated of essential info here.
If you are having difficulties with your medications costs, you can look into Partnership for Prescription Assistance options available free of charge.
Tuck.com is a good resource to learn all about sleep disorders, available treatments and other informative resources.
Medicare has good information about eligibility and coverage. You can check their website for any questions or concerns you may have regarding your coverage.
Travel requires at times a visit to the doctor prior to the trip. We are regularly updated by CDC Travel Recommendations. Make sure to visit with Dr. Rifai prior to any major trip overseas to get the coverage and recommendations needed.
Are you an Organ Donor? Many lives have been saved through Organ Donation. If you want to register, or have any questions about organ donation, you can check Organ Donation Information.
Need help Counting Calories? Make sure to check Calorie King Website as a great resource to know exactly how many calories you are eating.
Are you pregnant? If yes, Congratulations!
The World Health Organization has excellent resources on various serious issues involving pregnant women. Make sure to check them out.
If you or a loved one are going through a rough patch in your life and feel hopeless, there is help out there. Call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1800-273-8255
Trying to find your inner happiness, peace and wellness? Mindfulness can help with this. It is an emerging science and becoming an asset of the 21st century.
Doctors always advise their patients to remain physically active. Mayo Clinic explains some of the benefits of exercise. As always, make sure to get clearance from your physician.
Metabolic Syndrome is the root of most of the chronic medical issues that we are dealing with in this day and age. Here is what Cleveland Clinic Foundation says about Metabolic Syndrome.
Information from the State of Michigan Advance Directives in PDF downloadable files. Those can be downloaded, printed and filed with personal records.
I want to quit smoking!
The National Cancer Institute has great resources for this. Make sure to check them out and if interested in medications, talk to Dr. Rifai.
Having a problem with drug addiction and not sure where to turn for help?
You can check the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
Good RX is a great resource for drug prices comparison between pharmacies and provides good options for cash paying patients.
My Beaumont Chart. Sign up and connect with Dr. Rifai.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has excellent resources. Make sure to check it out.
If you have any questions about your Insulin, of how and when to administer, you can check Insulin Routines from the American Diabetes Association.
The National Institute of Health has good resources for information about Alzheimer's and Ageing.
Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health. How does alcohol affect your body?
Follow CDC recommendations.
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