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Why Maintaining a Healthy Weight Is Important As You Get Older Sep 7th, 2022

If you’re an older adult struggling with your weight, you’re not alone. People of all ages have a hard time maintaining a healthy weight. But seniors have additional challenges, such a slower metabolism, less muscle tone, and additional health issues.  While it can be difficult, maintaining a healthy weight as...

A Closer Look at Secondary Hypertension Aug 3rd, 2022

Chronic high blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common disease in the United States. Over 80 million American adults have been diagnosed with this “silent killer,” which causes serious damage to your blood vessels and heart without triggering noticeable symptoms.  At Beth and Howard Braver, MD, our board-certified physicians offer a line of comprehensive services to...

Why You Shouldn't Leave Your Diabetes Untreated Jul 3rd, 2022

If you’re one of the millions of Americans with diabetes, you have an elevated risk of developing complications that have serious health implications. Some of the more common diabetes-related complications include: Nerve damage (neuropathy) Vision complications Heart disease and stroke Kidney damage Oral health diseases But by learning more about the importance of...

How To Tighten Saggy Skin Without Surgery Jun 1st, 2022

There’s no doubt a surgical facelift can tighten sagging skin and take years off your face. But if you want to avoid scalpels and extended downtime, our team of physicians at Beth and Howard Braver, MD, can help you achieve remarkable results with nonsurgical skin tightening.  Keep reading to learn how TempSure® Envi™ treatments use...

How To Manage Herpes Flare-Ups May 3rd, 2022

If you have herpes, you’re not alone. It’s one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on the planet. No one knows for sure how many people have it, but researchers estimate over 1 in 6 Americans and about two-thirds of people worldwide have the condition.  Once you have...

Foods That Can Help Improve Your Blood Pressure Apr 4th, 2022

Hypertension, or chronic high blood pressure, puts you at risk of stroke and other serious health issues. If you’re among the more than 80 million Americans with hypertension, we have good news: Simple dietary changes can help get your blood pressure under control. While some people develop hypertension with no...

What Happens During Preconception Counseling? Mar 7th, 2022

Are you considering starting your family or adding another child to your existing family? If the answer is yes, right now, before you get pregnant, is the best time to meet with your health care provider for the healthiest start possible.  At the primary care practice of Beth and Howard...

Know Your Risk Factors for Osteoporosis Feb 1st, 2022

Did you know over 53 million Americans have osteoporosis, a disease that affects the health of your bones? This serious condition causes your bone tissue to deteriorate, reducing your bone mass and increasing your risk of fractures.  Our team of board-certified internal medicine physicians at Beth and Howard Braver, MD,...

Can Lifestyle Changes Reverse Type 2 Diabetes? Jan 5th, 2022

About 95% of all diabetics have Type 2 diabetes, a condition that affects your body’s ability to convert sugar (glucose) into energy. While Type 1 diabetes isn’t curable, you may wonder if there’s a way to reverse this life-threatening health condition.   At the private practice of Beth and Howard Braver,...

5 Reasons to Consider Botox® Injections Dec 1st, 2021

The holiday season is a time to spend with family and friends. With the many celebrations and get-togethers the season brings, it’s only natural to want to put your best face forward.  At Beth and Howard Braver, MD, in Aventura and Hollywood, Florida, our providers are helping patients gain a...

Why Are Fall Risk Assessments Important for Seniors? Nov 1st, 2021

Did you know that about 33% of seniors living at home and 60% of older people living in nursing homes fall at least once each year? Unfortunately, falls are associated with serious health complications, including head injuries, fractures, and prolonged hospitalization.   The good news is that a simple fall risk...

How Botox® Can Enhance Your Beauty Oct 3rd, 2021

Aging is a fact of life, but thanks to Botox® injectables, you can minimize the signs of aging while enhancing your natural beauty. This minimally invasive treatment takes just minutes to administer but gives you younger-looking skin for months.  At the private practice of Beth and Howard Braver, MD, in...

Why Am I Losing My Hair? Sep 1st, 2021

If you’re among one of the millions of American men and women who are losing their hair, chances are you want to know why. At the private practice of Beth and Howard Braver, MD, our compassionate physicians understand.  We regularly treat hair loss in men and women. Sometimes the first...

The Importance of a Well-Woman Exam Aug 16th, 2021

As a woman, you have a lot on your plate, and fitting in routine appointments can be a challenge. But there’s nothing more important to make time for than your health.  Nearly 16% of women over 18 are in poor health. One way to catch illnesses and diseases early and...

How You Can Play a Role in Lowering Your Blood Pressure Jul 11th, 2021

Did you know nearly half of all American adults have hypertension, or high blood pressure? If you’re one of them, you already know that lowering your numbers is essential for better health.  At Beth and Howard Braver, MD, in Aventura and Hollywood, Florida, we understand how dangerous chronic high blood...

The Many Benefits of STD Testing Jun 21st, 2021

If you’re sexually active, you’re at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). These highly contagious infections are equal opportunity invaders and don’t discriminate based on age, orientation, marital status, or the number of partners you have.   Testing for STDs is quick and easy, and it brings many benefits....

What Every Woman Should Know About Osteoporosis May 14th, 2021

Did you know that as a woman, your odds of developing osteoporosis are four times greater than the risk for a man? This degenerative condition causes your bones to weaken from the inside out, decreasing your bone mass and increasing your risk of breaks and fractures.  At the internal medicine...

Is Hair Loss Prematurely Aging You? We Can Help Apr 15th, 2021

If you’ve noticed the signs of thinning hair or baldness, you aren’t alone. Over 80 million Americans struggle with thinning hair, and not all of them are men. At least 50% of women deal with noticeably thinning hair.   You may have noticed that hair loss can claim more than the...

5 Menopause Survival Tips Mar 16th, 2021

During menopause, your ovaries slow the production of key hormones like estrogen and progesterone until you stop menstruating. You’re considered menopausal once your period has stopped for 12 months.  Menopause is a natural part of the aging process, but that doesn’t mean every aspect of it is enjoyable. The lack...

What Are Your Birth Control Options? Feb 9th, 2021

You may know that now isn’t the right time for you to have a baby, so birth control is a must. But understanding your options and which is right for you isn’t always clear.   To help you choose the right birth control for your lifestyle and health, our physicians at...

Lifestyle Tips to Manage Your Hypertension Jan 19th, 2021

If you’re one of the 80 million Americans starting the new year with chronic high blood pressure, you already know you need to make lifestyle changes to lower your numbers.  At the offices of Beth and Howard Braver, MD, our experienced physicians understand how dangerous hypertension can be, and they...

The Link Between Osteoporosis and Menopause Dec 8th, 2020

You may know osteoporosis negatively affects the health of your bones, but did you know it affects over 53 million Americans?  Osteoporosis causes deterioration of your bone tissue, leading to low bone mass and an increased risk of fractures. And while both men and women can develop osteoporosis, women are...

Holiday Survival Tips if You Have Diabetes Nov 23rd, 2020

If you’re one of the more than 34 million Americans working to manage diabetes, the holiday season presents a challenge. The savory temptations and sugary treats can make staying in control of your blood sugar difficult for even the healthiest of eaters.  Managing your diet is essential if you want...

The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Hypertension Oct 8th, 2020

If you’re one of the 80 million Americans struggling with chronic high blood pressure, or hypertension, you probably know the dangers this condition brings. Known as the “silent killer,” unmanaged hypertension causes damage to your heart and blood vessels — usually without symptoms.     But did you know there are different...

Are Your Vaccinations Up To Date? Sep 15th, 2020

It’s September, and along with the start of fall comes the annual cold and flu season. This year, with COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to ensure you’re doing everything possible to stay healthy and strong.   At the offices of Beth and Howard Braver, MD, our care team is dedicated...

Help for Your Painful Period Aug 31st, 2020

Most women experience menstrual cramps at some point in their lives. The severity of these cramps can range from uncomfortable to excruciating pain, making it difficult to participate in everyday activities.  Cramps can begin a couple of days before your period starts and may continue throughout. Painful periods are an...

Internal Medicine and COVID19: What You Should Know Jul 30th, 2020

The global pandemic and COVID-19 are top of mind when it comes to health care right now. If you have any symptoms of the novel coronavirus, you know the key safety points: Call your health care provider Avoid public transportation Stay home and limiting contact with others Practice good respiratory...

Say Goodbye to Wrinkles and Fine Lines With Laser Therapy Jun 27th, 2020

With every year, your skin changes. And here in the Sunshine State, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the effects of the sun, which speeds up your skin’s aging and leaves you with more wrinkles and fine lines than you’d like to see. While we can’t roll back the hands of...

Forget the Facelift: TempsureEnvi Tightens Loose Skin With Radiofrequency Energy May 22nd, 2020

If you’re hoping to improve your skin tone but don't want to go under the knife for a facelift, there’s a nonsurgical option that can help you look younger, naturally.  TempSure® Envi™ can take years off your face using advanced radiofrequency (RF) technology, and we at the practice of Beth...

How Non-Invasive WarmSculpting by SculpSure Can Banish That Muffin Top for Good Mar 11th, 2020

You’ve sweat it out at the gym and cut those sugary snacks, yet you’re still left with a midsection that pops out and over your waistbands. In fact, your efforts may be clearly noticeable everywhere else on your body, but the fat around your abdomen and back stands in defiance...