Active LifestyleAgingAllergiesArthritisAutoimmune DisordersBrain HealthCancerCirculatory SystemCoronavirusDietDigestive SystemEndocrine SystemExerciseFluHeart HealthInjuryMedical TrainingMen’s HealthMental HealthNervous SystemOral HealthOrgan DonorsSkeletal SystemSkinSleepTelemedicineVaccinesVirusesWomen’s Health

Medical Degrees Alphabet Soup

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jun 1 2021

MD, DO, NP, PA…What do all these letters signify?


Medical Training

Seasonal Allergies

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
May 1 2021

Hay fever is actually not a very accurate name. Hay fever symptoms are not typically triggered by hay, nor does hay fever cause a fever. The more descriptive term is seasonal allergic rhinitis.


Allergies

After the COVID-19 Vaccine

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Apr 1 2021

This blog will answer the top questions from those yet to be vaccinated and those who have received both does of their vaccine.


CoronavirusVaccinesViruses

Organ Donation

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Dec 1 2020

One single organ and tissue donor can save or improve the lives of more than eight people, helping to restore eyesight, damaged tissues or vital functions.


Organ Donors

Lung Cancer

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Oct 1 2020

The National Cancer Institute reports that tobacco smoking causes about 9 out of 10 cases of lung cancer in men and about 8 out of 10 cases of lung cancer in women.


CancerMen’s HealthWomen’s Health

Shingles

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Sep 1 2020

Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus. Once you have had chickenpox, the virus stays inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, this same virus can reappear as shingles.


Nervous SystemViruses

COVID Fatigue

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Aug 1 2020

Yes, COVID Fatigue is a real thing. We’re all experiencing feelings of frustration, uncertainty, doubt (of others and ourselves), fear, anxiety and depression.


CoronavirusMental HealthViruses

Insmonia

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jul 1 2020

Feeling sleepy? You’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on any given day as many as one in five adults suffers from an insufficient amount of sleep.


Men’s HealthSleepWomen’s Health

Mental Fortitude

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jun 1 2020

Stuck indoors, worried about an uncertain future, concerned for your family or friends: the pandemic is a stressful situation for anyone to contend with.


CoronavirusMental Health

Low Testosterone

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
May 1 2020

Older men whose testosterone levels have dropped over the years should only be given testosterone replacement to treat sexual dysfunction, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP).


AgingMen’s Health

Telemedicine

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Apr 1 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are sharing challenging times. In response to the increased complexity of caring for patients while practicing social distancing, I have introduced Telemedicine appointments for my patients.


CoronavirusTelemedicine

Coronavirus

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Mar 1 2020

With so much hype about the novel coronavirus, let’s talk about the basic facts.


CoronavirusViruses

Clean Hands

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Feb 1 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the single most important thing we can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness to others is to wash and dry our hands.


Men’s HealthSkinWomen’s Health

Endometrial Cancer

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jan 1 2020

Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the reproductive organs among women in the United States. It can often be cured, especially when diagnosed early.


CancerWomen’s Health

Brain Aneurysms

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Dec 1 2019

A brain aneurysm is a weak or thin spot on a blood vessel in the brain that balloons or bulges out and fills with blood. It often looks like a berry hanging on a stem. Every brain aneurysm is unique in location, shape and size.


Brain HealthCirculatory System

Altitude Sickness

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Nov 1 2019

Do you ever remember going skiing up at one of the resorts in the Rocky Mountains and you had a headache all day and didn't sleep well that night? You may have had altitude sickness.


ExerciseMen’s HealthWomen’s Health

Oral Health

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Oct 1 2019

Maintaining your teeth isn’t only about looking good. Keeping your oral and dental hygiene in check can help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, bad breath and can help you retain your teeth as you grow older.


Oral Health

Personality Disorders

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Sep 1 2019

Personality disorders are deeply-ingrained, rigid ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that deviates from the expectations of the culture, causes distress or problems functioning, and last over time. 


Brain HealthMen’s HealthWomen’s Health

Eating Disorders

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Aug 1 2019

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that can cause patients severe disturbances in their eating behaviors, as well as related thoughts and emotions


DietMental Health

Alzheimer’s Disease

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jul 1 2019

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks and function independently


AgingBrain Health

Why Should I Exercise?

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jun 1 2019

The concept that physical activity helps keep us healthy is very old news. We have all been told time and time again that exercise is good for you, and it’s true. It’s good for a lot more than just losing weight and building muscle.


ExerciseHeart Health

Breast Cancer Screening

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
May 1 2019

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Breast cancer screening can find signs of cancer before symptoms begin, when it is more likely to be curable.


CancerWomen’s Health

Smoking Cessation

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Apr 1 2019

According to the Surgeon General, quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life.


Heart HealthMen’s HealthWomen’s Health

GERD (Heartburn)

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Mar 1 2019

GERD, also known as acid reflux, is a digestive issue that occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus.


Digestive System

Multiple Sclerosis

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Feb 1 2019

MS is a chronic neurological condition that affects the central nervous system, which is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. Stay with me, we’re going in deep on this.


Brain Health

Ski & Snowboard Injuries

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jan 1 2019

While your next ski or snowboard trip probably will not leave you with a serious injury, the risk is always there.


ExerciseInjury

The Pituitary Gland

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Dec 1 2018

The pituitary controls the function of most other endocrine (hormone) glands and is therefore sometimes called “the master gland.”


Endocrine System

What is Psoriasis?

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Nov 1 2018

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that affects more than 7.5 million people in the U.S. It typically develops in patients between 15 and 35 years old according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.


ArthritisAutoimmune DisordersSkin

The Flu Vaccine

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Oct 1 2018

Brace yourselves: Flu season is coming, which typically lasts from October to April. So, it seems like the right time to round up a list of common misconceptions and questions about the flu vaccine and some information to set folks straight.


FluVaccines

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Sep 1 2018

The plantar fascia is a long, thin ligament present along the bottom of the foot that supports the arch of the foot. When this becomes swollen or inflamed, it is called plantar fasciitis.


InjurySkeletal System

Obesity vs. Overweight

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Aug 1 2018

Obesity and overweight are terms used to describe a level of excess weight that’s considered unhealthy for your body size.


DietHeart Health

Fall Prevention in the Elderly

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jul 1 2018

The word “fall” does not usually strike fear in the hearts of most people. But it should. Falls are all too common in the elderly population and should be taken seriously. Did you know that one in four older Americans falls every year?


Aging

Free Health Care, Right Outside Your Door

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Jun 1 2018

Medicus curat, natura sanat—the doctor treats, nature heals.

Summer time is approaching and with warmer weather, the time when the outdoors calls to us.


Active LifestyleBrain HealthExerciseMen’s HealthWomen’s Health

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
May 1 2018

When blood flow to part of the brain stops for a short period of time it is called a transient ischemic attack, abbreviated as a TIA. Some people may call it a “mini-stroke” because in many ways it appears to be a stroke.


Brain HealthCirculatory System

Colon Cancer

Kevin Lutz, MD, FACP
Apr 1 2018

Colorectal cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the colon. These cancerous cells form tumors, which usually take years to develop.


Cancer