Dr. Alan Seifer, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • family medicine

Affiliation:

  • Baptist Health

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests.

    But, the study authors noted that it's not clear yet whether men with this specific pattern ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.

    More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be ...Full Article

  • Alan  Seifer, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    It is medicine for lowering total cholesterol and LDL (the bad cholesterol).

    Cholesterol absorption inhibitors comprise a treatment that usually includes a program of lifestyle modifications, including a healthy diet and regular exercise. 

    Inhibitors can be used alone or prescribed with a statin...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people exposed to high levels of black carbon -- the fine particle air pollution from traffic -- may have increased levels of leptin, a hormone linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Although the research doesn...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study.

    Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that consuming at least two servings of fish and omega-3s (long-c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Long-term Care:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new national analysis of U.S. nursing home prescription patterns says that more than half of people with advanced dementia are prescribed medications that are of questionable benefit.

    "The main concern centers on the under-appreciated burden ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds.

    People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    (HealthDay News) -- Some foods can interact with medications, causing harmful side effects.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians says these factors may raise your risk of a food/drug interaction:

    • Being a pregnant woman.
    • Being an older adult.
    • Having a c
    ...Full Article
  • Alan  Seifer, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    Chances are if you have the flu you feel some or all of these symptoms:
    • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
    •  Cough
    •  Sore throat
    •  Runny or stuffy nose
    •  Muscle or body aches
    •  Headaches
    •  Fatigue or weakness
    Some with the flu may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in c...Read More
  • Alan  Seifer, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    The biggest differences between a cold and the flu usually have to do with the intensity and longevity of the symptoms. A cold may slow you down, but the flu can seriously keep you in bed and out of work.
    The flu will make you feel very weak and fatigued for up to two or three weeks. Muscle aches and...Read More
  • Alan  Seifer, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    For treating high cholesterol or overall monitoring, it is good to know all your cholesterol levels. People with very low HDL (the "good") levels or very high LDL (the "bad”) levels may be at risk. 

    Your cholesterol ratio further helps your doctor to determine a degree of heart disease risk.
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dental Hygiene:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents and children in troubled families, where violence and verbal aggression are a common part of the daily landscape, tend to have more cavities and missing teeth, a new study suggests.

    New York University researchers found that parents with w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adult survivors of childhood burns are at increased risk for depression and suicidal thoughts, a new Australian study finds.

    "This research demonstrates that being hospitalized for a burn during childhood places that child in an increased risk g...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 20 states have obesity rates topping one-third of their population, and six states saw a rise in obesity rates last year, according to two new reports on America's worrisome, widening girth.

    The reports released Thursday -- one from t...Full Article

  • Alan  Seifer, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    The "flu," which appears more frequently in winter and early spring, refers to influenza. The flu is an extremely contagious illness that attacks the respiratory system. It is caused by the influenza A or B viruses.
    The flu virus can spread through the upper and/or lower respiratory tracts, affecting the...Read More