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I'm Ready to Lose Weight: Can You Help? Jan 6th, 2022

No matter how many times you lose and gain weight, you have a better chance of long-term success when medical professionals manage your weight loss.  At Apex Medical Professionals, board-certified internist Walid Elkhalili, MD, and our team offer compassionate support with medical supervision and dietary guidance to help you reach...

Keeping Your Mental Health Well Through the Holidays Dec 8th, 2021

For many, the holiday season is the best time of the year. Still, it can be a busy, stressful time for those navigating conditions such as anxiety and depression. Almost 20 million American adults experience at least one episode of major depression, and even more Americans suffer from anxiety.  Dr....

Can I Get Rid of My Diabetes or Only Manage It? Nov 9th, 2021

The number of Americans with Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes is estimated at 122 million. Diabetes can be challenging to diagnose and treat, but experts with experience can help you.  At Apex Medical Professionals in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Dr. Basel Batarseh and Dr. Walid Elkhalili specialize in diabetes management...

What Do Vitamins Do for Your Health? Oct 10th, 2021

If you’ve been feeling run down lately and can’t figure out why, it might be a nutrition deficiency. A nutrition deficiency causes problems with focus, energy, and even headaches. Fortunately, a vitamin infusion can help you battle aches, pains, headaches, and chronic fatigue. Dr. Walid Elkhalili, Dr. Basel Batarseh, and...

How a Heavy Flow Can Actually Cause Anemia Sep 6th, 2021

If you have abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding during your menstrual period, you may have what’s called menorrhagia.  Menorrhagia causes such severe cramping and blood loss that you’re unable to participate in your usual activities. When you have such heavy menstrual bleeding, you can become anemic and find it difficult...

Myths and Facts About Gestational Diabetes Aug 12th, 2021

Pregnant women sometimes experience high blood sugar levels, leading to a condition called gestational diabetes. It usually occurs between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy.  Up to 10% of pregnant women in the United States develop gestational diabetes. When this disorder is poorly managed, it also increases the risk...

The Link Between Your Weight and High Blood Pressure Jul 19th, 2021

Most Americans are carrying around extra weight that may cause health problems, like high blood pressure. High blood pressure is also called hypertension, and it can lead to severe issues, like stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, and even heart failure. Our team at Apex Medical Professionals in Fair Lawn, New...

4 Popular Uses of Botox Jun 22nd, 2021

Botox® works wonders for aging skin, but it isn’t just used for cosmetic enhancements. Yes, it can smooth smile lines and forehead wrinkles, but it’s also an excellent therapy for migraines, neck pain, and other types of pain management. Our Botox experts at Apex Medical Professionals in Fair Lawn, New...

How to Manage Type 2 Diabetes May 4th, 2021

An estimated 122 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes. If you’re worried about having diabetes, you should work with experts who have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating diabetes.  Dr. Basel Batarseh and Dr. Walid Elkhalili here at Apex Medical Professionals in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, can help you improve...

When to Seek Support for Anxiety Apr 1st, 2021

Fear plays a central role in human life and is an emotion that just about everyone knows well. Fear helps you avoid dangers and moves you through your life as safely as possible. It can be healthy and positive.  But if you become so fearful that your quality of life...

How Dermal Fillers Can Enhance Your Appearance Mar 1st, 2021

When it comes to banishing wrinkles, dermal fillers have become the gold standard in revitalizing your skin.  These fillers are so popular today for several reasons. They can improve the appearance of aging skin. The procedure is minimally invasive and quick, and usually gives immediate results. Plus, there’s no downtime,...

How Vitamin Infusions Can Boost Your Health Feb 8th, 2021

Do you have trouble focusing at work or home? Do you always feel tired and rundown? If you experience chronic fatigue, aches, pains, physical weakness, or frequent headaches, a vitamin infusion can help. At Apex Medical Professionals in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, we offer energy-boosting treatments like vitamin infusions. Dr....

Why Do I Have Anemia? Jan 1st, 2021

Anemia affects over 2 billion people worldwide. That’s more than 30% of the Earth’s population, so it’s not an uncommon issue.  Anemia puts additional strain on an already weakened or sick body. If you think you have anemia, see a doctor quickly. Signs include fatigue, heart palpitations, pale skin, and...

Everything You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure Dec 1st, 2020

It’s normal for your blood pressure to rise and fall throughout the day. But how do you know if you need to be treated for high blood pressure? Almost half of Americans have high blood pressure or are taking medications for hypertension. At Apex Medical Professionals in Fair Lawn, New...

How Botox Can Reduce Signs of Aging Nov 4th, 2020

Sometimes doctors inject Botox® to relieve severe muscle spasms. But Botox injections are better known for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  The muscles in your face remain active for your entire life. That’s why facial wrinkles appear more frequently with increasing age. Botox® remedies wrinkles on your...

The Link Between Menopause and Osteoporosis Oct 4th, 2020

Did you know that osteoporosis is one of the most common diseases that affects older women? In fact, a woman’s risk of breaking a hip is higher than her combined risk of developing breast, ovarian, or uterine cancer. About 1 in 2 women over 50 will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture...

Lifestyle Changes That Help With Erectile Dysfunction Sep 16th, 2020

If you’re a regular television viewer, you’ve probably seen the infamous Cialis bathtub ads.  After making their debut during a 2003 Super Bowl ad, the bathtub couples have become advertising icons. They’ve been to the beach and taken in mountaintop vistas all in the name of helping alleviate the symptoms...

Could Anemia Be Causing Your Headaches? Aug 14th, 2020

If you’re an ice chewer, you may have been asked if you’re anemic or have anemia. As it turns out, those questions aren’t total non sequiturs, and there may be a connection between the condition and your urge to chow down on ice.  Iron deficiency, which can occur with or...

Here's How You Can Avoid UTIs This Summer Jul 17th, 2020

Quick, can you think of a common illness or physical malady that’s associated with a season? The most famous season-sickness connections are probably the winter flu season and the spring allergy swing.  While you’re aware of these two seasons, you may not know that UTIs also have a season in...

Take These Steps to Lower Your High Blood Pressure Jun 12th, 2020

When it comes to common medical conditions, high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, may affect the most Americans. According to a 2018 American Heart Association report, over 100 million American adults, nearly half of the country’s adults, have high blood pressure. The rise in high blood pressure can be...

5 Important Reasons You Need to Get Tested for STDs May 22nd, 2020

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), are probably way more common than you think. In fact, there are over 20 million new cases of STDs every year. That equates to 110 million American living with STDs, over a third of the total US population. Despite the prevalence of STDs, the American Sexual...

Don't Ignore the Snore: It Could Be Sleep Apnea Apr 22nd, 2020

Are you a snorer? If so, join the club. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine estimates that about half of people will be snorers at some point in their life. Men are more likely to snore than women; about 40% of men and 24% of women are habitual snorers.  Those...

5 Steps to Prevent Prediabetes From Becoming Full-Blown Diabetes Mar 2nd, 2020

Odds are, you’ve probably heard of or know about Type 2 diabetes. Of the more than 34 million Americans who have diabetes, 90-95% of them have Type 2 diabetes, which is becoming more prevalent among all age groups despite mainly impacting people over 45. Unfortunately,  this number pales in comparison...

Struggling With Your Weight-Loss Resolution? We Can Help Feb 7th, 2020

If you’re an avid gym-goer or know one, you may have heard people talking about skipping the gym for the first few weeks of the new year to avoid the flood of new members trying to fulfill their New Year’s resolutions. Statistics back up the rash of new members. The...

Do You Know the Warning Signs of a Thyroid Problem? Jan 9th, 2020

According to the American Thyroid Association, 12% of the American population will experience thyroid problems at some point in their lifetime. Around 20 million people are estimated to have thyroid issues, but up to 60% of those affected are not diagnosed. Asking for a thyroid test could reveal a reason...

When Should You Seek Professional Help for Depression or Anxiety? Dec 3rd, 2019

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem among American adults. Although they affect approximately 18% of people over the age of 18 (roughly 40 million adults), less than half seek professional treatment. While some people may be at a...

Don't Let Your Cholesterol Get Out of Control This Holiday Season Nov 22nd, 2019

The holidays can spell trouble for your health. Heavy food, extra salt, stress, and travel can make sticking to healthy habits challenging. Danish research even shows that Christmas can cause a 20% increase in cholesterol levels in their population. Fatty food, sweet treats, and extra alcohol are only partly to...

Prevent Winter Colds and Flu With a Vitamin Infusion Therapy and Your Annual Flu Shot Oct 23rd, 2019

Getting your yearly flu shot and eating a healthy, nutrient-rich diet is the best way to protect yourself from seasonal colds and the flu, but sometimes those steps still aren’t enough to keep you from getting sick. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu accounts...

Why our Multi-Approach Weight Loss Programs are So Successful Sep 18th, 2019

More than 70% of Americans are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Carrying extra weight can lead to significant health issues, such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, and heart problems.  Body mass index (BMI) measurements are a guideline to help determine potential health risks associated with...

Forget the Face-lift: Injectables Take Years Off Your Face Without the Risk, Expense, or Downtime of Aug 28th, 2019

Today’s dermal injectables make it possible to forget the face-lift and take years off your face without the risk, expense, or downtime of surgery. Here at Apex Medical Professionals in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, our team of highly skilled internal medicine and aesthetic physicians offer a safer way to reduce...