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Your Flu Shot is More Important Than Ever This Year Sep 1st, 2020

The flu vaccine is highly advised for everyone each year, but this year we’re dealing with the most virulent pandemic the country has seen in a century — COVID-19 — which means getting your vaccine should be at the very top of your health to-do list.  Dr. Gurprit Sekhon and...

The Importance of Having an Annual Physical Aug 13th, 2020

In a perfect world, you’d only need to visit your doctor in case of an emergency. Establishing a relationship with a physician to maintain your good health and prevent illness, however, is the smartest move you can make.  Not only can it reduce your risk of experiencing emergencies, but nip...

Dietary Changes for Managing Gout Jul 7th, 2020

There are few things worse than experiencing intense pain in your big toe, ankle, or knee. But it's usually an indicator that you have gout, a type of inflammatory arthritis that impacts over eight million people.  Gout can attack any number of joints, including your fingers, wrists, and elbows. In...

STIs Are Common and Treatable: Here’s Why You Should Get Tested Jun 18th, 2020

Testing for sexually transmitted infections is important for keeping yourself, and others safe. STI rates have recently skyrocketed to the point where approximately 20 million infections occur annually in the United States, costing the health care system around $16 billion.  Some of the most prevalent infections exchanged through sexual contact...

The Importance of Getting Exercise When You Have Arthritis May 26th, 2020

Exercise is potent preventive medicine for everyone, but especially if you live with arthritis. Our bodies were meant to move, and countless studies have shown that a sedentary lifestyle is harmful to your health. Dr. Gurprit Sekhon and our team at Nu Wave Medical Center are highly skilled in caring...

Become the Healthiest Person You Know With Nutritional Counseling Apr 1st, 2020

The United States is grappling with an obesity crisis that’s responsible for one in five deaths and costs the country nearly $150 billion per year. Obesity is even linked to a host of serious chronic illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. The communities in and around Panama City Beach are...

When You Can Benefit From an Internal Medicine Physician Mar 23rd, 2020

We’re lucky the world is balanced with the detail-obsessed and the generalists. Each serves a unique but necessary purpose.  In the world of medicine, we see a generalist for routine care and a specialty physician for something unusual. But you’ve got choices when it comes to your primary care physician....

Top 5 Reasons You Should Make an Annual Physical Your New Year's Resolution Jan 5th, 2020

Physical examinations are a critical aspect in maintaining a healthy life. At Nu Wave Medical, Dr. Sekhon takes pride in working directly with you to stay on top of your health needs and ensuring her patients understand the importance of an annual physical. What is a physical examination? A physical...

Avoid Holiday High Blood Pressure: Expert Tips to Manage Diet and Stress Dec 1st, 2019

For the 80 million Americans with high blood pressure, the hectic holiday season can bring extra risks. Even if you normally eat a healthy diet, stay active, and follow other precautions to reduce blood pressure, the added stress and food temptations during the holiday season can spell trouble.  At Nu...

Could I Have a Sexually Transmitted Disease and Not Know It? Nov 1st, 2019

Many misconceptions persist about STDs. One common myth is that you’ll know if you get an STD because you’ll have painful symptoms. The truth is that not all STDs present initial symptoms, and sometimes symptoms don’t occur for years.  You also may have heard that you can’t contract an STD...

When to Consider a Medical Weight Loss Program Oct 1st, 2019

Are you struggling with your weight? Have you tried different diets and exercise programs, but the number on the scale hasn’t budged despite your best efforts? If you’ve answered “yes” to these questions, you’re not alone. Almost 30% of Florida adults and close to 40% of American adults are overweight...

Diet Changes That Help Fight High Cholesterol Sep 1st, 2019

If you're one of the millions of adults in the United States who are fighting high cholesterol, you know it's important to watch your diet. High cholesterol can lead to serious health problems, including an increased risk of heart disease. At Nu Wave Medical Center, internal medicine physician Dr. Gurprit...

Myths and Facts About Vaccinations Aug 1st, 2019

Vaccinations build up your body’s natural immunity to a disease. Without vaccinations, you’re at risk of catching a disease and spreading it. Since some diseases can spread before symptoms occur, you could unknowingly infect your family, coworkers, and virtually anyone with whom you interact, depending on how a specific disease...

Here's How Stress Affects Your Body Jul 1st, 2019

Are you stressed out? Stress doesn’t just make you irritable or anxious — it can actually make you sick. Being under stress can affect every system of your body and significantly increase your chance of serious illness. At Nu Wave Medical Center in Panama City Beach, Florida, Dr. Gurprit Sekhon...

The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes Jun 1st, 2019

The link between obesity and Type 2 diabetes is so strong that the medical community has coined the term “diabesity.” Are you overweight and worried that you'll develop diabesity? Gurprit Sekhon, MD, at Nu Wave Medical Center can help. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease characterized by high levels...

Tips for Maintaining Your Weight Loss Results May 6th, 2019

Whether you finally met your weight loss goal with the help of Dr. Gurprit Sekhon’s medical weight loss program at the Nu Wave Medical Center in Panama City Beach, Florida, or you did it by some other means, we congratulate you. But your work isn’t done. Learn these tips for...

5 Lifestyle Changes For Keeping Your Blood Pressure Down Apr 3rd, 2019

High blood pressure can harm your blood vessels without causing noticeable symptoms until the damage leads to serious health problems. For this reason, hypertension—another name for high blood pressure — is considered a “silent killer.” Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to lower your risk for heart disease, stroke,...

Why an Annual Physical Is a Great Habit to Keep Up With Mar 4th, 2019

You’re super busy with your life, career, family, friends, and myriad interests. The idea of taking a few hours a year just to have a physical examination may seem like a luxury at first. But when you think about how much maintenance other areas of your life take — including...

Why a Medical Weight Loss Program Will Lead to More Success Than Fad Diets Feb 7th, 2019

There’s no shortage of products and services that tempt you with promises of quick weight loss solutions and, if they sound too good to be true, that’s because most of them are. In fact, if you do an internet search for “diet” or “weight loss,” you come up with more...

Why High Blood Pressure Is Known as the Silent Killer Jan 8th, 2019

Would you be surprised if we told you that 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure?  Most people would, and it's this surprise that exemplifies why high blood pressure is called the "silent killer." Many people think they eat well and exercise enough to prevent heart disease, but most people aren't doing enough or...

Our Weight-Loss Experts Offer 10 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Diet Over the Holidays Dec 19th, 2018

Indulge (a little) If you go into the holidays with a goal of turning a cheek at every truffle and peanut butter cup, you're setting yourself up to fail. Indulgent foods and the holidays go hand in hand, so allow yourself to indulge and have a bite of your favorite...

What Is Pre-Diabetes and How to Prevent It From Turning Into Full-Blown Diabetes Nov 28th, 2018

Diabetes is a chronic disease that can have a major effect on your overall health and wellness. People with diabetes have difficulty controlling their blood sugar (glucose), and that means they’re at a significantly increased risk for serious health problems like heart disease, obesity, kidney disease and kidney failure, vision loss,...

Why There is a New Flu Vaccine Every Year Oct 18th, 2018

Cooler temperatures, leaves changing colors, and signs for flu shots everywhere. It must be autumn.Just like pumpkin spice, the annual flu shot has exploded in popularity in recent years, increasing from about 12 million doses administered in 1980-81 to over 155 million last year. This is great news for everyone...