Author Archives: House Call Doctor Sanaz Majd

When to Worry About a Mole

Learn who is at higher risk for melanoma and what features are more concerning for this aggressive type of skin cancer

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When to Worry about a Bruise

Bruising is a common physical symptom. What causes bruising and how do you know when a bruise is something you should worry about?

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When to Worry About Your Blood Pressure

130/80 is the new high blood pressure threshold. What should your personal blood pressure goal be and when should you worry?

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When to Worry About Eye Twitching

Eye twitching is common. How do you know when it’s benign and when it’s a sign of something more serious?

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When to Worry about a Sore Throat

It’s winter time, and infection is certainly a cause of a sore throat. But what else can cause throat discomfort? What signs and symptoms should you be worried about? And when should you see your…

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10 Top Causes of Hair Loss

What are the most common causes of hair loss? House Call Doctor weighs in with the top ten causes

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When Should You Have Your Prostate Checked?

Prostate cancer screening has become a controversial topic. You may have wondered why your doctor stopped screening you for it. Learn the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening and the risk…

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Symptoms of Brain Cancer: What Is Glioblastoma Multiforme?

Senator McCain’s recent brain cancer diagnosis has truly been a shocker. What is Glioblastoma Multiforme? And what are the symptoms of brain cancer so that you are best prepared to take care of you…

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When to Worry about Ringing in Your Ears

Have you ever heard a ringing in your ears and wondered what to do? Up to 50 million people report having tinnitus in the U.S. Yet it is typically a benign condition. What can cause it? And how…

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What Is a Pre-existing Condition?

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), aka “Trumpcare,” just passed the House of Representatives in hopes of repealing and replacing Obamacare. What is the controversy over pre-existing…

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Causes and Treatment of Lower Back Pain

What do you do when you have back pain? In part 2 of our low back pain series, learn the more common causes and treatment of low back pain.

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When to Worry about Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is the fifth-most common reason that drives people to the doctor’s office. Learn the tips on how to prepare for your doctor’s visit

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Should You Take Melatonin for Insomnia?

Insomnia is a very common medical condition in today’s high-stress world.  Aside from prescription drugs, you may have been curious about over-the-counter melatonin supplements. But do they…

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What Are Personality Disorders?

Have you ever wondered if your coworker or estranged family member could possibly be suffering from a clinical personality disorder? Why are they so difficult to deal with? 

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How to Be a Healthy Vegetarian

Join House Call Doctor as she reviews crucial tips on how to be a healthy vegetarian and avoid any medical pitfalls.

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Birth Control and Depression: What You Need to Know

A new study suggests a link between hormonal contraceptives and depression.  Which methods were more likely to cause these mood changes? And what do you need to know before you make any…

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Should You Get Tested for the Breast Cancer Genes?

Do you have a family or personal history of breast cancer?  If so, it’s important to learn if and when you should get gene testing

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What Is Lyme Disease?

You may have seen singer Avril Lavigne’s recent media appearances discussing her experience with Lyme disease.  What is this mysterious illness, and how can you tell if you have it?

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