Can wearable fitness trackers improve your health?

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More than one in five Americans owns a wearable fitness tracker, such as a Fitbit or Apple Watch, and at least one in 10 wears the tracker every day. But do they work, and can they really help to improve your health? The short answer is yes — these devices can help you to improve […]

Falling: It’s Not Just a Concern for the Elderly

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One in three adults aged 65 or older fall each year. If you are within this age category, it’s important to take this seriously, as it can happen to anyone and can cost you money, independence and even your life. Key Facts In 2013, 2.5 million people visited the emergency room due to a fall, […]

Fitness and Technology: Tools to Help You Lose Weight

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Your heart is a muscle, and just like any other muscle it needs exercise to stay healthy. A sedentary lifestyle is one of the top risk factors for heart disease. People who are inactive, overweight and have a poor diet are twice as likely to develop heart disease than an active person. Excess pounds do […]

Like Father, Like Son

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For some fathers, it’s about old baseball cards or the know-how to fix cars. For others, it’s the family farm or a special heirloom. But one thing all fathers inevitably pass down to their sons is a piece of their DNA. Call it family tradition or just plain science, but it’s an inheritance that must […]

About Dr. Curtis Chastain

Curtis C. Chastain, MD, FACP is an internal medicine physician focused on primary care of adult males. He serves as the president of Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group and as director of the Men’s Health Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and is member of the American College of Physician Executives, Louisiana State Medical Society, and the East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society.

[Infographic] 4 Reasons Why Men Avoid the Doctor, Told by a Doctor

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Men, including myself, are notorious for neglecting their health. There’s many reasons we won’t go to the doctor and here’s just a few: We are busy. Between the kids, the house and our job, who actually has time to go to the doctor? Whenever we do have downtime, the doctor’s office is the last place […]

About Dr. Curtis Chastain

Curtis C. Chastain, MD, FACP is an internal medicine physician focused on primary care of adult males. He serves as the president of Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group and as director of the Men’s Health Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and is member of the American College of Physician Executives, Louisiana State Medical Society, and the East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society.