Wednesday, December 28, 2011

QUIT SMOKING in 2012: Your lungs will thank you!

One of the most powerful New Years' Resolutions you can make is to quit smoking, and give the gift of clean air to your lungs!

Your questions answered here

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Blues......?

Well, let's face it.  The Grinch didn't just come out of nowhere.  The holidays can get you down....if you let them.
Learn more about what causes the holiday blues and how to avoid the trap, below:

More questions about depression here:

Thursday, December 1, 2011


After eating a nice meal, the last thing you want to feel is that gnawing or burning feeling in your upper abdomen.  Find out what's happening and what to do about it here:

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Stress and Anxiety

Sometimes life gives us more than we think we can handle, we start feeling unsafe and fearful, and the medical name for this is ANXIETY.  Learn more about anxiety disorders in the videos below:

answering your facebook questions below:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Painful Heavy Periods.....

Learn more about two common causes of painful and heavy periods:  Endometriosis and Fibroids.

 and more answers to your questions below:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Health Care Costs.....can Make you Sick!

Take the stress out of your health care. Learn more about how to save money through prevention.

answering your questions:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Antibiotics.....common medicines with amazing powers, and some risks!

The use of antibiotics is so widespread that we scarcely give these medications a second thought.  Until something goes wrong.
Watch here for more information:

More answers to your questions below:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Here's some interesting facts about breast cancer:

And how to perform a Self Breast Exam  right here:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The FLU.....don't let it get YOU

Here's some great info about flu shots and what to do if you get the nasty bug:

Now here are YOUR questions:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Hafa Adai, 
Chances are you know someone who gets this unpleasant cluster of symptoms, just before their monthly cycle, month after month, year after year.   Learn more about it here!

Dr. Lom answers more questions in part 2, below!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Feeling a little Woozy?

Dizziness and balance problems can affect us at any age, and there are dozens of causes.  Learn more here about this common complaint!

Dr. Lom answers your questions below:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wormy Varicose Veins

Learn more about those blue blood vessels on your legs:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Congratulations Liz Santiago on your "Botox Journey"

Liz was the winner of our "Meanest Wrinkle" contest.  Watch her before and after video below.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lack of focus is not due to poor parenting or bad behavior

Truth be told, no parent or kid is perfect. But some kids do have trouble with concentration, especially on subjects that seem boring or repetitive.  When you combine that with impulsivity and hyperactive behavior, you have ADHD.

Watch more below:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What a Headache!

Headaches are so common, we barely stop to think about what causes them or how they can be prevented.  Learn more below!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Metabolism, too slow, too fast....what's going on with your THYROID?

The thyroid gland is an amazing organ that sits in the front of your throat and acts like the accelerator in your body.  Find out more below:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Achy Painy Joints....Arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
 Watch below to learn more about this painful condition.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Warts from Hell

Hafa Adai Friends,
Warts can be so annoying, and difficult to get rid of.  I used to feel bad that they wouldn't always go away after just one treatment until I attended a dermatology lecture entitled "Warts from Hell".  The lecturer was dermatologist who specialized in warts.  That's all he did, all day long, was treat warts!  And even he got frustrated sometimes, having tried all the magic in his toolbox, and finding that the pesky things just came back.

To find out more about warts, watch the Healthy Living video here:

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cuts, Wounds, Bites and Scratches...

Find out how to care for your skin injuries here!

Find out how to care for your skin injuries here:

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

All about Acne

This week's Healthy Living Segment is on Acne.  Watch now to learn how to control pimples. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Just Can't Get a Good Night's Sleep

This week's KUAM Healthy Living Segment is on Insomnia.  Watch below to catch some great tips on improving your rest at night.

Sleep tight!   And if you need more help, you know where to find us!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hypertension Video on KUAM Healthy Living TV Program

Welcome Back!  Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend.
 Today's KUAM segment was on high blood pressure. Watch it below!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pigmentation Problems

Hafa Adai and Welcome Back!

This week's video blog is from the KUAM Healthy Living program.  The topic is pigmentation problems, and we discuss birthmarks, moles, sun spots, and melasma.  Enjoy!



Friday, May 20, 2011

KUAM Healthy Living TV Programs ....Watch them Online Here!

Healthy Living on KUAM!

Hafa Adai!
Every Tuesday,  I will be answering your health and skin care questions on KUAM's show "Healthy Living".  It airs at 6:30pm on channel 8, and repeats on channel 11 at 7:30 pm.  You can also watch it on YouTube.  Here are the segments for the past two programs. 

Next Tuesday, the program will be about Pigmentation Problems.  You can submit your questions to KUAM online at

Have a terrific weekend!

KUAM Shows: 

Week 1  Topics:  concussion, eczema, protecting your skin.

part 1
part 2

Week 2 Topics: Environmental allergies
Part 1 2

Thanks for watching!
Jitka Lom MD 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Welcome to ExpressCare's Blog!

We hope to provide you with more up-to-date information both on our services and on health problems that affect you.  Our focus will change weekly, so check in with us to keep up-to-date.  You can also email us your questions.  Our newsletter is a great way to keep in touch and let us tell you about our latest specials.

This week, I want to talk about wound care.  So often, I see patients in the clinic who have tried all sorts of home remedies to take care of their skin rash or wound.  I want to tell you about the most common pitfalls I see, and how to take care of things at home to prevent trouble later.

Clean them with warm water and soap, for as long as it takes to sing the Happy Birthday song.  Don't use peroxide.  Really.  It stings, hurts the skin, and can cause a chemical reaction that actually prevents the skin from healing.  Just use warm water and soap .  Pat dry, and put on a clean bandage.  If the wound looks like it needs stitching, don't wait more than six hours.  After that it's too late.

Don't walk around town with oozing pus coming out of wounds on your legs or arms.  Wash them and cover with gauze or wear clean socks.  If your skin is open, you are leaking germs on others,  and you are open to collecting more bacteria.  Wash your sores carefully in the shower.  Don't go in the ocean to clean your sores.  You risk getting more bacteria there too.  If your sores are not healing after one week, or you are diabetic, get seen in the clinic.  You will need antibiotics to heal up quickly.

Don't squeeze them.  Put a hot compress and allow the boil to settle down.  If you are diabetic, or it's getting worse, go to the clinic to get antibiotics.  The goal is NOT to get the boil to "pop" or to cut it open.  If you take antibiotics early on, you will have an easier time with healing.

Remember, at ExpressCare, we're here for you.
Get in, Get out, Get Better!

'Til next time,

Jitka Lom MD