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Study: New Mutation Sped Up Spread of Coronavirus

Nov. 13, 2020 -- The virus that causes COVID-19 is not the same strain as what first emerged from China. A new study shows it has changed slightly in a way that makes it more contagious to humans.

Nov 17th, 2020
Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dharma and Dr. Ashitey discuss the negative effects of sleep apnea and how it affects your health .

Oct 27th, 2020
Can You Protect Kids from COVID-19 at School?

This story was updated Aug. 10, 2020. Aug. 6, 2020 -- The first week back to school in the COVID-19 era brought alarming scenes from Georgia, one of the first states to reopen schools.

Aug 12th, 2020
'Are There Natural Ways to Treat Acid Reflux?'

If you have acid reflux, some of the recent headlines about PPI’s might have you wondering whether there are any natural ways to treat acid reflux instead of taking a capsule. Yes, there are. But before I get to those – a few words of context.

Aug 6th, 2020
What Is Depression?

Most people feel sad or depressed at times. It’s a normal reaction to loss or life's struggles.

Aug 5th, 2020
COVID-19 and Skin Conditions: What We Know So Far

Growing evidence shows that COVID-19 can affect almost every organ, including the skin. Dermatologists around the world are sharing images and information about various kinds of rashes and skin-related effects that may be associated with COVID-19.

May 4th, 2020
Officials Push Masks For COVID Despite Mixed Data

April 24, 2020 -- Cloth vs. paper, but not that kind of cloth. It’s too thin. Or it’s too thick -- you won’t be able to breathe! Make sure you cover your nose and mouth, but don’t touch your mask!

Apr 30th, 2020
CDC Adds Six Symptoms to COVID-19 List

April 28, 2020 - The CDC has added several new symptoms to its list for the coronavirus: chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, repeated shaking with chills and a loss of taste or smell.

Apr 29th, 2020
Evidence Mounts for Greater COVID Prevalence

Because a significant percentage of infected people don’t show any symptoms, experts have known the real number of infections was likely to be higher than confirmed cases. Others may have had symptoms but weren’t able to get tested.

Apr 28th, 2020
Coronavirus: Managing Your Mental Health

Some friends may be enjoying time outdoors, baking, or playing with their kids. Others could be displaying a lot of stress over the situation. Knowing what to feel can be confusing. One thing is for sure – if you’re feeling anxious, you’re not alone.

Apr 23rd, 2020
Are Objects Like Keys, Phone, Money COVID-19 Risk?

In the brave new world of COVID-19, home is your sanctuary, the one place you want to be sure is virus-free. But if you have to head outdoors, what are the best practices for decontaminating your things when you return home?

Apr 20th, 2020
Will Antibody Tests Help Us Leave Quarantine?

April 13, 2020 -- With more than 90% of the country unable to leave home for work or school, officials have said one thing might help us get back to normal: a rapid blood test to see if someone has developed immunity to COVID-19.

Apr 16th, 2020
How 4 U.S. Cities Helped Slow Coronavirus Spread

TUESDAY, April 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Stay-at-home orders and other social distancing measures have kept people from going out in four key U.S. cities, likely blunting the spread of COVID-19, federal health officials report.

Apr 14th, 2020
Chest Pain: COVID-19 or Anxiety?

One of the biggest questions people have had the last few weeks is whether a symptom they’re having is COVID-19 or something else. A runny nose … sore throat … chest pain.

Apr 9th, 2020
5 Ways to Arm Your Immune System Against COVID-19

You’re being careful to avoid COVID-19 infection – you’re staying home, washing your hands, and wiping down surfaces. Another way you can protect yourself and your family is to prepare your immune system to fight the virus if you do get infected.

Apr 8th, 2020
Preparing for Coronavirus: Dos and Don’ts

With cases in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, coronavirus (and COVID-19, the disease it causes) is spreading rapidly in the United States. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself right now:

Apr 2nd, 2020
Coronavirus Protocol

If you have a cough or fever, please follow the protocol in the article below

Mar 11th, 2020
Can Yoga Ease Your Pain?

Have a pain problem and wondering if yoga can help? I understand – not just as a doctor, but also as a patient.

Feb 26th, 2020
Prostate Problems to Watch Out for as You Get Older

As men age, they are more likely to look at travelling as a series of restroom stops. Heading to the grocery store or to a friend’s house for poker may involve strategizing about available restrooms along the way.

Feb 24th, 2020
Testosterone: Debunking the Myths

Testosterone is a misunderstood molecule. Our society links testosterone with body building, strength, virility, aggression, violence, square jaws, and six-pack abs.

Feb 20th, 2020
How to Protect Your Heart in the Heat

Summer is here, and for many of us, that means living with scorching temperatures. While sunburns and high air conditioning bills might be the most obvious hazards of hot weather, there’s also a real health risk.

Feb 19th, 2020
Pros and Cons of Keto for Type 2

It might sound counterintuitive that eating a high amount of fat can help you lose weight and manage blood glucose levels, but this is exactly what proponents of the ketogenic diet claim it can do.

Feb 18th, 2020
What to Do If You Have a Family History of Heart Disease

If you have a family history of heart disease, you likely know that your risk for heart disease is higher. But how much higher? The answer is essential because we have remarkably effective ways to lower your risk once we know how high it is.

Feb 17th, 2020
Side Effect or Allergy? How to Tell the Difference

As a pharmacist, many of my patients have told me they were allergic to a certain drug, but the reaction they described was actually a side effect. It’s important to know the difference because allergic reactions—especially those that are life-threatening.

Feb 13th, 2020
12 Subtle Signs of Anxiety

When you think of anxiety, you probably imagine the most obvious signs: sweating nervously, feeling agitated, worrying nonstop.

Feb 11th, 2020
A Dermatologist's Tips for Acne Scars

You’ve battled breakouts – and you have the scars to prove it. Blemishes can be distressing enough, but the marks left behind can serve as a lasting reminder of the emotional trauma and confidence hit that acne can cause.

Feb 10th, 2020
How Your Weight Could Be Affecting Your Fertility

You probably know that obesity can be a big troublemaker – it’s associated with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and metabolic syndrome. But did you know that it can also throw a monkey wrench in your efforts to conceive?

Feb 6th, 2020
Why Sunscreen Is Still Your Skin's Best Friend

Sunscreen has suddenly become controversial. Web reports describe certain ultraviolet filters as toxic. A recent magazine article compared sunscreen to margarine - as if it’s an outdated health fad.

Feb 5th, 2020
How to Fight Cellulite

Dimples are adorable - until they start showing up on our buttocks, abdomen, or thighs.

Jan 29th, 2020
Could It Be Herpes?

“I’ve got this yeast infection that just won’t go away. I had itching and burning, so I used an over the counter cream. I think I had an allergic reaction to it though, because now I’m all swollen and irritated down there.”

Jan 28th, 2020
Do You Need a Stress Test?

When I asked my new patient Steve why he came to see me, he answered, “I think I need a stress test.”

Jan 22nd, 2020
Natural Ways to Ease PMS

I’ve yet to meet a woman who enjoys being on her period or experiencing the lovely mood changes that often come with it. Many women simply deal with the irritability and bloating and get on with life (because we are women and that’s what we do).

Jan 20th, 2020
What to Do About Varicose Veins

Veins are in every part of our body, but many of us don’t think much about them until our legs begin to resemble a road map. Enlarged, visible, or uncomfortable leg veins - called varicose veins - are a common medical and cosmetic concern.

Jan 16th, 2020
How Your Age Affects Medications

Our age affects the way we look, think, and act – it also changes the way we respond to medications. Medications that are OK to use during certain stages of our lives may be dangerous during others.

Jan 14th, 2020
Noisy Knees May Be Trying to Tell You Something

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ever hear your joints clicking, creaking or crunching? Now, researchers say a new technique that listens closely to knees may help doctors diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis.

Jan 6th, 2020
What is numbness in your foot?

Your feet rely on a sense of touch to pull away from hot surfaces and to navigate changing terrain. But if you experience numbness in your foot, you may have little to no sensation in your foot.

Dec 11th, 2019
What is pelvic inflammatory disease?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female reproductive organs. The pelvis is in the lower abdomen and includes the fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and the uterus.

Dec 9th, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About ADHD

Are you having issues concentrating? Does it seem impossible to sit still at time? If so, hopefully this article can shine some light on what's happening.

Nov 21st, 2019
11 Signs It's More Serious Than the Common Cold

When you are feeling sick and stuffy, how do you know when it's time to see a Doctor? In this article, they go into detail on signs and symptoms of something more serious than the common cold.

Nov 18th, 2019
Is It OK to Work Out Every Day?

Most of us don't workout every single day, but what about those who do? Is it okay to do so? In this article below, they will explain how much we should actually workout.

Nov 14th, 2019
What Can Cause a Blown Vein and How to Treat It

If you have a blown vein, it means that the vein has ruptured and is leaking blood. It happens when a nurse or other healthcare professional attempts to insert a needle into a vein, and things don’t go quite right.

Nov 4th, 2019