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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
What to know about influenza A

Influenza, or flu, is a viral infection that affects the respiratory system. Influenza A is one of four types of the virus, which can cause a cough, body aches, and a sore throat.

Oct 23rd, 2019
What are the worst foods for gut health?

Bacteria and other microbes in the gut help the body digest food. These bacteria may also play an important role in helping the body fight harmful bacteria, yeast, and other microbes.

Oct 18th, 2019
What are the best foods to aid digestion?

The digestive system breaks food down into nutrients and energy that the body can use. Some types of food, including vegetables and yogurt, can help this process of digestion.

Oct 11th, 2019
What is serotonin and what does it do?

Serotonin is a chemical that has a wide variety of functions in the human body. It is sometimes called the happy chemical, because it contributes to well being and happiness.

Oct 10th, 2019
22 Simple and Healthy Whole30 Snacks

Whole30 is a 30-day program meant to improve overall health by eliminating unhealthy and potentially problematic foods and beverages from your diet.

Oct 3rd, 2019
Is Gatorade good or bad for you?

Gatorade is sold as an exercise enhancement drink. It contains re-hydrating electrolytes but also has a high concentration of sugar.

Sep 12th, 2019
How Disconnecting from Technology Made Me Happier

As I watched all the life happening around me, I felt relaxed and at peace. I was sitting alone in solitude, surrounded by happy people, good food, and good wine. There was nowhere I needed to go and nothing I needed to do in that moment.

Aug 13th, 2019
Everything You Want to Know About IBS

Between 3 percent and 20 percent of Americans experience irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms. The condition affects more women than men. Some people with IBS have minor symptoms, while others do not.

Jul 30th, 2019