Most of us, as physicians, try to be superhuman.
We can learn about health by watching populations around the world.
Just about all of us love the Fourth of July picnic.
Over the years, warnings about fireworks and firework injuries have been the subject of Independence Day reports, and for good reason.
That mid-afternoon nap could be good for your health.
A patient can call the navigator and ask for help, guidance about leading medical centers, new treatments, even insurance and social issues.
We know that the impact of physical spousal abuse or physical bullying in children can be great.
When you visit the doctor, the time you spend is probably focused on ways to lose weight, quit smoking, or adjust medications.
We think of obesity as a problem isolated to our affluent culture here in the United States.
One of the biggest advances in health care over the past 15 years is the realization that obstructive sleep apnea can increase the risk of hypertension.
Degenerative Joint Disease, or DJD, is a major source of knee pain and it comes from years of wear and tear.
The healthcare system in the United States is stressed, but the area that faces the most financial pressure may very well be the area of mental health.
Bacterial resistance is a major problem in the United States.
It is a well known fact that during pregnancy, too much weight gain, or too little weight gain, are often associated with medical issues in the baby once the child is born.
We know that alcohol abuse can have a major impact on a person’s health, and the organ that can get impacted the most is the liver.
There is no doubt that the incidence of dementia is on the rise in this country.
We are a nation fighting an obesity epidemic with numbers skyrocketing.
For many of us this time of the year means graduation, wedding, and your kids are involved in all kinds of sports that require parents involvement.
Family doctors and emergency department physicians are being asked to deal with major medical issues associated with care.
Tears to the meniscus of the knee can be career-threatening for young athletes.
Sepsis is a major cause of death in patients.
I have spent my career trying to help people quit smoking cigarettes.
The numbers are somewhat startling: one in four older adults report having difficulty walking.
Already, thanks to a mild spring, we’re getting out in the sun, but with that exposure we must remember sun-protective factors.
When people are diagnosed with a chronic condition like high blood pressure or diabetes, they may initially feel defeated or as if they are somehow flawed.
When most of us think about the summer time we think of fresh air and an opportunity to get out there and exercise.
A hallmark of the patient-physician relationship is trust.
As we prepare for the summer I have a bit of common sense health advice.
Studies have shown that the psychological impact of bullying can be a lifelong issue for not just the victims, but the bullies themselves.
Guidelines in health care are becoming more and more commonplace as we use computers more often, and are able to collect data.