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.
Alzheimer’s Disease remains one of the most puzzling conditions that modern medicine is facing.
Sometimes, it is good not to be at the extremes. In other words, just be average.
There is interesting news from Sweden: the risk for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality have declined among patients with diabetes in that country.
Do people drink more alcohol when the temperatures are low and the weather is bleak?
A disturbing trend in our nation’s health reported in the journal JAMA Neurology.
There is yet another reason to worry about the use of opioids.
It is an issue that is becoming increasingly noticeable as studies are performed looking at ways to reduce hospital costs.
People are training for marathon season but, according to a new report from the New England Journal of Medicine, we often think of risks to runners but we often ignore those living close to the race.
One of the most important parts of a patient’s care in the hospital is nursing.
Our perceptions of other people are often different than reality.
It’s a fascinating concept. Could our weight affect the way we perceive pain?