• End Seasonal Suffering

    One of the best things about being a doctor is being able to help people after hours, not just at the center. A couple months ago, an opportunity to do that came up during one of my speaking engagements. I | Read More »

  • How to Fight the Winter Blues

    Diagnosing illness is a tricky business. Most doctors do their best to help patients, but certain conditions are very similar to others, and teasing them apart can be difficult. For many physicians, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is an ailment that | Read More »

  • Nutrients You Need: The Big Three

    Are you confused about what you should be eating? With all the contradictory information out there, who can blame you? So let’s set the record straight, starting with a closer look at carbohydrates, fats, and protein, a group also known | Read More »

  • What Your Headache is Trying to Tell You

    If someone knocked on your door, saying your house was on fire, would you tell that person to go away? Of course not! But every time you pop a painkiller for a headache, that’s what you’re doing — telling the | Read More »

  • Ways to Stay Allergy-Free this Season

    One of the best things about being a doctor is being able to help people after hours, not just at the center. A couple months ago, an opportunity to do that came up during one of my speaking engagements. I | Read More »

  • Don’t Stop Exercising This Winter

    If I told you something was available that could make tremendous improvements in your health — both physically and emotionally — you would want to know more, right? Then I would tell you about the thousands of studies showing its | Read More »

  • The Bright Side of Aging

    Whoever said that growing old isn’t for sissies had a point. Every day, I see patients struggling with aches, pains, limited mobility, and far worse. When our health declines, we tend to blame aging. But I’ve come to the conclusion | Read More »

  • How to Win the Blood Sugar Battle

    The holiday season may be weeks away, but now is a good time to plan a way around the typical overindulgence, bad choices, and weight gain. The holidays are a great excuse for going overboard, especially when it comes to | Read More »

  • The Fall Food Guide

    Now that autumn is officially here, it’s time to celebrate the season’s abundance. Summer may be when gardens produce popular favorites, but fall’s harvest is filled with less well-known flavorful vegetables and fruit that should not be missed. Unfortunately, I’ve | Read More »

  • Beat the Bathroom Blues

    If you’ve ever had to deal with irregularity — and who hasn’t? — you know how uncomfortable it can be to discuss bowel problems. I understand it’s awkward to talk about such personal things. But we’re all here to make | Read More »

  • Could You Have Adult ADD?

    Discussions of ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) normally revolve around children with behavioral and/or learning difficulties. But ADHD and its cousin, ADD (attention deficit disorder without hyperactivity, which is more common in grown-ups), can persist into adulthood. In fact, over half of | Read More »

  • How to Avoid Food Poisoning

    Just the other day, a friend and I were reminiscing about the good old days, when the most likely source of food poisoning was Aunt Sue’s potato salad that had been sitting for hours on a picnic table in the | Read More »

  • How to Buy Dietary Supplements

    As a practicing physician, my patients frequently ask about dietary supplements, including vitamins and related substances. Here are the top two questions: Do I need to take vitamins? Which vitamins should I take? Since these topics come up so often, | Read More »

  • Dangerous Drug Interactions

    How many times have you actually read the inserts that come with over-the-counter medications or prescriptions from your doctor? Don’t be ashamed to admit the answer is “never.” That’s very typical. The inserts are not only difficult to read because | Read More »

  • Take the DIE Out of DIET

    If you’re like many of my patients, you’d like to lose a few (or more) pounds. As you’ve probably noticed, there’s no shortage of help when it comes to dieting. Let’s see, there’s the cabbage soup diet, the ice cream | Read More »

  • Is It Alzheimer’s… or Something Else?

    If there’s one thing my patients have in common, it’s concern about developing Alzheimer’s disease. With more than 4 million sufferers in the U.S. alone, most of us either know someone with the disease or have heard the horror stories | Read More »

  • A Guide to Understanding Blood Tests

    If you’re like most of my patients, you’ve probably looked over the alphabet soup of acronyms and abbreviations in your blood test results and wondered what it all means. So to empower my readers, here is a simplified guide to | Read More »

  • Sleep Apnea: Learn to Sleep Peacefully and Soundly

    Are you sleepy during the daytime despite getting 7 or 8 hours of sleep during the night? Do you snore so loudly that others have difficulty sleeping in the same room? Do you wake up with a headache or parched | Read More »

  • 3 Questions to Identify a Stroke

    Here are two important statistics I’d like to share with you. First, every 45 seconds, someone in this country has a stroke. Second, as many as 80 percent of those strokes could have been prevented. Eighty percent! That is not | Read More »

  • 12 Solutions for How to Cool Off This Summer

    It’s that time of year again — time to talk about weather-related health complications, like heat exhaustion and heatstroke. One look at the weather map shows that most of the country is baking, with heat records being shattered far and | Read More »