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Combatting gastric reflux may require lifestyle changes

September 16, 2016

One of the most common complaints people present to a doctor’s office with is acid indigestion or gastric reflux. Sometimes it’s a patient’s main complaint and other times a patient will express the concern to me as I have my hand on the examination room door knob about to exit the room. Often, people know […]


Prostate Cancer: Getting the Facts – Part 1

September 8, 2016

Prostate Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer among men, and the second leading cause of cancer death among U.S. men. Although the rates of men diagnosed and who die from the disease have declined in recent years, African American men are still significantly more likely to be diagnosed with the disease compared […]


Pokémon Go may be good for your health

August 19, 2016

In this day of smartphone and computer apps for every conceivable thing, one of the good things we have seen is the multitude of apps that promote good health and good health habits. You can find an app that measures any bodily function you may want to follow. How many calories you burned, how far […]


Olympics a reminder of importance of exercise

August 12, 2016

In honor of the Olympics, The Lancet, a well-respected medical journal, has reported on several studies that are examining how physical activity affects our health. This is the second time The Lancet has taken the opportunity of the Olympics to bring awareness to inactivity and its effects upon our health. During the last Olympics in […]


Barbecued meats can be cancer causing

July 8, 2016

Summer is finally here. For some that means barbecue time. Let us not forget those die-hard people who barbecue all year round in the snow or ice, but most of us barbecue predominantly in the warmer months. It becomes a ritual. We await that invitation to that special event. There are festivals in honor of […]


Is motherhood bad for one’s health?

June 24, 2016

It has been said by many that the hardest job around and one of the most rewarding jobs around is that of being a parent. Being a parent is a job and when it is done right, it requires one to give a lot of love, time and attention to a child. It’s not an […]


New device can help with insomnia

June 17, 2016

Your mind keeps racing. You just cannot turn it off. You toss and turn in the bed but thoughts of what happened that day or thoughts of what you have to do the next day keep running through your brain. How can you stop it? You have got to go to sleep. You have got […]


Alternatives to opioid usage

June 10, 2016

In recent months, addiction to opioid medications has been prominently featured in news media. We hear tragic stories of addiction occurring in so many people across the country. There is the tragic story of the high school athlete who initially took pain medications to aid in the care of an injury. He became addicted to […]


Diet is crucial for good brain health

June 3, 2016

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently held its annual conference. One presentation was given on the crucial role diet plays in brain health. This is particularly so when it comes to depression and dementia states Dr. Drew Ramsey, from Columbia University in New York City. There is now an evidence based scale that rates animal […]


How to help prevent medical errors

May 20, 2016

We have recently seen evidence that medical errors are a major cause of deaths. I was shocked when it was reported that these errors could be the third leading cause of death in the United States. I am sure this data will be verified, but regardless, any deaths from medical errors are unacceptable. My next […]


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