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Suicides remind us that forms of mental illness are real diseases

June 15, 2018

The media has been ablaze as we observe how the nation’s suicide rate is climbing. Patients tell me they cannot understand how successful individuals like fashion designer Kate Spade and renown author, chef and world traveler Anthony Bourdain – people with great wealth and status- could end their lives by committing suicide. “What were they […]

Does hot weather have a negative effect on one’s health?

June 8, 2018

A lot of people, not being cold weather fans, are most happy to see the return of warm weather. You get to peel off those heavy layers of clothes. You get to turn off the heat. You get to enjoy those longer hours of sunlight and the mood elevation that most people enjoy. With this […]

Summer is the season to be active and exercise

June 1, 2018

Summertime is the time of year when a lot of people become more active and try to lose weight. Patients often tell me about an upcoming family reunion, class reunion, wedding or even a vacation where they would like to look their very best. I will take that motivation to exercise and lose weight from […]

Is middle-age too late to start living a healthier life?

May 24, 2018

When you consider your health, there is no secret that it is certainly better for you to start good healthy habits as soon as possible. The earlier you start to exercise on a regular basis the better. The earlier you start to eat healthier the better. The bottom line here is to be healthy and […]

Work environment can be bad for one’s health

May 11, 2018

To say that life is stressful for many people is an understatement. Much of our daily living revolves around work. Many people work primarily for financial viability and stability and more often than not, one’s work environment does very little to maintain or even help improve one’s health. In recent years, healthcare providers worldwide have […]

What exactly is “Comfort Care”?

May 4, 2018

The debate on how to care for people who are near the end of their lives has been brought to the forefront recently with the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Mrs. Bush, known as the enforcer, lived up to that mantel to the end of her life. She chose her own way of […]

Cone Health Foundation ranks in top 10 funders for HIV support

April 27, 2018

The 15th annual Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS report recently released by Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA), ranks Cone Health Foundation 8th for funding HIV programs and services among “Deep South” states (defined by the Southern AIDS Strategy Initiative as: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas). According to FCAA, […]

“Self-care” is taking care of one’s mental and physical health

April 19, 2018

I have recently been introduced to the concept of self-care. This is in no way a new concept. It has been around the block a few times with different reincarnations and names. The topic of self-care has had a resurgence in the last few years as we all attempt to live more balanced, peaceful and […]

How Can We Eat Better and Lower Our Sugar Intake?

April 13, 2018

During the recent Easter and Passover observances, many of us commemorated these events by consuming lots of sugar. While those of us who celebrated Easter filled up on those cute, little, chocolate and marshmallow bunnies and chicks, we should now be thinking about how we are going to eat better and decrease our sugar intake. […]

Patients and Prayer

April 5, 2018

There are many aspects of life that enter into the patient/ healthcare provider relationship. If it is a new relationship you both are “sniffing” each other out. You both want to make a favorable impression on each other. So most times your best behavior is on display. Though some patients may feel that initial interview […]


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