10 Heart Healthy Foods to Add to Your Diet

Fight heart disease with tasty foods. In the United States, heart disease is one of the leading causes of death. Cardiovascular diseases like hypertension, heart attacks, and stroke take over 17.9 million lives each year. While this may seem like a daunting statistic, the good news is that heart disease typically takes years to becomeContinue reading “10 Heart Healthy Foods to Add to Your Diet”

16 Complex Carbohydrates to Give You More Energy and Promote Weight Loss

Complex carbs are an important part of a balanced diet. In the past few decades, carbohydrates have gotten a bad rap in popular culture. Low-carb diets like Atkins have convinced the world that the key to losing weight is cutting carbs. While this is a strategy that technically works, it’s not really a good long-termContinue reading “16 Complex Carbohydrates to Give You More Energy and Promote Weight Loss”

Can Coffee Actually Lower Your Blood Pressure?

A new study finds that coffee could actually be good for hypertension. For many Americans, coffee is thought of as a life-giving, day-brightening, necessary component to your morning. Nobody can deny that it gives you plenty of energy, and can even make you feel jittery if you drink too much. The idea that coffee raisesContinue reading “Can Coffee Actually Lower Your Blood Pressure?”

How to treat with common aches and pains as you get older

Dr. Karen Sutton from the Hospital for Special Surgery shares a checklist for understanding aches and pains people feel as they get older and how to find the right care. Recently I appeared on the Today Show to discuss how to cope with and treat the common aches and pains that are associated with growingContinue reading “How to treat with common aches and pains as you get older”

Five Things to Know About RSV

RSV is a respiratory illness affecting adults and children. RSV stands for respiratory syncytial virus. Most people hadn’t even heard of RSV until recent times, but in the past year it has become a hot topic, especially in terms of infant infection rates.  RSV can affect both children and adults, and the symptoms are muchContinue reading “Five Things to Know About RSV”

Hidden Symptoms of Diabetes

Symptoms of diabetes aren’t as straightforward as you might think. One in 10 Americans suffer from diabetes. It is a serious disease that can negatively impact your life in many ways. Diabetes is fairly common, so awareness isn’t really so much of an issue. Catching it early is very important however. Symptoms of Type 1Continue reading “Hidden Symptoms of Diabetes”

How to Create Boundaries for the Holidays

Setting boundaries can help you navigate your anxiety during the holiday season. For some, the winter holiday season is a time to reconnect with family members, enjoy each other’s company, and create quality memories for the future. For others, it’s a hard-to-navigate hellscape of conversational landmines and pitfalls, with a trigger around every corner. I’mContinue reading “How to Create Boundaries for the Holidays”

Five Things to Know About Stiff Person Syndrome

Stiff Person Syndrome is a rare neurological disorder. As many of you may know, Celine Dion was recently diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome. I’m a huge Celine fan, so I was immediately curious about what this disorder entails. In medical school we learn about a lot of diseases, and but rare syndromes like this aren’tContinue reading “Five Things to Know About Stiff Person Syndrome”

Five Things That Happen to Your Body When You Stop Drinking

Are you thinking about trying out ‘Sober October’? There are all kinds of monthly fads out there, like ‘no-shave november’, ‘dry January’, ‘Roevember’ (more of a very important movement than a fad), and sober October. I’m not normally one to recommend fads because I believe more in creating lifelong habits. But that being said, RoevemberContinue reading “Five Things That Happen to Your Body When You Stop Drinking”

Five Best Herbal Remedies for Anxiety

Deal with stress and anxiety the natural way. Stress is a normal part of life for all human beings, especially in this modern age of technology. Even if you manage to create a relatively stress-free existence in your home, you probably still have to deal with work issues, relationship pitfalls, and health concerns. Pile onContinue reading “Five Best Herbal Remedies for Anxiety”