Obesity isn’t just about being overweight anymore. It’s about life, health, and now, it’s about changing people’s attitudes. Obesity now considered a ‘disease’ The American Medical Association (AMA) has officially recognized obesity as a chronic disease. Defining obesity as a disease should spur physicians and patients — and insurers— to regard it as a serious … Read More
When I mention lupus to my patients, sometimes I get a confused look because it’s not a well-understood condition. People wonder why the body would attack itself, as is the case with lupus and other autoimmune diseases.
You could say treating head and neck cancer has become something of an art. I have spent the last 12 years refining my artistic skill of “painting” radiation onto tumors in the head and neck.
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If you’re pretty good about eating a healthy diet during the week, you’re off to a good start. But if you let that diet slide after a hard workout or on weekends, you’re fumbling at the five-yard line. Dietitian Amy Jamieson-Petonic, RD, says many people derail their healthy diets on the weekend. People think that … Read More
When are your parents too old to drive? If you’re worried, our expert explains what factors you should consider and how to get them evaluated.
Do the holidays bring more stress than joy? Here are 3 expert tips for feeling less Scrooge-like.
Around Thanksgiving, the buildup of holiday stress begins for a lot of us. There are gifts to buy — which can be particularly stressful if you venture out on Black Friday — parties to plan, and lots of activities to try to squeeze in between now and New Year’s Day. But psychologist Michael McKee, PhD, … Read More
You’ve probably read about calcium and vitamin D in the news, where headlines highlight the need for these crucial nutrients — and the fact that most of us don’t get enough of them. What doesn’t make headlines is the parathyroid, the four little glands in your neck that are tied closely to both calcium and … Read More
Children can have a stroke. Here’s what you need to know.