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If you have health questions, concerns, or advice that aren't otherwise covered by another one of our Health Groups, this is the place to discuss general topics related to your well-being.

Food-Body Oddities: Why Asparagus, Carrots and Beets Do Those Things They Do

You are what you eat. Over the years I've found this to be particularly true both personally & as a doctor. Food can have interesting… Read More ▶

Fluoride: Friend or Foe?

Fluoride is commonplace in routine preventative dental care. Current practice has evolved with some debate, and some critics. This blog will discuss the current understanding… Read More ▶

[Extreme Existence] Is Your Alarm Clock Bad For Your Health?

Americans tend to wake up on the wrong side of the bed thanks to our obnoxious alarm clocks, which disrupt our sleep inertia and ruin… Read More ▶

Dry Eyes, Dry Skin, Dry Noses: Fight Winter Dry-Out With These Simple Home Remedies

A doctor 's guide to common winter complaints and how to handle them. Read More ▶

Infectious Disease Update: Ebola, Enterovirus and Chikungunya

The news is again saturated with new players in the man vs. microbe struggle. Stories on Ebola, Enterovirus D-68 and Chikungunya are creating alarm and… Read More ▶

Animal Bites: What You Need To Know

I took one look at my patient's cat bite and sent her to the hospital. Here she was, days later, after surgery and days of… Read More ▶

Study: Early Wake Times Hurt Our Teens: Should High Schools Be Required to Start Later?

More and more attention has been given to the social and physiological mismatch with our educational institution regarding teens and their sleep. Should school start… Read More ▶

Health Care Decisions Part 1: Understanding Efficacy, Weighing Risks

As a doctor, managing balance is a huge part of my existence. Understanding this balance that healthcare struggles with and espouses can be helpful in… Read More ▶

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