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Let’s start with the basics guy: Are you Addicted to technology?
We are all familiar with substance addiction to alcohol and narcotics, but what about the addiction to a specific behavior? Addiction is characterized by the inability to refrain from rewarding experiences consistently.
Today a great majority of Americans own at least one smartphone designed to make their professional and personal life efficient, entertaining, and easy. Today’s use of phones do, for many, what personal assistants used ...Continue Reading →
May is Women’s Health Month. As the emotional conduits for many families, women are well-suited to start some difficult but important conversations within their families about health-related decisions, including how each family member wants to be cared for at the end of life. For most of us, the dying process will be just that – a process, and not a sudden event. And while we all are guaranteed to experience the sunset of life, we might all have very different ...Continue Reading →
Many of my patients with an autoimmune disease have asked if it puts them at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 or developing more serious complications if they were to get COVID-19. Other patients worry if their autoimmune disease puts them in the immunocompromised category of individuals that need to take extra precautions. Not all individuals with an autoimmune disease are immunocompromised, however, certain medications used to treat some autoimmune diseases can be immunosuppressive.
There are several medical terms ...Continue Reading →
How do I know if I am infected with Covid-19 (Coronavirus disease, 2019)? Signs include:
Bluish lips or face
Are Kids Immune to the Virus? Children can develop COVID-19. However, the symptoms tend to be milder (as fever, runny nose, and cough). Children with underlying health conditions are at increased risk ...Continue Reading →
The Coronavirus may not show signs of infection for many days. Most people have recovered from it without any complications.The people at the highest level of complications are those over 65, especially if they have medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, etc. The treatment for people at the low-risk categories is not different than the flu; rest, increase hydration (room temp water, green tea or warm water with lemon), and Tylenol for fever. Ibuprofen ...
It is a new strain, but NOT a new virus! In fact, Over the last 70 years, scientists have been studying coronaviruses, considered zoonotic, because they are transmitted between animals and humans. SARS-CoV, the scientific name of this strain, is believed to be a new strain that was transmitted from civet cats to humans. Several other known coronaviruses in animals that have not yet infected humans.
It is common ...Continue Reading →
It probably comes as no surprise to you that the largest and second-largest organ in our bodies – the skin and gastrointestinal system respectively – are intrinsically connected and dependent on each other for optimal functioning. Studies investigating the so-called gut-brain-skin axis began in the early 1930’s. The hypothesis was then, and continues to be today, that stress by itself or combined with a poor diet decreases the good gut bacteria and causes ...Continue Reading →
When it comes to injuries, we often think of the unfortunate accident. Whether it’s a car accident, or trip-and-fall accident, it seems to be something out of our control and a case of bad luck. But what if I tell you that injuries often occur slowly over time because of lifestyle choices and habits? When it comes to physical injuries, a lot can actually be done preventatively. Anything from knee injuries to back injuries can ...Continue Reading →
By Kelsey Wood, RN
The Gut-Brain connection has been recognized in medical literature by leading innovators of integrative and functional health such as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and the Cleveland Clinic. Our gut is literally our “second brain.” Many of us have experienced “gut feelings” or “butterflies in our stomachs.” The mind and body are interconnected, and each can affect the other in both positive and negative ways.
Previously, it was thought that the brain controlled the body and gut, but new research ...Continue Reading →