Smartphones and Mental Health

While a smartphone, tablet, or computer can be a hugely productive tool, compulsive use of these devices can interfere with work, school, and relationships. When you spend more time on social media or playing games than you do interacting with real people, or you can’t stop yourself from repeatedly checking texts, emails, or apps—even when it has negative consequences in … Read More

Common Health Problems With Children

Childhood Obesity Obesity is on the rise in our children. Your pediatrician should including obesity screening as part of the physical exam. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that children six years and older be screened for obesity (defined as an age- and gender-specific BMI at or above the 95th percentile) Children who are obese should be … Read More

Summer Hazards

Dehydration Disasters Drink plenty of fluids Take regular breaks by the shade Try and schedule your most vigorous activities early in the morning or evening when the sun isnt so intense If you suspect a heatstroke, go to the ER!! Boating Accidents To help prevent and prepare for capsizing, swamping, or someone falling overboard, follow these guidelines. Make sure that … Read More

Skin Cancer: Screening, Treating & Preventing

Skin cancer has been on the rise since the early 1990s. It is thought the increase in skin cancer is due to increased exposure to the sun and depletion of the ozone layer. One out of 6 Americans will develop skin cancer at some point. Skin cancer accounts for 33% of all cancers in the United States. Most skin cancers … Read More

Common Running Injuries

It is common for runners to overdo it. Each year, up to 70% of runners develop injuries. They most often occur because of a training error. You may run too far, too fast, or too soon after an injury. As a runner, it is important to take care of your body. There are things you can do to help prevent … Read More

All About Healthy Sleep

How many times have you heard “I didn’t sleep last night, I had too much stuff to do.” OR “I try to sleep around 10, but then I wake up around 1 in the morning thinking about ALL the stuff I have to do” The demands placed on the average American nowadays are so high that sleep is no longer … Read More

Colon Cancer Screening: What you should know

What is colon cancer? The colon, also called the large intestine, is a long tube that carries digested food from the small intestine to the anus. Colon cancer is an abnormal growth that can begin anywhere in the colon. It can spread to other parts of the body and lead to death. Colon cancer is common in both men and … Read More

Intermittent Fasting

Recently, I started to practice intermittent fasting after reading the book “The Obesity Code” by Dr Jason Fung. I learned intermittent fasting (IF) is currently one of the world’s most popular health and fitness trends. People are using it to lose weight, improve health and simplify their healthy lifestyle. Many studies show that it can have powerful effects on your … Read More

How do I go gluten free?

Eating a gluten-free, clean, fresh, and healthy diet will go a long way in helping you boost your metabolism, lose weight, get lean, and put you on the path to the healthiest you have ever been. But it only works if you follow some key strategies: 1. Stop using the word “diet” The “D” word “diet” only equates to short-term … Read More