Do you have a personal physician? A personal physician is one you trust with your health, which should be one of your most precious possessions. This person listens to you and collaborates with you on health care decisions. Today, physicians typically work in teams and every member of your physician’s team is dedicated to you. Continue reading → The Doctor’s Note: Do you have a personal physician?
Did you know elevated cholesterol contributes to nearly half a million heart attacks annually? That is a staggering number. For most of us, heart attacks and stroke can be prevented and our overall quality of life improved and lengthened with a balance of diet, exercise and treatments. Prevention starts with knowing your number and your risk. Continue reading → The Doctor’s Note: Cholesterol: know your number, know your risk
Summer is here! The warm weather and long days offer us extended opportunities to be outside and active. It can also create opportunities for injury or illness that may happen after hours. Continue reading → The Doctor’s Note: Should I go to the emergency room?
“Hey Doc, I saw an advertisement for stem cells to regenerate joints, since nothing has worked, is it time for me to have this done on my bum knee?”
Stem cell therapy has drawn interest as a novel approach to treat difficult medical conditions. Hematopoietic stem cells retrieved from the bone marrow or blood are being used successfully to replace bone marrow damaged by chemotherapy regimens. These treatment regimens continue to be studied and refined and are now a widely-accepted treatment option. Continue reading → The Doctor’s Note: Does stem cell therapy live up to its hype?
Do you have an attitude of gratitude? You can develop an attitude of gratitude and a daily journal is a great way to start. Research shows that simply taking five minutes each day to write down the things you are grateful for can increase your happiness as much as doubling your income! Continue reading → The Doctor’s Note: Take time to be thankful