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How Meditation is Helping Veterans Heal
July 28, 2016

How Meditation is Helping Veterans Heal

As the number of veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other related conditions continues to rise, many are finding relief in a surprising way. These veterans are closing their eyes and silently thinking a simple sound known as a mantra. Much to… Read More
Back to School Tips for Getting Kids to Brush Regularly
Jul 26, 2016

Back-to-School Tips for Getting Kids to Brush Regularly

As the new school year moves near, many parents are left with the age-old struggle of how to get their child to brush their teeth regularly before heading off to the bus stop each day. The good news… Read More
Ferment Your Way To Optimal Health
Jul 13, 2016

Ferment Your Way To Optimal Health

There has been a rise in the flourishing and enthusiastic trend of experimenting with fermentation to enhance flavors and create healthier and more sustainable foods. Of course, fermentation is by no… Read More
kid Baseball
Jun 23, 2016

Hey, Batter, Batter, Batter! How the Boys and Girls of Summer Can Prevent Strike Outs Due to Common Baseball Injuries

Baseball, the great America past time, is upon us and so is the potential for injuries among amateur and professional athletes alike. Take for example, the New York Mets, who this season have six… Read More
How Gardening Allows Combat Veterans to Blossom
Jun 21, 2016

How Gardening Allows Combat Veterans to Blossom

With the summer months upon us, it is a great time to think about gardening. The good news is that learning to grow your own food comes with a host of benefits. The benefits are so good that it’s… Read More
Mens Health Month
Jun 17, 2016

Men's Health Month: Focus on Prostate Screening

June is Men's Health Month, when we focus on prevention, detection, and treatment of disease in men and boys. As a cardiologist, it is tempting for me to use this platform to talk about heart… Read More
Food Allergy
Jun 17, 2016

Food Allergy, Intolerance, & Sensitivity: What’s the Difference?

If you’re looking for evidence that our society has become increasingly aware of the connection between the food we eat and our overall health, all you have to do is visit your local market. With… Read More
Pack the right mosquito repellent
Jun 17, 2016

Traveling abroad and worried about the Zika virus? Pack the right mosquito repellent!

Many people will be setting off to travel abroad over the summer, but this year those trips come with a side of fear of the Zika virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Read More
Jun 16, 2016

Navigating the Hospice Learning Curve

About twenty years ago a group of friends and I visited an acquaintance who was in a special hospice wing of a local hospital. We were told he had been taken there to die. We visited, and the next… Read More
Reducing Sodium in the Food Supply
Jun 03, 2016

Reducing Sodium in the Food Supply

As the former Chair of the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, I have looked critically at the totality of evidence on the link between sodium and chronic… Read More
standing desks may boost worker productivity
May 27, 2016

Texas A&M research shows 46 percent increase in workplace productivity with use of standing desks

New research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health indicates that standing desks may boost worker productivity, in addition to previously known benefits including helping… Read More

SPECIALISTS

microbial realm
June 16, 2016

E.T., We Know You're Home: The Search for Our Own Alien Life

Everybody has an opinion about the possibility of alien life. In the movies, contact commonly starts with a violent encounter. Sometimes, the story includes alien life emerging from a spaceship,… Read More
Pain Management without Drugs or Surgery
Sep 02, 2014

Pain Relief without Drugs or Surgery

An article I read stated that 1 out of 4 people live with chronic pain. 1 out of 4, that to me is a staggering number… Read More
medical illustration of symptoms of the sciatica
Aug 14, 2014

Neuromuscular Therapy: An Effective treatment for Sciatic Nerve Pain

Sciatica is usually caused by disc herniation in the lower lumbar region and it is generally due to injury of the lower… Read More
Cory-Andrew
Jun 04, 2012

Eye Care facilities in South Florida among the first in the nation to offer all-bladeless laser vision correction and cataract surgeries

Cory M. Lessner, M.D., CEO and Founder of Millennium Laser Eye Centers and Andrew Shatz, M.D., Medical Director of… Read More
Russo Charles
Aug 05, 2011

Stress: Part Three "What to do about Stress"

Charles Russo M.D., FACCWhat stresses us out? There are many people in lower socioeconomic conditions without good… Read More
Russo Charles
Aug 05, 2011

Stress: Part Two "The Consequences of the Body's Response"

Charles Russo M.D., FACCIn the first part of this series we learned about the "fight or flight" response which is… Read More

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