Get Kids to Eat Healthy by Getting Them in the Kitchen

Get your kids to eat healthy by getting them in the kitchen!

Creating healthy eating habits begins at home. Research shows that kids are more likely to try new foods when they are involved in the cooking process. For some parents this is a terrifying thought. Fear of giant messes, sharp objects, and hot surfaces may leave some parents apprehensive, but children of all ages can help [...]

Get to Know the ABC’s of Diabetes

Learn the ABC's of Diabetes and maintain your health!

Do you know your ABCs? Knowing the ABCs of your diabetes can lower your risk of developing heart disease and stroke.  Your ABCs are an easy way to remember the important issues related to your diabetes and help focus your visit with your physician. A is for A1c Your A1c level shows your average blood [...]

Lung Cancer Awareness: Get the Facts!

Get the facts about lung cancer during Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a perfect time to get the facts about lung cancer, its causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options. Find out about this common cause of death from cancer and how you could take steps to improve your health! How common is lung cancer? Lung cancer is the most common [...]

How YOU Can Reduce Your Risk For Stroke

Find out how you can reduce your risk for a stroke.

Attending a stroke conference at Harvard Medical Center a couple of years back, I heard a very striking metaphor by Dr. Martin Samuels: “As the winning strategy in baseball is to keep the runner off second base, the winning strategy in life is to get through it without having had a stroke!” Stark but true! [...]

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Get tips on eating healthy on any budget!

Yes, it can be done! Eating healthy does not have to be expensive. All it takes is a little planning and you can begin to provide healthy meals for yourself and for your family, while staying within a budget. The first step is making a shopping list and sticking to it. Buy just what you [...]

September is Prostate Health Month!

Learn how to keep the men in your life healthy during Prostate Health Month!

September marks Prostate Health Month, a time to get informed about urological diseases and cancers that can affect your prostate and overall health. Check out the video below to learn more about why taking care of your prostate is important and how you can help prevent disease with regular checkups and visits with your urologist! [...]

Cholesterol Awareness: What You Need to Know

September is Cholesterol Education and Awareness Month!

What is cholesterol? What do all those numbers in your chart mean? September is National Cholesterol Education Month and the perfect time to brush up on heart healthy habits. ”Cholesterol” is a steroid alcohol present in animal cells and body fluids. It can be taken in by diet [exogenous], or made by the liver [endogenous]. We [...]

Dangers of Expired Medication

Don't be tempted to use expired medication! Find out how to dispose of unused medicine properly

Times are tough and money is tight all over. It’s tempting to save unused medications past their expiration date; however, time affects medications as much as it does food. An expired medication may become toxic over time due to degradation of chemical components or even growth of bacteria and mold. Using these expired medications can [...]

Don’t Let Dehydration Ruin Your Summer!

Stay hydrated this summer and stay healthy!

Summer is in full swing and that means fun in the sun — and high heat. Get the facts about staying hydrated in the summer and beyond, and find out how dehydration can adversely affect your health and lead to complications.    

Secondhand Smoke and You

Learn how secondhand smoke can affect you and those around you.

“You mean that my child’s cough is from asthma? No one in our family has asthma.” “What do you mean I have emphysema? I have never smoked.” As a pulmonologist, these are questions I hear on a regular basis. Patients and their families are often confused as to how they developed these conditions. The answer [...]