Health & Beauty

Health and beauty tips often go overlooked as to how they can impact your actual health. Your body’s largest organ is your skin and taking care of it is vitally important. Not to be overlooked, as well, is how looking better can actually make you feel better.

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Hospital Safety Checklists

An emergency admission to the hospital is one of the most harrowing experiences anyone can experience—often a matter of life or death. But even an orderly, scheduled admission means patients and their caregivers have to deal with all sorts of | Read More…

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Establish New Habits in 3 Weeks

By some estimations, we are our habits. Aristotle himself said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” The same can be said about our health. Our habits—the things we do repeatedly and | Read More…

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Oxytocin’s Anti-Aging Benefits

I look forward to each new day. Each one provides me a chance to grow wiser, learn new things, and expand my life. But, as much as I treasure new experience and knowledge, each new day also brings with it | Read More…

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Natural Skin Care Regimen

I’ve had several patients who think that our skin is just a big wrapper for our bones and organs. Yes, it is that. But it’s an organ itself—the largest you’ve got. So good skin care is vital for overall good | Read More…

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Review Medications at Every Doctor’s Visit

Two people walk into a bar. They’re of similar size and weight, have similar vital signs, similar health conditions. They each have a glass of wine. Soon, one gets tipsy. The other shows no change in behavior. Why the difference? | Read More…

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Chikungunya Virus: What, Where, How to Avoid

This New Year’s Eve, we learned that actress Lindsay Lohan is a victim of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV). We think Ms. Lohan contracted her illness in the Pacific islands of French Polynesia, but CHIKV is moving quickly from South America and | Read More…

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Toenail Fungus: Cause & Cure

Our feet are incredibly sensitive. (One of the most feared tortures in the Spanish Inquisition was bastinado—whipping the soles of the victim’s feet. Glad you asked?) So it’s curious that a fungal toenail infection is so often a painless, and | Read More…

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Wrinkles Cured with Nutrition

Do you like what you see in the mirror? Or are you, like so many of my patients, looking for ways to turn back the clock and get your youthful glow on again? If that’s the case, here’s something you | Read More…

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12 Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist Before You Take Your Prescription

Every year, thousands of Americans are hospitalized for drug reactions and interactions. Some of those reactions are fatal, and none of them are pleasant. So while a dozen questions for a pharmacist may seem like a lot, it’s always better | Read More…

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Pillars of Health: Exercise, Relaxation, Detox, Sleep

If you’ve been following my advice for a while, you’ve likely heard about my Pillars of Health. But if you’re new to my health letter, the Pillars of Health are eight lifestyle choices providing the foundations for good health. You | Read More…