Patients come to me every day asking what they can do to decrease their risk of getting breast cancer. They keep up with regular screenings (including br...
Tips and resources to promote good mental health
Next week is Mental Health Wellness Week, an opportunity to consider ways to promote, manage and improve your overall well-being. Mental health plays an important role in how we think, feel, act and relate to others, including our emotional and psychological well-being. It also impacts how we deal with stress and make choices that influence other aspects of our lives. Because of this, it’s important to understand how to maintain positive mental health, as well as identify signs that you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health problem Promoting Positive Mental Health There are a number of things you can do to manage or improve your overall mental health, including If you or…
How Fit is Your Family? Assess your family’s habits to get your Family Fit Score
The Family Fit Score Evaluator helps assess your family's daily habits to determine your Family Fit Score. This assessment was designed help increase healthy family habits in order to decrease the risk of obesity for everyone in the family. Get your score along with goals and steps that may help improve it.
How to Get Patients to Take More Control of Their Medical Decisions
For years, people have been urged be more active in their own care. Now providers are giving them better tools to make that happen.
Sleep and Aging: Why Can't We Stay Asleep As We Get Older?
In a National Sleep Foundation survey of adults aged 55 and older, one-third of people aged 55-64 and one quarter of people aged 65-84 reported that their sleep
How certified behavioral health homes help clients with serious mental illness
The approach “puts the patient at the center and wraps all the needs around that patient, rather than doing it the old way, forcing a patient to interact with an existing medical structure or system.”
Hip Labral Tears: What They Are and When to See An Orthopedic Surgeon Like Dr. Matsuda
What is a hip labral tear A healthy hip is supported by a ring of cartilage, called a labrum, which acts a seal designed to keep the ball at the top of the thighbone securely in place in the hip socket. When the labrum suffers damage due to physical injury or structural abnormalities it can tear resulting in a hip labral tear. Hip labral tears can happen to anyone from accidents such as a fall or injury that leads to dislocation of the hip, but are far more common in athletes who are required to perform a lot of repetitive motions, especially in the form of cutting. Those who play football, basketball and soccer are most at risk but tears have also been known to occur in ice hockey, baseball, wrestling and gymnastics.…
Why Can Varicose Veins Be Painful?
Symptoms of varicose veins include discomfort at a minimum and real pain as the condition progresses. Find out where the pain comes from--and how to end it.
What is Osteopathic Medicine?
Osteopathic Medicine is founded in the belief that the body is more than just the sum of its parts.
How is Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) Diagnosed and What Treatments are Available?
Central Auditory Processing Disorder, or CAPD, is a challenging condition to diagnose accurately for several good reasons. Conventional hearing tests don’t always detect CAPD because the disorder stems from the brain, not the ears. Youngsters with CAPD can hear spoken phrases and sounds, especially speech, but their brains incorrectly process the the auditory signals sent …