An MRI scan is the best way to see inside the human body without cutting it open, but that may be little comfort to you when you're getting ready for the exam. Lying perfectly still on a tiny slab in a narrow hole, you might wonder what's happening to your body.
4 Tips To Help You Sleep Like A Baby
Here's how you can get more shut-eye.
4 Tips for Adjusting to Your First Hearing Aids
585,000 people will purchase hearing aids for the first time this year, and it takes time to adjust to the first pair. Here are four steps for doing just that.
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.
A physician quits and practices medicine her way
For me, healing health care simply starts here, just between me and my patient.
5 Nutrition Tips That Can Transform Your Long-Term Health
I was recently on a conference panel with Dr. Terry Mason, an urologist-turned-politician and COO of the Cook County Department of Public Health. During the talk, he declared that there was no such thing as heart disease Rather, he said, the heart was an innocent bystander suffering from whatever kind of blood we decide to bathe it in — clean or dirty. That is, chemicals and toxins that we ingest can injure the heart's blood supply, leading to plaque, narrowing arteries, heart attacks, and death. I find it liberating to know that I can control the nature of the blood bathing my heart. Of course, some heart diseases, such as in babies born with congenital defects, are clearly not the type of problem Dr. Mason was referring to. But in terms of hardening…
National Osteopathic Medicine Week: 10 Inspiring DOs
These DOs are working hard to make positive changes in the health care system and improve the lives of patients.
What is osteopathic medicine?
Martin Health Physician Group Chances are, whether you realized it or not, you have been treated by an osteopathic physician (DO) at some point. All physicians are either licensed as a medical doctor (MD) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO). Both are fully licensed physicians that can specialize in any field, perform surgeries, prescribe medications, etc. There isn’t a lot of difference between how DO’s and MD’s practice medicine today, but you may be interested to know what the difference is The story of osteopathic medicine began with Andrew Taylor Still, M.D., D.O. Dr. Still was initially trained as a MD, but he was dissatisfied with 19th century medicine. At that time, medical doctors were very…
What are Common Ear, Nose, and Throat Issues?
At some point in your lifetime, you may end up dealing with symptoms or issues that affect your ears, nose or throat. While some people may exhibit obvious symptoms this doesn’t mean that everyone will. Sometimes it’s difficult to know what’s going on with your ear, nose and t
Hillside Family Medicine LLC & Occupational Medicine
If you’ve recently moved to Anchorage or are looking to change your insurance coverage in 2017, finding a new doctor is probably on the horizon. It’s not the easiest