Every morning you do it on autopilot: stumble into the shower, turn on the tap, and enjoy the soothing flow of water that helps wake you up and feel refreshed for the start of your day. According to YouGov, an international research data and analytics group, most of us (66% of adults in the U.S.) […]
We go running and lift weights to improve our muscles and drink milk to take care of our bones, but cartilage often gets overlooked.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, some businesses have chosen to reopen. As a result, many establishments are suggesting or requiring customers to wear masks. However, since much about the pandemic is still unclear, some Americans are questioning whether masks are a necessary precaution. The confusion, it seems, stems from how the virus spreads and the […]
You launder your clothes, wash the dishes, and clean the toilet…but do you pay attention to these “forgotten” areas of the home that can harbor dangerous bacteria, viruses, and mold? Here are the spots that tend to fly under the cleaning radar, plus an easy homemade disinfectant spray recipe to remedy the problem.
A lot is going on in the world today, and stress levels are maxed out for millions of people. Right now is not a good time to be lacking in this essential vitamin that plays a vital role not only in converting what you eat into energy but also in keeping your central nervous system […]
When it comes to fighting viruses, practicing good hygiene, keeping your house disinfected, and social distancing is key. However, experts suggest that boosting your immune system may also give you an upper hand in these uncertain times. While there’s no magic pill that can prevent colds, flu, and viruses, certain herbs and spices have always […]
If you’re like most people, you probably wash your dishes, wipe down your counters, and empty the garbage can on a regular basis. But, there’s likely a deeper level of grime in your home that you haven’t dealt with for a while.
I know that this may sound odd…but I get quite a bit of enjoyment from grinding up lemon peels in the garbage disposal. (I know, I’m pretty easy to please.) I don’t do it for fun, but we use a lot of lemons in our house, so this rather mundane household activity actually happens quite […]
One of the very first patients I ever saw in my medical residency taught me a lesson that I’ll never forget. She was a woman in her mid-50s who had multiple medical problems, several of them quite serious. When I saw her list of problems, I was intimidated. At the time, I wasn’t confident enough […]
Eloise (not her real name) is a 96-year-old woman who has been a patient of mine for over 15 years. She’s got some trouble with her vision, and she’s had one of her knees replaced…but besides that, she remains remarkably healthy. It’s probably no surprise to learn that she never smoked, drank very little alcohol, […]