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August 5, 2018

Summertime in most places is a time for fun, outdoor activities and plenty of sunshine! Thanks to all those sunny days, we also have to make sure to stay hydrated to stay healthy.  This is especially true in places like the desert where I live in Arizona. 

The hea...

April 20, 2018

Many of us suffer from occasional to frequent bouts of low back pain.  In fact, low back pain is one of the top five diagnoses in primary care doctor's visits nationally.  Although some cases of low back pain are caused by serious medical conditions such as herniated d...

February 27, 2018

Many patients ask me, should I avoid nuts? Aren't nuts high in calories and fattening? My answer is that not only is it OK to go nuts, everyone should!! Nuts and seeds are actually critical to optimal health.

Nuts and seeds are a wonderful source of healthy fats for a h...

February 10, 2018

February is Heart Health Month so I wanted to share a few thoughts on achieving optimal heart health.  Having a healthy heart encompasses physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.  Physically, we know that staying active and exercising regularly is a key part of heart...

January 22, 2018

According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 30 million Americans have Diabetes, only 23 million are diagnosed.  Sadly, as many as 7 million people who have Diabetes do not know they have it as they hav...

November 29, 2017

Heart disease remains the number one killer in the United States and heart disease not breast cancer is the number one killer in women.  For many years, we believed fat to be the main culprit in heart disease.  While our blood levels of fat in the form of cholesterol a...

October 22, 2017

Cardiovascular or Heart Disease remains the number one killer in U.S.  In fact, heart disease, not breast cancer is the number one killer in women.  Coronary Artery Disease, the cause of heart attacks, does not happen over night.  The process known as atherosclerosis t...

September 10, 2017

According to a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 60 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug and 5 percent take at least 5 medications. Although these prescriptions can be life saving and are truly impactful for millions...

September 2, 2017

Most of us struggle with at least a few extra pounds and for some us we never can seem to lose weight no matter how hard we try.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2014, 68.8% of Adults over the age of 18 were either overweight or ob...

August 19, 2017

This quote has been attributed to Hippocrates who is considered to be the father of western medicine.  With the growing epidemic of chronic disease, this age old adage is more apropos than ever. In the U.S., the 7 out of every 10 deaths and over 75% of national health...

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