Health News
Keeping Holiday Eating Under Control
Thursday, November 01, 2012

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I’ve spent a good deal of time lately discussing weight management with my patients, and they all seem to have the same concern: the upcoming holidays. For many of us, the weeks from Thanksgiving to the New Year seem to pose the biggest dietary challenge.

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How You Can Help in the Fight Against C. diff
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI), also known as C. diff, is a bacterial infection that can be diagnosed year-round.  While medications are available to treat C. diff, there are times that surgery is needed.  In severe cases, complications like sepsis, renal failure, and even death can occur.  For these reasons, we should all have more awareness about the dangers of C. diff.

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Understanding the Pneumonia Vaccine
Monday, October 08, 2012

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Last month, I encouraged you to consider getting the influenza vaccine to protect you and your loved ones from contracting the flu, a potentially deadly upper respiratory infection. As a follow-up, I would like to address a similarly important (and vaccine-preventable) illness: pneumococcal pneumonia.

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Stopping the Flu Starts with You
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

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It’s hard to believe, but autumn will be here before we know it! Between wrapping up summer trips, getting the kids back to school, and starting to plan for the holidays, your health may be the furthest thing from your mind. But it’s important to remember one easy step you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones during this time of year: getting the influenza vaccine.

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Summer Safety for Your Eyes
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

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Summer is in full swing, and by now you’ve probably put in a lot of hours outdoors. After being cooped up for what seemed an unending winter, I know I had a bit of cabin fever and couldn’t wait to spend some time in nature. In a recent column, we addressed the importance of skin protection to prevent cancer and limit age-related skin diseases. But I don’t want you to forget about another very important organ that needs protection from UV rays: your eyes.

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