myDoqter 05/07/2021 09:05 PM

What is a Psychiatrist?

A Psychiatrist is a Board-Certified Doctor who treats and diagnoses all conditions pertaining to mental health, focusing, among others, on: the detection of mental illnesses, the treatment of learning disabilities, and the management of substance use disorders.

Ultimately, a Healthy Lifestyle and Prevention are the most important steps towards maintaining your mental health:

Important recommendations include:

- stay connected with family and friends
- use relaxation and stress management techniques such as yoga
- avoid excessive consumption of alcohol and drugs
- maintain a physical activity routine such as walking

myDoqter 04/22/2021 03:05 PM

"We are what we eat”

Over the last several decades, we have been witnessing a number of health issues and conditions affecting a growing number of children, such as obesity, diabetes, attention-deficit disorder (ADD), among others.

Indeed, our nutrition and the foods we eat can play a significant role in the development as well as the worsening of these and many other conditions.

Read more about this important topic on our blog:
https://www.mydoqter.com/blog/health-coaching-for-our-kids/

Health Coaching For Our Kids

myDoqter is America’s network of qualified physicians, built to foster the sanctity of the patient-doctor relationship. We are connecting doctors and patients through: - professional-social (procial) media, and - virtual healthcare technology created with

https://www.mydoqter.com/blog/health-coaching-for-our-kids/

Physician Outlook 04/21/2021 12:18 PM

Almost three-fourths of your healthcare-related taxes, your insurance premiums, your out-of-pocket costs do not pay physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, EMTs, testing labs, and health aides. So where does the money go?

#medicine #mydoqter #physician
https://www.physicianoutlook.com/articles/us-health-cares-staggering-costs

U.S. Health Care’s Staggering Costs

Administrative Overhead

https://www.physicianoutlook.com/articles/us-health-cares-staggering-costs

Physician Outlook 03/19/2021 12:51 PM

Join the school of health professions at St. Bonaventure University and learn about the accomplishments of these lesser-known medical professionals. The Diversity & Inclusion in Public Health course (PHB 302) in the SBU School of Health Professions is hosting a “Hidden Figures in Healthcare” webinar to highlight the unsung diverse contributors to modern healthcare.
3/19/21 @ 1:30

Join us on Zoom. The link is on the Notice Board. For those outside the SBU community, please contact Jeffrey Allen, DHSc, MPA, by email at jallen@sbu.edu.

St. Bonaventure University / www

The nation's first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. In 2020, St. Bona

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Let's Talk Sh!t!

I learned very little in medical school and residency about the gut microbiome, but the more I read, the more I am convinced that the future of MANY health conditions as we know it lies in the gut.

Join me in supporting Dr. Sabine Hazan and the other speakers at this FABULOUS virtual conference (in person if you are anywhere near Malibu California)
on March 20, 2021.

FREE TO REGISTER (although donations appreciated as they go DIRECTLY TO FUND microbiome-related research and FDA-Approved clinical trials.
https://malibumicrobiomemeeting.com/

malibu microbiome meeting Virtual CME event MARCH 20, 2021 / Malibu Microbiome Meeting

Physicians, government, and industry share the latest in microbiome research, discoveries, and news.

https://malibumicrobiomemeeting.com/

“...Healthcare has already been turned on its head dozens of times. But decentralized systems have the potential to give it what it’s really always needed: data in the hands of the patient...”

https://link.medium.com/WqeaMigh6db

Check for Ticks!

After spending time outside doing a yard cleanup, relaxing at the beach, hiking in the woods and grass, or visiting the dog park with your best friend, don’t forget to check for ticks! Tick bites can transmit Lyme disease, the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in the United States, and other dangerous diseases. In addition to Lyme disease, the top five tick-borne diseases reported in the United States include:
Rocky Mountain Spotted Disease, considered to be the most deadly of the tick-borne diseases;
Anaplasmosis; Ehrlichiosis. and Babesiosis.

Even if you live or visit in an area where deer are not plentiful, ticks are still a concern. Mice, gray squirrels, chipmunks, other rodents, rabbits, and even bird species can host infected tick larvae and nymphs. Our dog pets can inadvertently become tick hosts if they wander in the woods, tall grass, or visit an infested dog park.

So, after you arrive inside your home, first check your clothing for ticks. Remove any ticks you find, and machine wash your clothing in hot water, followed by tumbling dry on high heat. The CDC also recommends showering within 2 hours of arriving inside, as showering may wash any unattached ticks off your body and provides an opportunity to check your body for ticks. Don’t forget to check your pet too!

You can find some helpful pointers on tick bite prevention, tick removal, and checking yourself and your pet for ticks at:

https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/avoid/on_people.html and

https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/pdfs/publications/check-pets-for-ticks-508.pdf

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GOT MY 2nd SHOT for COVID-19 Today!! No Symptoms.

Other things YOU can do to slow the spread:
1) Wear a High Quality Mask (3 layer Surgical Mask or better)
2) Healthy Diet, Exercise, and Sleeping Habits
3) Supplements like Zinc, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C
4) Stay 6 feet away from Non Household Contacts

I am Praying for a Blessed and Better 2021 for Everyone!!

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We got our COVID vaccines! The office that inoculates together... Very grateful to Dr Amy Witman/PrivateMD and her staff who spent their Saturday vaccinating the healthcare workers in our medical building. Glad to report just a sore arm for all of us!

Getting healthy and losing weight typically tops the list when it comes to New Years resolutions. We are big fans of a healthy lifestyle here at dermsd, but if you have any stubborn “problem areas” you may be a good candidate for Exilis Elite Ultra. Exilis is a non-invasive RF/ultrasound device for body contouring and tightening. While it can’t replace diet and exercise, a series of treatments can help with your new year, new you transformation!

Now more than ever, it's crucial to get your sleep!
Sleep deprivation at the time of vaccination has been found to attenuate antibody response to immunizations.

In one study, a group of healthy volunteers was vaccinated against influenza A on the morning following four nights of restricted sleep (1-5 AM sleep time). This group received two additional nights of sleep restriction following the vaccination. A control group of healthy volunteers whose sleep was not restricted also received the vaccine. Ten days post-vaccination, the mean antibody titers in the subjects who were immunized in a state of sleep deprivation were less than half those measured in the subjects with regular sleep times.

With a period of sleep recovery, the good news is that differences in antibody titers between the group that had been sleep-deprived and the control group was no longer significant three to four weeks post-vaccination. Nevertheless, this study points to sleep behaviors one might adhere to in the immediate period before and the first few weeks after vaccination to maximize vaccine benefits.

Spiegel K, Sheridan, JF, Van Cauter E. Effect of sleep deprivation on response to immunization. JAMA 2002;288(12);1471-1472.

myDoqter 12/11/2020 02:34 PM

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Out of the mouths of babes. This rockstar teen is using her voice for change!

This article, written by Lindsey Holt, rheumatologist Dr. Melissa Hawkins-Holt's teenage daughter, right before Thanksgiving, was shared widely and has made the rounds on Instagram, being shared over 400 times.

Her local Board of Education student representative read what Lindsey wrote and brought it up at a meeting.

Calorie tracking now no longer allowed in any county Health curriculum!!!!!! All high schools and middle schools in her home county are being notified immediately of the change.
#teenager #teen #girl #teenagers #cute #baby #teens #teengirl #teenagerposts #teenmodel #follow #timetobe #beautiful #instagram #instagood #bambina #bhfyp
#eatingdisorders #mentalhealth #anorexia #eatingdisorderrecovery #edrecovery #recovery #anxiety #depression #bulimia #eatingdisorder #selflove #selfcare #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #ed #anorexiarecovery #ocd #recoveryispossible #bingeeating #haes #mentalhealthmatters #ptsd #eatingdisorderawareness #ana #bulimiarecovery #selfacceptance #edfighter #edwarriors #bingeeatingdisorder
(https://www.physicianoutlook.com/articles/give-thanks-eat-what-you-want

Leyda Bowes, M.D.
Great common sense from this young lady! Calorie-tracking is not only senseless as part of this assignment, but can initiate a very unhealthy cycle in teenagers.

It didn't feel like Medicine that I was practicing this last semester in my role as a college campus physician. I was part sleuth, part bed-and-breakfast operator, part public health servant...and a tiny part doctor!

https://www.hispanicoutlook.com/articles/essential-and-front-line

Lucila Rodriguez, M.D.
Beautiful picture! Sounds exciting!!
Ramon Castellanos, M.D.
Great article too. I find that in the college age group, their social gatherings outside the school is what creates a spike in cases. Excellent article.
HENRY E PAEZ, M.D.
Congrats Dr. Wust-Smith!
Leyda Bowes, M.D.
Looking great, Marlene! And what a nice experience!
Lucila Rodriguez, M.D.
Congratulations, Dr. Bernard, on this incredibly valuable book! Much needed information to be shared with patients. I ordered mine already!
Ramon Castellanos, M.D.
Great book, Dr. Bernard. Will order!
Vanessa Silebi, M.D.
Commending you and Dr. Al-Agba for such a great undertaking. Excellent book!
HENRY E PAEZ, M.D.
Thank you for being an advocate for physician-led medicine.

Happy Thanksgiving from dermsd! 2020 has been a rough year, but there's still so much to be thankful for! Have a safe, healthy, happy holiday!!

#Social #Anxiety can be very stressful for children and can prevent them from making friends and performing well in school. Never hesitate to bring your child to the #Pediatrician or #ChildPsychiatrist if you notice him/her to be sad, not have friends in school, or have difficulties with academic performance. A proper evaluation can help make the correct diagnosis, determine the best treatment, and set him/her on the path to good #Mental #Health and fulfilling life experiences.

#Obesity is one of the major health issues affecting the population in the US. It is directly linked to the risk of developing #Hypertension and #Diabetes. Consider lifestyle changes like a #healthy #balanced #diet and regular #exercise to fight obesity.

#Heart #Disease is the #1 Cause of Death in Women (all ages and ethnicities) in the U.S., with 22% of all women deaths yearly being due to it. Visit your #Primary #Care doctor every year and implement #Lifestyle modifications that can help reduce your risk of heart disease: #healthy #diet, adequate #sleep, daily #activity and #exercise, and #Stress #Reduction.
#HeartDisease #HeartAttack #Hypertension #PrimaryCare #Cardiology #Prevention #PreventiveMedicine

#Diabetes Type 2 can present with symptoms such as: increased #thirst, frequent #urination, excessive #hunger, and even unexplained #WeightLoss! The #COVID #pandemic has also had an indirect negative impact on our health because our level of exercise has decreased and obesity has increased, both of which can predispose you to #Diabetes. Visit your #PCP and take control of your health again.

The term #ElectionStressDisorder has been used to address the #Anxiety that almost #TWO #THIRDS of #Americans feel during the current election process. If severe, it could actually lead to #Depression. My professional advice is to:
*Try your very best to continue with a healthy balance in your daily life, that includes family time, work and an exercise routine.
*Try also to catch up with friends and family, and *Consider reducing the amount of time spent watching TV and on various social media platforms.

NOVEMBER is MEN's Health Awareness Month!!! Join US on OUR MONTH LONG and LIFE LONG Journey to IMPROVE the QUALITY of MEN's HEALTH!!!

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Like, Follow, Subscribe and Share Our Posts to help educate yourself and provide Value to You and Yours!!

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This week is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Children can be exposed to Lead in older homes and buildings that were painted with lead-based paint. This is a SERIOUS Health Risk and can lead to low IQ and difficulty concentrating in class. Ask your doctor about lead testing if you suspect this is happening to your family.

Pediatricians and Pediatric Allergists play a fundamental role in health coaching of children with asthma. Children love and respect their pediatricians, and the majority of times will follow their doctor’s advice. In the case of asthma, this can lead to the successful management of acute episodes and overall improved health and quality of life.

Flu Season is Here. You can get your Flu Vaccine from your Primary Care Doctor during your visit.
Children, pregnant women, adults over the age of 65 and those with chronic health conditions (diabetes, COPD, asthma, among others) are at increased risk of complications from the flu.

Get your caffeine fix this national coffee day in your skin care! Retinol is an amazing anti-aging product that helps improve fine lines and promotes healthy skin cell turnover. Our dermsd retinol includes caffeine to help reduce inflammation and puffiness for brighter, tighter skin!

Heart Disease is the Number 1 Cause of Death for Women in the United States, killing almost 300,000 women in 2017. In order to decrease your risk of Heart Disease, please follow these general recommendations:
* Exercise 30 min daily at least 3 days/week
* Eat a healthy, balanced diet, low in fat and processed foods
* Avoid drinking excess alcohol
* Stop cigarette smoking
* Manage stress by practicing Coping Techniques

Meditating 5 minutes each day can have a positive impact in our mental and physical health:
* helps us manage stress and control anxiety,
* improves our memory and attention span,
* increases self-awareness,
* reduces negative emotions,
* increases our creativity and imagination.

Patient Health Coaching can start as early as childhood! When children are involved in their own care and understand the benefits of lifestyle modifications on their health, they can achieve positive, long lasting results in the management of chronic health conditions. These include diabetes, obesity, heart disease, mental illness, and learning disabilities.

Proper hand washing is of vital importance, especially in times of a pandemic. Don't forget to protect your hands by applying abundant amounts of a moisturizer containing CERAMIDES and/or PETROLATUM every single night. You can put on thin cotton gloves immediately after for best results. Your hands will not only be HYDRATED & HEALTHY, but will stay looking YOUNG!

If you have plans to attend a #LaborDay event or gathering, choose outdoor activities, and stay in your local area. #WearAMask, stay at least 6 feet apart and wash your hands often to help you and others stay healthy. Be sure to drink lots of water too!

Exercising is proven to improve the symptoms of Depression and Anxiety. Wonder about the Feel-Good Hormones, called endorphins (the natural cannabis-like brain chemicals)? Exercise produces a significant release of these hormones, and it helps patients to lift up their mood and feel happier! ANY type of exercise is good for your body and brain - be active, feel stronger and reclaim your health!

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have identified Social Connection as the strongest protective factor against Depression. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay connected to your loved ones!

Regular skin exams are crucial to healthy skin. The earlier a skin cancer is detected, the better the prognosis. Whether you go once a year or twice a year for your skin check, make sure you think about your eyes too. See an opthalmologist once a year and ask them to check the back of your eye for any sun damage. And when you head outdoors in the beautiful San Diego sunshine don’t forget your sunscreen, hat AND sunglasses!

If you want to do only the best for your health, please take a look at this blog-post of the mydoqter Team:
https://mydoqter.blog/category/skin-health/

Dania Chambord, M.D.
Very interesting! Thank you for sharing this valuable article.