"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.
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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?
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What is an Anesthesiologist?
An Anesthesiologist is a Board-Certified Doctor who provides pain relief before, during, and after a surgical procedure. Anesthesiologists help to ensure the safety of patients undergoing surgery.
Did you know that ANESTHESIA comes from the Greek word ‘anesthesia', which means ‘lack of sensation (to pain)’+ LOGY from the Greek word ‘logia’, which means ‘logic’ or ‘the study of’? Also, the prefix ‘AN’ indicates absence or lack of, and ‘ESTHESIA’ means sensation or feeling, including that of pain.
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Postpartum Depression: What You Need to Know!
Postpartum Depression can produce mild to severe mood alteration after delivery and should be taken seriously. Dr. Rupali Chadha shares important information regarding causes, symptoms, and treatment of Postpartum Depression on our blog. Read more here:
What is a Pulmonologist?
A Pulmonology is a Board-Certified Doctor that has been previously certified in Internal Medicine and specializes in treating and diagnosing diseases of the respiratory tract system focusing on organs included in the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, including: nose, mouth, pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), bronchi (passage that conducts air into the lungs), bronchioles (site of oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange), alveoli (air sacs where gas exchange takes place), lungs and the respiratory muscles.
Find out how many years of education a pulmonologist has: https://www.mydoqter.com/meet-your-doctor/pulmonologist/
What is a Gastroenterologist?
A Gastroenterologist is a Board-Certified Doctor who treats and diagnoses diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver, focusing on: the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including the process during which food moves through the digestive system, the absorption of nutrients, and the excretion of waste. Gastroenterologists can perform surgeries, procedures such as endoscopies and colonoscopies, and dispense medications.
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Did you know that Orthobiologics is an emerging and growing field?
Dr. Siatta Dunbar discusses on our blog the latest trends in Sports and Lifestyle Medicine with us:
What is a Pediatrician?
Did you know that Pediatric physicians have specialized expertise in the management of physical, behavioral, developmental, and social problems that affect children and young adults from birth to 21 years of age?
To find out more about Pediatricians and other specialties visit our "Meet your Doctor" series:
What is mindful medicine?
Dr. Rachel Taylor discusses the appropriate role of medication in treating disease with an eye on placing a high priority on preventative care, health education, and wellness strategies. Read more on our blog:
How has Covid-19 affected oncology patients? Dr. Eugene Ahn discusses on our blog the important topic of integrative oncology and shares practical actions we can take to promote wellness:
If you are not immediately eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine or are afraid to get it, what else can you do? New research shows a vaccine in use for the last 50 years looks promising in the fight against COVID-19. Read here!
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"Black girls often receive messages at a very young age that there is something wrong with their hair. It needs to be 'fixed'. It needs to be changed or covered." - Dr. Dina Strachan (New York City based board-certified dermatologist)
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What is Metabolic Syndrome and are Hispanics more predisposed to having it? Read about it in this informative article by Dr. Alberto Ramos, Board-Certified Neurologist and Research Director of the Sleep Disorders Program at the University of Miami.
Embrace and celebrate your hair! Read our new featured article by New York City based board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Dina Strachan.
Read this Article written by Estine Wells a healthcare advocate speaking on the implementation of managed care... Check it out here!
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Can diet affect inflammation and your health? Read all about it in the featured blog article by Dr. Rupali Chadha, board certified psychiatrist.
Happy Groundhog Day!
Living in the Northeast, I welcome February 2nd as the halfway point in the slushy slog to spring. Rather than pine for a fast-forward button to April, I've come to appreciate winter for its unique characteristics, even though I acknowledge the momentary misery it sometimes brings (soaking wet socks and shoes from icy slush puddles come to mind). Winter may seem bleak, gray, and dormant, but the natural world is full of surprises and wonder. I took this photo of a Fragrant Wintersweet tree (below) on January 31st at a local botanical garden. These honey-scented flowers, which bloom in the depths of winter, are surprisingly fragrant and detectable even to the scarf clad nose in the bitter cold. The natural world's sense of humor does not hibernate either, as evidenced by every plucky groundhog that has tried to bite the hand of a publicity-hungry politician on February 2nd. I can recommend raptor gloves to these novice handlers, but better advice would be to stay away from marmots! On a more practical note, as there are still six weeks left of winter, it's worth reposting these tips on preventing dry winter skin.
Happy Groundhog Day!
"The problems facing medicine today need physician-led solutions. How will you lead? How will you take back medicine?" An article written by Daniel Waters, Check it out here! #mydoqter #physician #medicine
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Always a great reminder of our calling!
As winter returns and the weather turns colder and drier, here are some tips to prevent dry winter skin, as well as why it's important to protect your nose too!
Please read this interview with Dr. Alejandro Badia on his book, Healthcare From the Trenches. Medicine was once a noble and respected profession. How did the physician community get to our current state? And more importantly what can be done?
It's that time of year again when the dry, cold weather takes its toll. For some practical tips on dealing with dry, chapped lips, check this out!
This is an eye opener regarding the power and potential ills of social media! The social dilemma. At myDoqter, we aim to use the power of social media to heal.