Dr. Lilienfield Explains How Women Can Proactively Assess Their Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

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Dr. Lilienfield Explains How Women Can Proactively Assess Their Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

Identifying And Confronting Breast Cancer Risks Thanks in part to government projects such as the Women’s Health Initiative and outreach by celebrities like Angelina Jolie, the risks associated with breast cancer are commonly discussed in the national media. Still, many women may wonder where to begin after determining the need to assess their own risk [...]

Preventing & Treating Osteoporosis with Yoga, Diet, & Medications

We often consider the frailty and disability associated with osteoporosis and osteopenia (bone loss that is not as severe as osteoporosis) as a normal part of aging. Medical research shows, however, that it’s not aging, but inactivity that causes bones to weaken and easily break. Although medications may be necessary to treat severe osteoporotic conditions, [...]

Can Antibiotics Cure Your Chronic Back Pain?

Scientists at the University of Southern Denmark say, “Maybe.” New research indicates that 20 to 40 percent of all chronic, lower back pain is caused by bacterial infection and that treating this infection with an extended course of antibiotics can help many patients avoid back surgery. As a physician who cares for patients with chronic [...]

Identifying Your Risk of Breast Cancer

In 2013, Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery as a way of minimizing her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. She generously shared her story with the public, explaining that her mother had died of breast cancer at the age of 56; that she, Angelina, had [...]

  • Spring Has Sprung, Have Your Allergies?

Spring Has Blossomed! Have Your Allergies?

The onset of spring is a much anticipated time of year for many as we bid farewell to winter doldrums. But while some people breathe a sigh of relief at the first sign of daffodils, there are others who aren’t as inclined to embrace the new season because for them, the start of spring means [...]

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Vitamin D and You: What’s Your Individual Assessment?

Many of us are not getting enough Vitamin D to maintain optimal health. How does Vitamin D affect our health? In many ways. Maintaining adequate levels of Vitamin D helps to control blood pressure and blood glucose, it helps us maintain a strong immune system and a healthy weight, and it helps prevent cancer. It [...]

Meditation: Can It Help Reduce Your Pain?

Meditation, which can be practiced in many different forms, has been used for thousands of years to benefit the mind, body and soul. Now there is a growing body of medical research proving that meditation not only modifies brain function, it can actually change the way we experience physical pain. A study reported in the Journal of Neuroscience showed that patients who had received only a little more than 60 minutes of meditation training were able to dramatically reduce their experience of pain. Patients experienced a reduction in “pain intensity” of about 40 percent and a reduction in “pain unpleasantness” of 57 percent. According to the lead author of the study, Fadel Zeidan, “Meditation produced a greater reduction in pain than even morphine or other pain-relieving drugs, which typically reduce pain ratings by about 25 percent.” […]

Embracing the Holidays

Many of us look forward to celebrating the holidays with our friends and family; but probably just as many of us also approach this season with some level of anxiety. In addition to the fun of gift-giving, enjoying special holiday foods, and reuniting with friends and family, there's the stress of gift-giving, preparing holiday foods, [...]

Diagnosing and Treating Lyme Disease

No bigger than a quarter inch and as small as a poppy seed, the deer tick that transmits Lyme Disease has created big medical problems for many people and a large controversy within the medical community over the best ways to test for and treat the disease. According to Dr. Gary Kaplan, of the Kaplan [...]

Book Recommendation

Plan to be sitting at the beach or resting in the shade this July 4th? I have a book recommendation for you: "A Mindful Nation" by Tim Ryan. I frequently encourage patients to meditate for their own, personal physical and mental benefit. With mindfulness meditation, we learn to expand our awareness of the present moment, [...]

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