Health

Dr. Oz and HealthCorps are Waging a War on Childhood Obesity

As one of the most prominent figures in the medical community with his own Emmy-winning television show, Dr. Mehmet Oz has championed numerous social causes; but few are as important as his ongoing campaign against childhood obesity. Partnering with his wife, Lisa Oz, and numerous other celebrities, Dr. Oz established HealthCorps, a nonprofit organization that seeks to educate and empower children and teens about obesity and other health issues through

What to do in case of dental emergency

What to do in case of dental emergency Dr Bashar Alkabbani   A dental emergency could happen at any time. You could be riding a bicycle or jogging along the trail or just playing with your kids on the playground. You might already know that emergency rooms aren’t the best place to go for dental emergencies; all they can do is give you an anesthetic shot to numb the pain

Clogged Arteries

There are three major arteries, which supply blood to the heart. These arteries are very important to maintaining the proper function of the heart. Similar to pipes that carry water in a home, blood does not flow properly when there are blockages in these arteries. These blockages can lead to many problems including chest pain, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and even death. This is called coronary artery disease. Cardiovascular

Cosmetic Surgery Guide for Non-Caucasians

The demand for cosmetic surgery within non-Caucasian ethnic groups has risen dramatically in the last two decades. The desire to maintain a youthful appearance and preserve beauty through surgery crosses ethnic boundaries. Unfortunately, many of the standard cosmetic surgery procedures were developed for Caucasians and do not necessarily address the aesthetic concerns of darker skinned individuals. Furthermore, there are structural differences between Caucasians and non-Caucasians with regard to skin, facial

Avoiding Shoulder Surgery In Impingement

Shoulder impingement is one of the most common ailments in athletes and non-athletes alike. It can be from an overuse repetitive injury or from a traumatic strain of the arm. The rotator cuff consists of four tendons that surround and grab the ball of the joint, called the humeral head, and function to move the arm in space. It also functions to stabilize the joint, pulling the humeral head down

A Whole-Body Approach to Pain Management

Believe the Patient, Treat the Cause (Not the Symptom), Re-Educate the Muscles   Diagnosis is a large part of the practice of physiatry, and a good history and physical exam are crucial to the diagnosis. Brian Kahan, D.O., a physiatrist and medical director of The Kahan Center for Pain Management, relates this example: A gentleman complaining of right-sided pain was found on MRI to have a herniated disc. After surgical

4 Steps to Reduce Stress

Effective stress control is possible in just a short amount of time! Exercise and relaxation are the best ways to control stress, but it is not always feasible to jog or take a meditation break every time you face a stressful situation. However, you can practice some controlled breathing exercises, which can reduce your stress levels in just 3-5 minutes. Try out this mindful breathing exercise when you feel your

10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD FACC FASNC FASE

When it comes to heart health, there’s nothing more important than taking steps to protect it. The good news is there are easy ways to reduce your risk. It’s never too early or too late to take action.   Heart disease occurs when coronary arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle become narrowed or blocked by a buildup of fatty deposits. Coronary arteries usually become blocked as cholesterol in the

Mental Health Awareness Month is a Time for Understanding and Renewed Vigor in Researching Treatments

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.  With national attention on one of the most misunderstood health issues in American society, more people can learn how illnesses like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia affect millions of individuals and their families.  Groups from around the country are raising awareness about these issues and the need for continued understanding for the victims of these unfortunate illnesses. Many prominent government officials have

Anti-Aging: Inside & Outside

The quest for maintaining or restoring health and beauty impacts each of us in different ways. If you are sitting in a doctor’s office as you read this article, then you are likely involved in some aspect of this quest. Much of American (and western) medicine is focused on treating disease and hopefully restoring health, sadly with much less emphasis on maintaining wellness and health. Ideally, each of us would