February 22, 2023
Approximately 480,000 people die from smoking-related diseases every year in the United States. The good news is that it’s never too late to quit, even if you’ve been smoking for a long ti...
March 02, 2022
If you’ve ever felt a dull ache or pain in your shoulder, you may have experienced damage to your rotator cuff. Rotator cuff tears are common in both men and women, especially as you get older. ...
February 25, 2022
Weight loss surgery to treat obesity is often misconstrued as a “last resort” for patients who have given up on taking care of themselves. But it’s quite the opposite. To put the bariatric su...
February 11, 2022
From dry air that weakens your skin and immune system to frigid temperatures that constrict your blood vessels, cold weather can increase your risk of common health conditions. It’s imp...
February 09, 2022
Young athletes know that sports injuries can quickly derail their competitive season. As kids increasingly specialize in one sport year-round—and at a younger age—the incidences of injury are rising....
February 04, 2022
Most people know that heart disease is linked to diet and exercise—two lifestyle factors often considered to be within a patient’s control. Yet heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of de...
January 21, 2022
By Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD
Most of us have entered year three of the COVID-19 pandemic asking the same question: Will this ever end? Combined with increasing civil unrest and natural disasters, the pandemic has contributed to ...