Diseases and Conditions

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Monday, August 22, 2016
Psoriasis is a serious medical condition. Although it can be confused with being “just a rash”, it is actually a chronic (long-standing) disease that causes inflammation of the immune system. It is not curable, although it is treatable. See a dermatologist if you are concerned.  ..

What Is Zika Virus?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
We didn’t see Zika Virus coming to the US, nor did most care if it did. Without its association with microcephaly, it’s a minor illness with fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes. Most people don’t even know they have it. It is often known as Zika fever and has been around since ..

Zika Virus

Monday, January 25, 2016
As you may have already heard, there is a virus that is an emerging health concern that is disrupting travel plans for expectant mommies. The Zika virus is currently being seen in epidemic numbers in at least 22 countries, some of which are popular tropical travel destinations. In fac ..

Tinnitus Management through Sound Therapy

Monday, May 11, 2015
What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is defined as perceived sound that does not come from the environment. Tinnitus is perceived as occurring rarely, intermittently, or constantly. It can sound like the following: ringing, buzzing, humming, static, crickets, hissing, tone, beeping, etc. Tinni ..

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
PAD is a process that can affect every artery in the body. Arteries bring nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood to individual organs. The result of PAD is that plaque builds up in the arteries and restricts flow. Think of this as sediment blocking a pipe. Eventually, the entire pipe is stopped up. The ..

Ebola Virus - What You Need to Know

Thursday, October 02, 2014
On September 30, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) used laboratory tests to confirm the first case of Ebola Virus to be diagnosed in the United States. The infected individual had traveled from West Africa to Dallas, Texas. There are news reports that he had come into close contact wit ..

Enterovirus D68 - What Parents Need to Know

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
As many of you have probably heard on the news or read about on the internet, there is a respiratory virus that is rapidly spreading across the country. The virus is called Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). According to the most recent data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the virus has been d ..

Do I Have Gout?

Thursday, November 01, 2012
Gout is the oldest known form of arthritis, first identified by the Egyptians in 2640 B.C. Historically, it has been referred to as the disease of kings because people often incorrectly link it solely to the high intake of food and wine, to which only the rich and powerful had access. We now rec ..

Arthritis and Rheumatology Care Myths Debunked

Saturday, August 01, 2009
Rheumatology and arthritis care seems more fraught with myths and confusion than other fields of medicine. From old remedies to high-tech biologic agents, rheumatologists and patients must sort through a wide range of treatment options. Below is a guide to debunking some of these myths. Hopefull ..

What Can I Do About Heartburn?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006
If you suffer from regular heartburn, you are not alone. Approximately one-third of Americans have heartburn at least once a month, with 10 percent of that population experiencing it nearly every day. This epidemic leads people to spend nearly $2 billion a year on over-the-counter antacids alone ..