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Healthy Lifestyle

3 Reasons to Care About Movember

For the past several years, I’ve spent an entire month out of the year growing what I like to call my Tom Selleck mustache. Given my clean-shaven look...

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Health 101

Fear Can Be Good — In Small Doses

Are you heading to a haunted house to get the wits scared out of you this Halloween? Or does the mere thought cause you to feel anxious instead of...

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Depression

Seasonal Affective Disorder: What You Need to Know

If you experience the winter blues, you’re not alone. Many people find their mood falling as days get shorter, but the “winter” blues can...

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Cold and Flu

6 Tips for Avoiding the Flu in an Open Office

Teamwork is a beautiful thing…until it makes you sick. According to a University of Arizona study, it took just four hours for the germs on a...

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Eat Well

8 Ways to Avoid “Portion Distortion” in a Supersized World

Have you ever scarfed down a bag of movie popcorn or eaten your whole “personal”-sized pizza without realizing it? What about cleaning your plate...

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Sexual Health

Ask Greg: Can I Get Herpes From a Sex Toy?

Q: Can I get herpes from a sex toy? A: The short answer is: probably not. However, in medicine, nothing is black and white, so there’s always a remote...

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Cold and Flu

9 Popular Flu Season Myths: Fact or Fiction?

Every year when flu season begins, new rumors begin flying and the old standards pop back up. You’ve heard many of them before: “The flu shot...

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Pediatrics

Kids’ Health Questions: Should I Sleep Train My Baby?

Question: What is “sleep training” and should I do it? Isn’t it cruel to ignore my baby’s crying? Sarit’s Answer: Sleep...

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Cold and Flu

Flu Season 2016: Facts and FAQs

First, a few flu facts: Did you know that influenza (aka the flu) afflicts roughly 60 million Americans annually? Or that there are multiple varieties of...

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Sexual Health

Ask Greg: Why is Gonorrhea Called the Clap?

Question: Why is gonorrhea called the clap? Greg’s Answer: You’ve gotta love the weird folklore associated with certain nicknames. And this one...

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Live Well

5 Common Ailments That All Have One Cause

Just the other day, a healthy 33-year-old woman asked me to look at her jaw. For some reason, when she woke up that morning, the left side of her jaw was...

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Pediatrics

Kids’ Health Questions: What Do I Do If My Toddler’s Biting or Hitting?

Question: My 2-year-old is starting to hit and bite his siblings. How do I stop him? Answer: Kids can hit or bite at any age, but it’s usually the ones...

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