This Week: On Our Health Radar

My mind and heart have been consumed by the events that are unfolding in Japan, so for this inaugural round-up of our favorite health-related ideas and headlines of the week, I’m sharing a smattering of articles that touch on this timely topic: Read Up… read more >

Potassium Iodide: Do I Need It?

As we follow the tragic events unfolding in Japan, many of us–especially our patients in California–are wondering about the likelihood of radioactive material blowing across the Pacific Ocean and posing health risks here in the U.S. One of the most active topics of discussion… read more >

Quirky Questions: Is it normal to see lines in my vision?

I often see thread-like lines floating across my vision, especially when I look at my computer screen. Do I need to be concerned or is this normal?…read more >

The Case for Having a Primary Care Physician

You’re young, you’re healthy, and you’re very, very busy. Do you really need a primary care physician? The short answer is, “Yes, you do.” If you’re satisfied with that response, you probably already have one. But maybe you–or your best friend or your kid… read more >

Quirky Questions: How can I avoid bed bugs while I travel?

I travel constantly for work. Is there any way of determining whether or not my hotel has bed bugs? If so, how do I keep from bringing them home with me?…read more >

50% of Men Have HPV: What are the implications?

Most women have at least some awareness of the sexually transmitted infection, human papillomavirus, or HPV. Commercials on TV encourage young women to become “one less woman who will battle cervical cancer” by getting the Gardasil vaccine, and screenings for high-risk strains of HPV… read more >

One Good Thing: Sinus Steam

This steam is very helpful for either sinus or chest congestion and can decrease the severity of infection.  Heat helps combat viral multiplication –in other words, viruses cannot multiply as effectively under heated conditions.  The moisture from the steam will help loosen phlegm.  Do… read more >