What’s behind the fitness mantra of 10,000 steps a day? You may have read about the exercise benchmark from experts who recommend walking 10,000 steps, or roughly five miles a day, as the optimal amount of exercise. In fact, that…
A Modern solution to tooth loss As a young dental student some 30 years ago, I was told about a new procedure on the horizon—it was still in its infancy, but it had the potential to revolutionize dentistry. My classmates…
Local Medical Experts Share Their Advice Interested in a late winter health check-up? Who isn’t? We asked local medical experts to share the latest thinking on four health topics that span the ages. We start with a better understanding of…
Hip Preservation Has Come a Long Way Hip and groin pain are a common problem for many patients. For those 50–55 or older, the most likely cause of this type of pain is arthritis or degenerative joint disease—a gradual breakdown…
Tackling the Challenges of Adult ADHD When I’m assessing teenagers for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), I’ll often hear a parent say, “I was just like that when I was a kid.” Sometimes, that leads to an “aha moment” when they find…
One in 13 children in the United States have a food allergy, a 50% increase overall and a 300% increase in peanut allergies during the 14 years from 1997 to 2011. This growing epidemic costs our health care system $24.8…
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