Health Professionals Weigh In on Hot Topics Health issues are part of our monthly Being Well columns. But in August we take a closer look at issues of particular concern to women. This year we learn what local experts have…
In 30 seconds you could save 8 lives. Registering as an organ and tissue donor is a heroic and selfless decision. It changes and saves lives, affecting not only the individual who needs a transplant, but their families and the…
You’ve seen them on TV—in “Royal Pains” and “Rush”—but what do concierge doctors do in real life? Concierge medicine—sometimes referred to as personalized healthcare or retainer medicine—has gained significant momentum in recent years, with about 5000 doctors in the U.S.…
“I’d rather give birth than have a root canal.” After 25 years of doing root canals, I’ve heard everything from my patients, including that. Misconceptions about root canals make them among the most feared procedures. This sad reputation comes from…
Local Medical Experts Tackle Five Health Topics Being healthy is a 21st century obsession. Books, magazines, TV shows and social media are filled with ideas for maintaining our health. And so, we thought we’d add some targeted material to the…
Chickenpox—usually thought of as a child-hood illness—can have lasting effects well into adulthood. Anyone who’s had chickenpox can develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster. Years after you’ve had chickenpox, the virus, which has been inactive in nerve…
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