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Can Medicine be Green?

The answer to any question depends on how you define the terms. In this case, how do you define green? What are these people dressed in green doing in such earnest? Obviously some high tech surgical procedure, at the top of the pyramid in medical expenditures. Notice the surgical gowns, masks, hats and patient drapes [...]


In his inauguration speech today President Barack Obama  encouraged us to assume personal responsibility for our lives and ultimately the course of our country. His words inspired me to think of ways we can assume personal responsibility for our health, improve the overall health of our nation and reduce the cost of healthcare. Here's a [...]


Anxiety and Panic:
Early Signs of “Peri-Menopause?”

Peri-menopause is a time of hormone transition for women. Anxiety, panic, and hot flashes are among the first signs. Here are some tips to help you cope with changes as your menstrual cycle winds down.


Seven Easy Ways to Maximize Your Health Care Dollar

Health care debt is one of the top reasons for families to declare bankruptcy. Here are seven ways to maximize your health care dollar and tame this financial beast: Unless you think you're dying don't go to the Emergency Room. An E.R. visit will cost you a minimum of $1000 just to walk through the [...]


How Healthy is Your Workplace?

Considering the amount of time  we spend at work, our health at work determines not only a large part of how we feel during the day, but how we feel in life. While I was trained in medical school and residency how to recognize emergencies, stop the flow of bleeding, save lives, my medical training [...]


Vitamin D for Height, Heart and Happiness!

Does winter get you down? This will perk you up-Vitamin D may be more  effective at staving off the winter blues than fancy light therapy. With the days getting shorter and the onset of daylight savings time this past weekend, time to inventory your vitamin D. If we get adequate sunlight (at least ten minutes [...]