People sometimes assume that health care is only as good as the physician providing it. There are a few things, however, that patients can do to improve the quality of health care that they receive. Here are a few tips to ensure that you receive the best health care possible.
What's the 'Vascular' in Cardiovascular?
The human body has two circulatory systems--the cardiovascular (vascular) system and the lymphatic system. So what exactly is the vascular system and what does it do? Simply put, the vascular system is the system of vessels (hollow tubes) for
How A Northland Coalition Is Helping Seniors Stay Balanced
Here’s a sobering stat: one-third of seniors 65 and older fall every year . Everyone is susceptible to falls. People of all ages trip, stumble and bump
Top Doctors 2018: Family Medicine
Part of our 18th annual list of the region's best physicians
Health Tip: Check for Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, but if caught early, it's often treatable. Performing a self-check can help identify any skin abnormalities quickly.
Why Do We Get Migraines?
Migraines are THE WORST! Why do we get them in the first place? Read More: Childhood adversities, including witnessing parental domestic violence, linked to ...
Tired and fatigued — a holistic perspective on why we feel this way
No matter what your job or status in life is — a financial analyst, an attorney, a construction worker, a doctor, a retiree or a stay-at-home parent, we have all experienced the 21st century pandemic of mental exhaustion and lack of energy. In 20 years of clinical experience I have seen different flavors of tiredness afflicting people. It is a disabling enemy to some, rendering them hypochondriac and depressed, and an uncomfortable nuisance to others, preventing them from completing projects and achieving goals. You can be skinny or overweight, black or white, an extravert or a shy person — fatigue does not discriminate. You have already had a gamut of tests and were told that there is nothing wrong with you — go home — exercise, hydrate and meditate. You have done all…
10 Biggest Concerns for Orthopedic Surgeons in 2012
Four orthopedic surgeons discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities for orthopedic surgeons heading into 2012.
Sleep and Aging: Why Can't We Stay Asleep As We Get Older?
In a National Sleep Foundation survey of adults aged 55 and older, one-third of people aged 55-64 and one quarter of people aged 65-84 reported that their sleep
Communication during an emergency: What the dialysis community needs to know
Part of emergency preparedness for dialysis patients and professionals is being able to communicate effectively during a disaster