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Health Topics A to Z

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By Brian Ward, MD, MHS, Michael Czuba, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Dr. Brian Ward, orthopaedic surgeon, and Michael Czuba, sports physical therapist and athletic trainer, provide tips on how to prepare for outdoor exercising and activity to avoid injury and to maximize your workout.  
By Samir Desai, MD
While most people are aware of the health risks associated with smoking tobacco, it remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States today. Deciding to quit smoking is the first step towards achieving a longer, healthier life. Oncologist, Samir Desai, MD, shares the health benefits of quitting and tips to help you achieve a smoke-free life.
Topics and Subtopics: Addiction, Cancer & Respiratory Problems
By Andrey Leonov, MD
During the winter months, your nose might not be the only thing feeling stuffy. As temperatures drop, we keep doors and windows closed and use furnaces to keep our houses warm. Over time, the lack of fresh air can reduce the air quality indoors, causing upper respiratory symptoms and, if you suffer from asthma, more frequent or severe attacks. Board-certified allergy, asthma and immunology specialist, Dr. Andrey Leonov, shares tips to maintain the air quality in your home this winter.
Topics and Subtopics: Allergies & Respiratory Problems
By Jihad Kudsi, MD
If you have been unsuccessful in achieving or maintaining a healthy weight using diet and lifestyle modifications, you may want to consider additional treatment options, including bariatric (weight loss) surgery. In addition to being one of the most effective, long-lasting ways to treat obesity and achieve your weight loss goals, bariatric surgery provides health benefits that go well beyond weight loss. Bariatric surgeon, Jihad Kudsi, MD, shares some of the most common health benefits following a weight loss surgery.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Diet & Nutrition
By Jihad Kudsi, MD
Over time, being overweight increases your risk of developing several other medical conditions. Bariatric surgeon, Jihad Kudsi, MD, shares some of the most common health risks associated with obesity.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Diet & Nutrition
By Jacqueline Moran, MD
Colder temperatures during the winter months can take some getting used to. It can be especially difficult for those dealing with respiratory issues, including asthma. This is because cold, dry air irritates your lungs and upper respiratory infections are more common during the winter. If you become ill, it can worsen your asthma symptoms. To help you breathe easier, allergist Jacqueline Moran, MD, explains the impact cold weather can have on your lungs and provides tips to keep your asthma symptoms under control during the cold winter months.
Topics and Subtopics: Allergies, Asthma & Respiratory Problems
By Brett Collander, MD
With the rising trend seen in e-cigarette use, or vaping, it’s more important now than ever to be aware of the short and long-term medical risks these devices may have on your lungs. DMG Pulmonologist, Brett Collander, MD, shares his medical expertise on the detrimental side-effects that vaping can have on your lungs.
By Lara Hamilton RDN, CDE
You shouldn’t feel guilty for indulging around the holidays, especially if you stock the dessert table with health-conscious treats. DMG registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, Lara Hamilton, shares some of her favorite holiday dessert recipes that everyone can enjoy.
Topics and Subtopics: Diabetes Care & Diet & Nutrition
By Karen Johnson, MD, Nichole Butler-Mooyoung, MD, Vanessa Foster, MD
menopause and everything in between, your gynecologist is your trusted partner through all stages of life. Obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNE), Drs. Nichole Butler-Mooyoung, Vanessa Foster and Karen Johnson share insights on the importance of developing a long-term, trusting relationship with your OB/GYNE.
Topics and Subtopics: Women's Health
Nothing is more precious than the gift of health. Our physicians and staff recommend their health-focused favorites that can be gifted to your friends, family and colleagues this holiday season.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health
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