All General Health Posts
by our physicians
By Christopher Ochoa, MD
For many, breathing requires little effort or thought. For some, however, stress and anxiety can lead to short, rapid breathing which can worsen these symptoms. A great way to avoid feelings of stress, anxiety and shortness of breath is to consciously focus on the breaths you take each day.
With the new year in full swing, many of us are beginning changes we would like to make. Obesity Medicine Physician, Dr. Katie Rosenfeld, shares tips to support your loved ones with their health and wellness goals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For many people, Thanksgiving Day is spent in the kitchen and around their table with family and friends. Make the most of your Thanksgiving by avoiding trips to the immediate care center or emergency room due to some of the most common Thanksgiving Day injuries.