On Sep 25, 2012There is plenty of research—and it is increasing every day—showing that exercise is beneficial for cancer survivors, whether during or after treatment.
In a recent study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Dr. Andrea Cheville, an onco-physiatrist (cancer rehabilitation physician)...Full Post
On Sep 15, 2012Almost daily there are new recommendations for how to treat prostate cancer and an equal number of controversies surrounding the recommendations. What is a man to do when faced with the words, “you have prostate cancer?”
The good news is that there are many proven options to consider; but how...Full Post
On Aug 27, 2012In the clinic, we work with stroke patients and their families to help them understand the risk of having a second stroke and what they can do to reduce their risk. Lifestyle and medical conditions determine your risk for a first, or second, stroke.
- Do you have high blood pressure and/or
On Aug 13, 2012You may have many questions when you find out that you are pregnant, but some of the most common concerns revolve around nutrition and food safety. These are some basic guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to get you started. As always, your situation may be different...Full Post
On Aug 01, 2012
Do you or someone you know shake when raising a glass of water to drink or have problems writing a check at the grocery store?
If so, essential tremor may be the cause. Essential Tremor (ET) is the most common movement disorder and those suffering from it experience uncontrolled movement , usually...Full Post
On Jul 19, 2012
I have never met a baby that didn't on occasion spit-up. Many perfectly healthy babies can even spit-up quite a bit. Reflux is often the label given to babies who vomit, and this rarely amounts to a significant problem.
However, there are a few things that a parent should watch out for:
The most...Full Post
On Jul 09, 2012
For this French/Italian girl that grew up on bagels and loaves of bread, it wasn’t easy to read the lab results telling me gluten was the source of all my problems (digestive anyway).
Despite a degree in nutrition, I’m here to break the news that it’s far from easy, not just for me, but the unfortunate...Full Post
On Jul 05, 2012
Summer is finally here, so this is a good time to talk about sunscreens.
We all get excited when the sun comes out (especially in Seattle!) but it is always important to remember that everyone should avoid direct sun exposure when it is the harshest - between 10am and 4pm during the summer months....Full Post
On Jun 18, 2012
Far too often the word organic is misused and misunderstood. I think it’s most important to understand the reasons behind the difference staring back at you on the price tag, and then only you can decide for yourself whether it’s worth the financial, physiological, and environmental costs.
On Jun 11, 2012
Is the mirror showing a few more wrinkles on your face or a little more sagging than it used to? A combination of physiological changes is responsible for these signs of aging.
The elastin and collagen that give our skin its strength and resiliency break down making it more difficult to replenish...Full Post