Health and Wellness

Lifestyle Choices that Help Improve Fertility

Posted by Joseph Salinas, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. on Mar 20, 2019 2:48:17 PM

In the United States alone, over 6 million women struggle with infertility, which is defined as the inability to get pregnant or stay pregnant. This can be not just frustrating, but also heartbreaking. Many women wonder if the infertility is due to something they’re doing or not doing.

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Topics: lifestyle choices that improve fertility, houston fertility doctor, how to improve your chances of getting pregnant

7 Common Myths About Hip Replacement

Posted by David Edelstein, M.D. on Mar 18, 2019 8:11:00 AM

Hip replacement is a surgery in which diseased parts of the hip joint are removed and are replaced with a prosthetic implant. Hip replacement surgery is recommended by physicians when other treatments do not relieve pain. Prior to surgery, patients may choose using a cane or walker for stability, physical therapy, medication and other measures prior to hip replacement therapy. 

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Topics: hip replacement, hip replacement misconceptions, hip replacement myths

How to Conquer Emotional Eating

Posted by Marjorie Broussard, M.D. on Mar 13, 2019 8:04:00 AM

For many of us, whenever we’re under stress or distress, there’s nothing like comfort food to make us feel better. After all, there’s a reason it’s called comfort food. So, if you get uncontrollable food cravings when you’re emotional, you’re certainly not alone. Unfortunately, that feeling of comfort is short-lived when you realize you just sabotaged your healthy eating efforts.

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Topics: how to overcome emotional eating, avoid emotional eating, emotional eating, can emotional eating be treated

Detecting and Managing Heart Arrhythmias

Posted by Rohan Wagle, M.D. on Mar 11, 2019 9:09:18 AM

Your heart is meant to beat consistently at a rate compatible with the activity you’re doing at the time. Heart arrhythmias indicate that your heart is not beating the way it should. The electrical impulses that should coordinate your heartbeats are malfunctioning, causing your heart to beat too fast, too slowly, or irregularly, such as in the case of fluttering or a missed beat. 

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Topics: managing arrhythmia, how is heart arrhythmia treated, heart arrhythmia symptoms, heart arrhythmia, types of heart arrhythmia

Back Pain, Degenerative Spine Conditions, and Aging Go Hand in Hand

Posted by Steve Kim, D.O. on Mar 6, 2019 8:06:00 AM

Let’s count them up. In our spines, we have 26 bone disks, or vertebrae. When you add to that a few decades (or more) of life, our chances for back pain really stack up – so it’s no wonder the World Health Organization estimates that 60 to 70 percent of us will experience lower back pain as we age. The truth, which is no surprise, is that along with aging comes wear and tear in all our joints; our vertebrae are not immune. And degenerative spine is the most common cause of that back pain in older adults.

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Topics: degenerative spine conditions, osteoarthritis of the spine, what are the risk factors for degenerative spine, self care tips for degenerative spine pain

Don’t Sleep on Insomnia Symptoms – Talk to Your Doctor for Help

Posted by Stefanie Teng, M.D. on Feb 25, 2019 10:04:54 AM

We’ve all tossed and turned for hours at night, trying everything to make sleep come. It’s frustrating, your brain won’t stop going, you’re fully expecting to be exhausted the next day, and worrying about not sleeping just seems to make it more difficult to fall asleep. Believe it or not, as maddening as this is, a few sleepless nights here and there are common. But if you have difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for a month or longer, you may have insomnia. 

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Topics: insomnia, when to see a doctor about insomnia, insomnia sleep disorder, what causes insomnia

Melasma Can Be Hard to Treat, but It’s Not Impossible

Posted by Kenne Ogunmakin, M.D. on Feb 23, 2019 8:48:00 AM

From acne to psoriasis, it’s estimated that more than 100 million Americans are fighting at least one type of skin condition. One common condition I see, especially in women, is melasma, which appears as dark brown and gray patches, most notably on the forehead, upper lip, nose and cheeks.  

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Topics: what causes melasma, how is melasma treated, prevent melasma, melasma

Ouch! Plantar Warts Are More Common Than You Think

Posted by Sarita Dillard, D.P.M. on Feb 20, 2019 8:13:00 AM

“I’ve got warts.” Most people don’t like to say this out loud because of the negative stigma it carries. Plantar warts – those small, ugly skin growths that appear on the bottoms of feet – can be frustrating, uncomfortable, embarrassing, and in some cases even painful. Although hard to eliminate, plantar warts can be treated. 

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Topics: plantar warts, how to get rid of plantar warts, are plantar warts contagious

The Debate Over Collagen Peptides

Posted by Lana Hawayek, M.D., F.A.A.D., F.A.S.D.S. on Feb 18, 2019 8:06:00 AM

Every so often, a new supplement gains popularity as the next big thing in beauty. Right now, collagen peptides are making waves and causing a lot of debate in the medical community. Some believe the promises that taking collagen peptide supplements result in youthful skin, shinier hair, and stronger nails, joints, and bones, as well as other benefits. Others believe that’s all hype. But there is some evidence that, although collagen peptides certainly aren’t magic pills, they may reinvigorate collagen production in the body.

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Topics: collagen peptides, collagen peptides do they work, is taking collagen peptides beneficial

Trichomoniasis (A Common STI) Is Treatable

Posted by Deepali Patni, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. on Feb 16, 2019 9:11:00 AM

Trichomoniasis, also known as “trich,” is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It’s caused by a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis.

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Topics: trich, sexually transmitted infections, STI, trichomoniasis

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