The Case Against Active Surveillance or Watchful Waiting For Prostate Cancer

I write this article with two very interesting perspectives and viewpoints. Firstly, I am a urologist. I treat a lot of prostate cancer. In fact, I have one of the largest prostate cancer practices in the United States. I regularly see patients from all over our state, from other states and from countries throughout the […]

Addressing Depression – Naturally

Depression does not discriminate based on your social standing, how much money you have in your bank account, your accomplishments. Even if there’s nothing but happy moments around you, why then do you still feel depressed? Research has found that the brain out of balance and lack of harmony between the lobes could possibly lead […]

Battling the Isolation Crisis with ALYCEMates

When one contemplates the term “health crisis,” images from the 1995 medical disaster movie Outbreak come to mind. Hazmat suits and quarantined children in terrifying plastic rooms. But the term is so much more than just the Hollywood scare tactics that have been built up around it. Alycemates, a yearling business, is working on eradicating […]

PROSTATE CANCER…MY STORY

I have just been treated for prostate cancer. This is my personal story. My prostate cancer was diagnosed last year. My internist, as part of my annual check-up, ordered a PSA blood test and I requested that a “free” PSA be added to the total PSA level that is typically done. The next step was […]

Why Cardio Exercise Alone Does Not Work to Burn Fat and Lose Weight

Cardio certainly has its place in every fitness program but it should be a part of a balanced program including cardio, strength training, and a healthy diet. The key to losing body fat and keeping it off is strength training. Lean muscle is the driving force behind your metabolism and the only way to increase […]

Bringing Good Health Home with Acti-Kare and Lori Renaud, R.N., BSN

All the jokes my husband makes about potentially living under the same roof as his mother-in-law aside, my 84-year-old mother knows she can always move in with our family if or when the time arrives when she needs extra help in her daily life. I recently learned about Acti-Kare, thinking forward about what options were […]

Seven Causes that Lead to Obesity & How to Avoid Them

In 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially recognized obesity as a disease. A committee set up to study the matter advised that obesity’s classification should not be changed, but the delegates at the association’s annual meeting overrode their recommendation. It was a controversial decision, to say the least. Dr. Patrice Harris, an AMA board […]

PROSTATE CANCER…MY STORY

I have just been treated for prostate cancer.  This is my personal story.  My prostate cancer was diagnosed last year.   My internist, as part of my annual check-up, ordered a PSA blood test and I requested that a “free” PSA be added to the total PSA level that is typically done. The next step […]

Hearing loss does not just affect your ability to understand speech, it affects all aspects of your life

Do you have difficulty understanding conversation especially in the presence of background noise?  Do you complain that your spouse mumbles? You may be suffering from hearing loss. A condition, that if left untreated, results in more than missing conversations that can result in feelings of social isolation, depression and risk of falls. Seniors with untreated […]

Is government policy making you (and your kids) fat? Part 3 of 3 on the Documentary Fed Up

In May 2012, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the “Portion Cap Rule.” Bloomberg’s proposed amendment to the New York City Health Code would require food service establishments to cap the size of the cups used to provide sugary beverages at 16 oz. The reaction was swift. Beverage companies, independent bottlers, and distributors all opposed […]