The Importance Of Self-Monitoring

When a person goes into the doctor’s office for a general checkup LOTS of body “stuff” will be checked including: Blood pressure Pulse Laboratory blood tests including glucose levels, liver enzymes, renal function Weight Most people that do incorporate routine doctor office-based checkups will do this once a year but some will go only every […]

Can Weight Control Impact Hearing?

Hearing loss is often associated with increasing age.  For those of you with family members or friends with hearing issues, this can be very frustrating for not just the person experiencing the hearing problem but also the people around him/her that needs to raise their voices to be understood.  Heating aids can certainly help the […]

Are We “Creatures Of Habit”?

We have all heard the expression “Creatures of Habit” as this refers to the tendency for people to engage in behavioral patterns that are repetitive in nature.  We like to see ourselves as free-willed, conscious beings, self-governing and set apart from other animals by our capacity for reasoning. Yet watch people closely and you find […]

Brain Scan Similarities With Alzheimer’s Disease

For those of you that have a loved one that has developed/succumbed to Alzheimer’s Disease, you know the tremendous pain and suffering that occurs for not just the person but also close family members/friends.  Watching a loved one that was once vibrant, sharp, witty, caring and intelligent gradually decline mentally and physically is almost too […]

Is There An Addiction Factor To Processed Foods?

Many patients will use the term “I am ADDICTED TO ___” when describing food/snack sources such as chocolate, cookies, chips and similar types of foods.  In these cases, people are using this term in a joking sort of way and not implying a true “addition” as in people with alcohol, drug, gambling and/or sex addictions. […]