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THE SUPER POWERS OF WATER

You can also check out this blog on sweatforsmiles.com  How many times have we been told as children and adults how important water is for our health?  A few years ago, former First Lady Michelle Obama and her staff launched a “Drink Up” campaign which helped promote children to drink more water instead of sugary Read More…


#CallYourDoctorFirst

During this pandemic, many medical offices and healthcare organizations have changed to telemedicine to continue treating patients while limiting ER and hospital visits and protecting the healthcare workers and critically ill patients.  Also, patients with autoimmune diseases already have a weakened immune system from their condition and the medications they are taking. For Rheumatology, most Read More…


Gut Health

We are all talking about our immune systems and how to boost our health. It is crucial to have a healthy interaction between the gut and the immune system. When your gut health is good, you’re less likely to experience damaging inflammation and lapses in immunity.⁠ Imbalances in the gut microbiome may result in a Read More…


Raynaud

When I was an ice skater, I would notice my hands change color to white, sometimes blue and then ultimately red after my time on the ice. Often, I would wear 2-3 pairs of gloves during my practice session because my hands would get so cold and painful.  My core body temperature was always warm Read More…


The Importance of A Complete Exam

Many arthritis patients present to the office complaining of joint, muscle, tendon, ligament or bone pain. Joint pain and inflammation can lead to disability, immobility, and decreased quality of life. Many arthritis patients want to SOLELY focus on the musculoskeletal system. In medical school and residency, I was always taught to focus on the WHOLE Read More…


Confidence

Witnessing Zozibini Tunz from South Africa become Miss Universe a few days ago and watching the clips from the pageant since her accomplishment has sparked a conversation in my family on a topic that many parents have with their children.  My daughter marveled at the way Ms. Universe carried herself and articulated her answers. She Read More…


When is it The Right Time to See a Rheumatologist?

Remember a rheumatologist is a specialist that focuses on the diagnosis of bone and musculoskeletal disorders and autoimmune diseases. We often are considered detectives in trying to analyze various symptoms and blood work results to figure out a diagnosis. ⁠We will all experience joint pain and muscle aches at some point in our lives. For Read More…