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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…


ANA Blog

I HAVE A POSITIVE ANA! SHOULD I BE WORRIED? A few weeks ago, there was news that @kimkardashian tested positive for antibodies that may be seen with lupus.  She was forthcoming to the press about her concerns for having Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. What does this mean? Does she actually have lupus? WHAT HAPPENS WITH IN Read More…


Pain Relief Options

As a rheumatologist, I see patients suffering from chronic pain every day and do my best to offer both strategies and support to help with the pain.   Most of my patients suffer from osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis which is characterized by degeneration of cartilage over time. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune Read More…


Osteoarthritis

One of the most common questions that I get asked on a daily basis is “Doc, how can I have arthritis?? I am so young!” I have been involved with competitive figure skating, dancing (ballet, tap, jazz) and in my last 20 years I have engaged in long distance running and playing tennis.  I have been Read More…


Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs & Symptoms

Being a rheumatologist I see signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis that are often very difficult to deal with given the pain it causes.  Often, many people don’t realize the signs and symptoms they are experiencing is in fact rheumatoid arthritis.  Knowing the symptoms allow you to address these symptoms early, get a diagnosis and treatment plan Read More…


JUVENILE ARTHRITIS

I have always loved children! In fact while I was growing up, I spent most of my childhood and young adulthood thinking that I would become a pediatrician.  My Pediatrics rotation during medical school was one of my favorite electives. Although being with kids during their visits and watching them achieve numerous milestones was so Read More…


I GOT THE GOUT!

Summertime is here and it is the time of poolside barbecues, which may consist of consuming delicious burgers and alcoholic beverages and sodas for some.  In the city, I have been getting many consults for males complaining of acute joint pain, redness and swelling in the big toe as well as other joints in the Read More…