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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…


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…


The Annual Rheumatology/ARP Meeting

The annual American College or Rheumatology/ARP meeting is an important forum where clinicians, scientists and researchers, nurse practitioners and other healthcare specialists, patients and patient advocates, medical students, residents and rheumatology fellows and the pharmaceutical industry come together under common goals. THESE GOALS INCLUDE Funding research to find treatments for arthritis and autoimmune diseases The Read More…


The Approachable Doctor

With all the pressures on physicians in modern-day medicine to see more patients in a short amount of time and do more electronic medical charting, I can understand why patients are feeling like some doctors are rushed and not approachable anymore.⁠ In my specialty, I encounter many individuals in acute and chronic pain from sports Read More…