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National Doctor’s Day

ENTERING THE MEDICAL WORLD March 30 was National Doctors Day and it made me reflect on the last seventeen years in practice after graduating medical school.  I can still remember the day I walked down that podium at my medical school to accept my diploma and earn my medical degree.  It seems like a lifetime ago yet the Read More…


THE EMOTIONS BEHIND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

There are more than 50 million of Americans living with Autoimmune diseases like Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis and Multiple sclerosis. These chronic illnesses can pose challenges to the individuals living with the diagnoses. Often, patients may feel that they are alone grappling with the physical and emotional issues that these diseases present.  They may Read More…


AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AWARENESS

Autoimmune disease are illnesses that occurs when the body’s tissues are attacked by its own immune system. Individuals with autoimmune diseases produce special proteins or antibodies in their blood that target tissues within their own body rather than foreign infectious agents like viruses or bacteria, resulting in inflammation.Healthy tissue or cells are being attacked instead Read More…


EATING DISORDERS IN THE NEWS

On Good America a couple of weeks ago, meteorologist Ginger Zee openly discussed her history with eating disorders.   Giva Wilkerson, program director of Project Heal, also made it her goal to educate others that eating disorders DO affect many black men and women contrary to popular belief.  While I was attending college, I did witness numerous females struggle with their Read More…


Fighting Obesity By Staying Active

The month of February was all about emphasizing the importance of heart health, preventing heart disease and maintaining good lifestyle factors. Physical activity for both kids and adults is very important and has many benefits – one of which is preventing obesity. Here is more information about this important topic along with some tips on Read More…


COMMON RUNNER’S INJURIES

I can remember running my first half marathon 9 years ago and I definitely feel like my body today is different than it was when I first engaged in this sport.  Over time, I got busier with my career and running around as a mom. I just can’t simply spend the time training as I used Read More…