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MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH FIGURE SKATING

.I never knew that when I first stepped onto the ice at eight years old, that ice skating would forever play an important role in my life. Until I was in third grade, I had grown up in Queens. I had always been involved in ballet, tap and jazz. I loved the way I could Read More…


OSTEOPOROSIS BLOG

MY ACHING BONES! I can still remember the day I experienced my first real injury; I was about twelve years old.  It was another ordinary early morning at the ice rink.  I was running late for practice for an upcoming show and quickly got on the ice and started gliding.  It usually took me twenty Read More…


THANKSGIVING MEMORIES

Thanksgiving is the day that kicks off the holiday season!  It is the season to be still, take stock of your life and be grateful for your family, friends, job, pets and health.  I can think back to numerous Thanksgivings spent with my immediate family growing up in Queens and Long Island, NY.  The whole Read More…


RETURNING TO MY LOVE OF COOKING FOR THE SEASON OF GRATITUDE!

I have always loved to cook but let’s be honest, with my busy schedule juggling work, motherhood, friendships, exercising, in the setting of a small NYC kitchen, who has time and the space to cook? With food services like Blue Apron and HelloFresh and delivery services like Caviar, UberEatsand Seamlessin NYC and other cities, it is Read More…


SYSTEMIC LUPUS EYTHEMATOSUS

SYSTEMIC LUPUS EYTHEMATOSUS Now that you have read my personal story on lupus. let’s talk about LUPUS symptoms, complications and possible treatments. Did you know that certain ethnic groups are affected more than other groups? African Americans, Afro-Caribbean, Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and Asian females are more likely to develop this disease Read More…


MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH LUPUS

I can remember the first time I heard the word “systemic lupus erythematosus” (SLE or lupus). In one of my first blogs, I briefly shared the story about meeting a girl during my time at medical school. She had complained of several months of joint pain and swelling, extreme fatigue, and mild hair loss.  She Read More…