Your Health

  • Suicide Rates Are Increasing Across Our United States!

    All of us must have been saddened by the highly publicized suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. These high profile tragedies serve to remind us that the struggle against mental illness affects all socioeconomic sectors of our society. Being rich and well-known does not immunize us from these challenges. As such, we’re all in this together regardless of socioeconomic […]
  • NIH Resources to Help You Communicate More Effectively With Your Doctor!

    As a physician, I can’t emphasize enough, the importance of good communication between a patient and their doctor! The National Institutes of Health has a great article titled “Talking to Your Doctor”, that offers great advice and resources which help individuals to take a more active role in their healthcare by communicating more effectively with their provider. Open communication will […]
  • Kaiser Health News Morning Briefing: Diseases Spread by Ticks, Mosquitoes and Fleas Reaching ‘Astronomical Levels’!

    The Kaiser Health News’ KHN Morning Briefing is a great resource which provides summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.  As summer approaches, and with more will be people spending more time outdoors, one topic of particular interest, titled “Diseases Spread by Ticks, Mosquitoes and Fleas Reaching ‘Astronomical Levels’”, reports that the number of vector-born diseases has increased significantly. […]
  • Learn More About NIH’s “All of Us” Research Program to Advance Precision Medicine!

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced their national launch of the All of Us Research Program, which will take place on May 6, 2018. The All of Us mission is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.  The consortium formed and began its work in July 2016 under the leadership […]
  • Plan to Attend the NAM Event: “Understanding Disparities in Access to Genomic Medicine: A Workshop”

    I am excited to participate in the public workshop, “Understanding Disparities in Access to Genomic Medicine: A Workshop”, which is being hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health on the Board on Health Sciences Policy on June 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. The workshop “will examine the gaps in knowledge related to […]
  • Those of You Interested in Mindfulness and Spirituality Might Find My Podcast with Matt Belair of Interest!

    Recently, I was interviewed by Matthew Belair, Coach and Author of “Zen Athlete: A Guide to Self Mastery”. In our podcast, Matt and I discuss Ilchi Lee’s recent book titled “I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation”. I hope you enjoy it!
  • April Is National Minority Health Month!

    “Without health and long life, all else fails.” – Dr. Booker T. Washington   April is National Minority Health Month and the theme for 2018 is “Partnering for Health Equity.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides some great resources to help you learn more, and to help raise awareness, about health disparities that affect minorities in their article […]
  • Learn More About EVERMORE: Supporting Families Who Have Lost A Child

    It’s my pleasure to introduce you to a colleague and good friend, Joyal Mulheron, who has been working extremely hard to build EVERMORE, a non-profit organization helping people who have lost a child. Joyal is EVERMORE’s founder and her organization is “dedicated to improving life for bereaved families by fostering hope and solidarity through the sharing of stories and resources; […]
  • The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Taking Care of Your Diabetes Means Taking Care of Your Heart!

    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), recently printed an important article titled, “Taking Care of Your Diabetes Means Taking Care of Your Heart – Diabetes and Heart Disease”. It focuses on the healthcare facts regarding the serious concerns that individuals face who have diabetes and their greater chance of having heart disease and related heart problems. […]
  • I Hope You Enjoy My Podcast Interview With Leisa Peterson Of The Art Of Abundance!

    I was recently interviewed by the host of the Art of Abundance, Leisa Peterson, for a podcast regarding the fabulous book by Ilchi Lee, “I’ve Decided to Live to 120 Years — The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality and Life Transformation”. Please listen to podcast interview, as we discuss a variety of topics including mindfulness and personal transformation.