illness and injuries

What is mental illness? Mental illness can refer to a vast range of mental health conditions. Mental illness is associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work, or family activities. Mental health illnesses are health conditions that involves c... read more

Here are 10 things you need to know about the 2017-2018 influenza vaccine:  The flu vaccine is essential for children. The flu virus is common and unpredictable, and it can cause serious complications and death, even in healthy children. The influenza immunizatio... read more

  At different times in our lives, our mothers, past doctors, or athletic coaches may have told us to put some ice or some heat on an injury. Sometimes they have told us to apply both. But which is right? Truth be told, both cold and hot treatments are recomme... read more

What is the flu? The flu, short for influenza, is a respiratory illness caused by a virus that infects the nose, throat, and lungs. People infected with the virus may have symptoms of cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, headache, body aches, fatigue, and/or fever... read more

What is nanotechnology?  It’s the science and engineering of controlling matter, at the molecular scale, to create devices with chemical, physical and or biological properties. Nanotechnology could possibly change how we diagnose and treat cancer. Although nanot... read more

How Important are Fluids? Approximately 60 percent of your body weight is water. As you exercise, fluid is lost through your skin as sweat and through your lungs when you breathe. If this fluid is not replaced at regular intervals during exercise, you can become de... read more

Diagnostic imaging, also known as medical imaging, is a very common method using radiation to generate images of the internal structure of the body.  This helps doctors accurately diagnose and treat patients because it provides a view inside your body for clues ab... read more

Cryotherapy originated in Japan as a method to treat pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Cryotherapy is the local or general use of very low temperatures for medical use. Cryotherapy can be beneficial for anyone, but it specifically helps: athletes seeking m... read more

When I was suffering foot pain, I decided to see a podiatrist. His diagnosis was something I’ve never heard before, Morton’s Neuroma. Huh? What? Am I dying? Do I need surgery? I then asked, what is Morton’s Neuroma? Morton’s Neuroma is a common foot problem... read more

I’ve seen many patients this year with an ongoing cough. It is not unusual for a viral respiratory infection to cause a cough that lasts for up to 2 weeks. One thing to consider- we are in the middle of a very unusual allergy season. California is a savanna and w... read more

What is Bipolar Disorder? Our society often uses the term “bipolar” loosely to describe a person with extremely erratic mood swings.  Bipolar disorder is a serious medical condition which encompasses so much more than just an outburst of anger.  It involves e... read more