illness and injuries

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

Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood and urine. There are several types of diabetes.  The most co... read more

It is quite disconcerting to wake up one day and suddenly feel like your balance is off without warning. It may feel like you’re on a boat deck and you are using the wall for support at times, or it may be more severe with a sensation that the room is spinnin... read more

The human brain is the most difficult human organ to comprehend.  Many try to understand the complexity of the brain in relationship to mental disorders; one of the most widespread disorders is schizophrenia. Many people are affected by this mental illness which u... read more

Back pain is one of the most common reasons employees visit a doctor, whether it is for lower back problems or neck pain.  Over 90% of the population will hurt their back or neck at some point in their life, usually while doing daily routine activities at work.  ... read more

Heart problems can present with a large variety of symptoms, and it’s important that we are aware of the wide range of ways in which acute and chronic heart conditions can appear.  As patients, we should not expect to be able to make the diagnosis by ourselv... read more