Delivering healthy genetic material into the inner ear cells of mice with a genetic defect that causes deafness enables the cells to function normally, according to a new study from Tel Aviv University.
In my last several columns I summarized the most amazing articles I read in the prior months. These studies involve data on the mechanism of aging, indicating you could gain 30 years of life in the next 10 years.
Jane, a 50-year-old woman with Type 2 diabetes, comes into a medical office for a checkup. She mentions that she has been without health insurance for about five years and hasn’t seen a doctor. The red flags go up. There is concern regarding the patient and her diabetes management and lab te…
Maintaining a healthy body weight is important for overall health. Most Americans know it’s importance in reducing risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, many may be surprised to learn excess weight not only exacerbates pain from arthritis, but significantly increases the risk…
The past couple of weeks have brought a light at the end of the tunnel: COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed in the first wave to essential workers. Since the emergency authorization approvals of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, several parents have asked me about them.
NEW YORK – When the pandemic hit in March, WW International quickly pivoted its entire operations online. The company, formerly known as Weight Watchers, trained 14,000 coaches and moved 30,000 workshops online in six days.
Many people struggle to find time and motivation to exercise and stay physically healthy. The problem has been exacerbated with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing Americans into isolation and closing gyms around the country.
Mental health is an issue many Americans have struggled with, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, people must deal with issues that are compounded further by the isolation and uncertainty that goes along with the pandemic. On top of that, they must deal with those mental health issues in…
In 2020, there was an increase in telehealth services as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This allowed patients to continue seeing providers in safe environments.
Every year at the start of Chanukah, I share a healthy latke recipe and today is no different. But first, I want to describe some amazing research that may bring major changes soon.
As the coronavirus pandemic accelerates in our community, we are seeing far too many people delaying essential doctor’s appointments out of fear of contracting the virus. In some cases, the risk from foregoing these routine appointments may be greater than the virus itself.