Blog Archive

The climate crisis is now a health crisis in the valley Jul 2nd, 2019

As a health professional living, working and raising my family in the valley, I care deeply about how our environment impacts our health. I am particularly interested in how air quality affects my patients with lung conditions. In order to improve our patients’ lung health, we must also address the...

Beware Pneumonia and Other Complications This Flu Season Sep 19th, 2018

Flu seasons come and go, but some years are worse than others. The flu season of 2017-2018 has been particularly hard-hitting, even for groups that are not usually at risk, claiming as many as 4000 lives per week. Many of these deaths are not caused by the flu itself, but by...

7 Dos And Don'ts For Managing Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sep 19th, 2018

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition with which the individual has one or more episodes of shallow breathing or a brief cessation in breathing during sleep. After breathing resumes, the individual may gasp for air. This ongoing condition may affect the quality of your sleep, but fortunately, there are ways...

5 Smart Ways To Help You Kick Your Smoking Habit Sep 19th, 2018

If you are a regular cigarette smoker and want to quit your habit for good, you need to recognize that nicotine is an addictive substance. While breaking the habit will not be an easy task, it can be accomplished with determination and perseverance. Get the support you may need and...

Need A Reason To Quit? Six Miraculous Changes Your Body Goes Through When You Quit Smoking Sep 18th, 2018

Each year, 1.3 million smokers break the habit. While some don't achieve long-term success, about 40 percent do. What's the secret to their success? Mental preparation and a great support system are key. Part of being mentally prepared is to understand what happens to your body after you quit. By...