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Coronavirus (COVID) Pandemic And What You Should Know Apr 1st, 2020

Coronaviruses are large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from common cold to more severe diseases, such as pneumonia, MERS and MARS. These viruses are protein particles coated with phospholipids (Fats); hence they are easily eliminated by soap, >65 % alcohol and bleach etc. The novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that...

Surprising Facts of Commonly Prescribed Drug Interactions: What You Need to Know. Aug 21st, 2019

Surprising Facts of Commonly Prescribed Drug Interactions: What You Need to Know. Are you taking more than one medication? Or are you taking prescribed medication(s) with over the counter medications, nutraceuticals , or supplements?  If so, you may be at increased risk for drug interactions, which occur when a drug, a...

Links of Insulin Resistance and Diabetes Jun 10th, 2019

Links of Insulin Resistance and Diabetes Recently a patient of mine asked me a very thought-provoking question regarding the relationship between obesity and diabetes. Here is the question: “Doc, why is it that I have diabetes and yet I am slightly overweight, whereas my friend, Mr. Sampson, does not have...

The Use of Cell Phone in the Dark: Watch your Vision! Mar 22nd, 2019

Scientists have uncovered that blue light emission from your smart phone and laptop screens may seem harmless but may be toxic to the eyes and causing macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss in the US. Although macular degeneration occurs in folks > 60 years old, experts suspect this...

Salt versus Sugar Intake: Which is the Worse Opponent in Blood Pressure Control? Feb 7th, 2019

   Rational for the Argument that Sugar is Worse for Blood Pressure than Salt. First, there’s an established link between sugar and metabolic syndrome; a conglomeration of cardiovascular markers that includes insulin resistance, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high triglycerides (blood fats), and excess weight, especially in the form of...