Posts filed under: Health Matters

  Carina Cartelli, M.D. | Contributor “What caused the opioid epidemic?” This is a question I frequently get asked as a physician who works on the front lines of the...
Richard “Bunky” Bernstein | Contributor The 12-mile hike over the Tongariro volcano on New Zealand’s North Island has been called one of the 10 best day hikes in the world....
Timothy Gould | Contributor Imagine your average golfer. Is he or she lazily leaning on a golf club on the tee box? Are they slumped in a golf cart as...
Jim Hyde | Contributor Lost in all of the attention being paid to the demonization of climate science by the Trump administration is the fact that all the sciences are...
Jeff Albertson | Contributor With the change of seasons and the excited pursuit of new activities that accompanies it, our sports rehabilitation clinic will see a rush of seasonal injuries...
Jim Hyde | Contributor Americans got a reprieve last week when the president decided to pull the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from consideration in the House. It was a...
Katie Spencer, D.P.T. | Contributor At some point in our lives, a majority of us are likely to experience neck and back pain, including chronic muscle strains, persistent spinal malalignment,...
Story submitted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sickle cell disease is one of the most common genetic diseases in the United States. It is estimated that more than...
Laurel Lakey | Contributor According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of four American adults age 65 and older experiences a fall each year. Many...
Jim Hyde | Contributor The most charitable interpretation of November’s election result is that a minority of voters wanted change at any cost. And thanks to the arcane functioning of...
Joe Lasek, MD | Contributor Pull quote: It turns out that the most powerful technique for improving sleep quality is often to reduce sleep quantity. In the November 30 issue...
Joe Lasek, M.D. | Contributor This is the second of a series of articles on the basics of sleep, including remedying sleep problems when they arise. The first article appeared...
Jim Hyde | Contributor When I was asked if I would do a piece for the Charlotte News on the health effects of eating GE foods it seemed like a...
Richard Bernstein, M.D. | Contributor Three years ago, when the commander and I sailed our sloop Luna down the Intracoastal Waterway, we enjoyed meeting other boat people along the way....
Joe Lasek | Contributor O sleep! O gentle sleep! Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, that thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down and steep my senses...
Kelly Rohan | Contributor Pull quote: Seasonal affect disorder (SAD) is much more serious than simply not liking winter or having the “winter blues.” SAD is a mood disorder. People...
If you want to improve the health and structure of your brain—and who doesn’t?—consider dancing. While most of us are aware of the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal benefits of dance, there...
Remember Ebola? Eleven thousand deaths, lingering chronic complications for thousands, billions of dollars in direct and indirect costs? It should have taught us a lesson. Apparently it did not. Now,...
Most of us are familiar with the Serenity Prayer. In essence, it suggests that if we focus on things we have some control over and accept or release the things...
Considering the current political scene, one might conclude that Americans are a pretty phobic lot. Politicians capitalize on the fear of terrorist attack, while statistically Americans are far more likely...