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Alcohol Use

Have you heard or read that chocolate is good for you? Some studies suggest that dark chocolate is a source of antioxidants and may have an impact on “bad” cholesterol. Still some people should not eat chocolate, for example those who are a...

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Stroke- ACT FAST

Four months ago, I met a patient, “Linda”, who was no different from most of the people I care for in clinic. Like many Americans, she suffe...

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Since we have just finished with Autism Awareness Month, I thought it would be appropriate to review Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism or Au...

Vaping: A Deep Breath of Fresh Air or A Return to Smokier Days

Vaping always seems like a new fad just coming to the market, even though it has been around for over a decade. Why people vape has remained...

Trauma and Parenting

How do you turn a newborn with all its promise into a 30 year-old addict living on the street? The workday has wrapped up and you’ve picked ...

IBS: A Tedious but Manageable Problem

As part of our daily existence, we occasionally feel abdominal discomfort. We all know the feeling: a feeling of general abdominal discomfor...

Health Disparities in Minority Communities

In the year since COVID-19 has upended life as we know it, it has become increasingly evident that certain individuals are more at risk of s...

Gout

Do you have a painful swollen joint of your greater toe? If so, you might have gout! The odds of you having gout are up to six times greater...

Skin Safety/UV Protection

With spring here sunlight each day will increase, and the days will become longer. It is important, especially in Texas, to remember to take...

Pollen at the Gates

Bless You! Salud! Gesundheit! These are the common courtesy phrases our friends, family, and even complete strangers extend to us after a wh...