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Jan 9 2021

Introduction to Dealing with Addictions: Alcoholism Part II:

Many people may not realize or be willing to admit that they have a serious alcohol problem. Signs that you ...

Jan 9 2021

Introduction to Managing Addictions: Alcoholism Part I:

Addictions to substances, legal and illegal, can be very damaging to your physical health, mental health, and social relationships.  Here ...

Dec 20 2020

Getting started with an Individualized, Regular Exercise and Fitness Program

Get over your barriers to regular exercise. People often report many barriers to getting regular exercise. However, these barriers are ...

Dec 20 2020

The Importance of an Individualized, Regular Exercise and Fitness Program

Modern society has made it easier for us to avoid exercise. This is bad for our health! In today’s automated ...

Nov 21 2020

Some General Thoughts on Clinical Unipolar Depression: Initial considerations.

Definition: While many people suffer from this disorder, clinical depression is often not well understood by many in the general ...

Oct 29 2020

What You Should Know About Colorectal Cancer

Importance of Colorectal Cancer Did you know that colorectal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer involving ...

Aug 16 2020

My Personal Perspective on Diet, Exercise and Weight Control

I am a 69-year-old physician who has been blessed with a great life so far. I intend to do my ...

Jul 26 2020

The Car Maintenance Approach to Health

One analogy that I have found useful in thinking about your health is to treat your mind and body as ...

Jul 11 2020

Tips on Taking Medications

I know many folks do not like taking medicines. For example, they do not like side effects or often have ...

Jul 3 2020

Recognizing and dealing with a stroke quickly

Strokes are still very common and devastating. The important thing to know is the early warning signs, and to seek ...

Jun 16 2020

Taking Medications to Treat High Blood Pressure

There are several types of medicines which can be used to treat high blood pressure, and your healthcare provider has ...

Jun 16 2020

Understanding High Blood Pressure, a.k.a. Hypertension

There is a very good reason that high blood pressure is known as a “silent killer.” Blood pressure goes up ...

Jun 11 2020

Non-Urgent Heart Disease Symptoms

Heart disease is still the #1 killer of Americans, despite improvements in prevention, detection, and treatment over the past few ...

Jun 11 2020

Identifying Heart Disease & Urgent Symptoms

Heart disease is still the #1 killer of Americans, despite improvements in prevention, detection, and treatment over the past few ...

Apr 28 2020

Carbohydrate Counting for Diabetes Blood Sugar Management

There is unfortunately no getting around the equation which says that the calories you hold onto in your body goes ...

Apr 28 2020

How to Avoid Leg Clots When Sitting for Long Time Periods (e.g. Air or Car Travel).

If you are an adult, or a senior citizen (like me), you have to be careful about sitting for prolonged ...

Apr 25 2020

The importance of getting laboratory tests done

Many patients are reluctant to get laboratory tests done that have been ordered by their healthcare provider. There are several ...

Apr 1 2020

Junk Food Alternatives

I must admit that I have always liked junk food (despite being a physician)! Unlike some strict nutritionists, I am ...

Apr 1 2020

Working off the calories.

Exercise is a very important part of any health improvement plan and weight loss plan. When it comes to maintaining ...

Mar 25 2020

How to cope with the Coronavirus epidemic, Dave Gordon’s thoughts

Here are my thoughts on how to cope with the current epidemic caused by the Coronavirus (also known as “Covid-19”) ...