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Christopher Cirino

I am a board certified physician trained in infectious diseases and internal medicine. This site will feature health issues as they relate to infectious diseases, behavior and finding wellness.

Homeostasis and the Body

Homeostasis of the body and development of the diseased state All living organisms have systems which work in concert to maintain functions in the setting of external or internal perturbations.  This process is known as homeostasis.  Whether it is the acquisition of energy through food or the ability […]

Behavioral Loops and Eating

The Link between Behavior and Eating Remember when you had a difficult day as a child.  Your mother or father may have tried to cheer you up with your favorite desert (ice cream or a cookie!) and a pat on the back or a hug.  As children, we […]

When Your Mind Stands in the Way

The Influence of our Behavior and Finding Optimal Health How many of you have indulged in ice cream, alcohol, shopping or another gift after a hard day? For many of us, our coping strategies may involve behaviors that reward us during challenging times – sometimes at the level […]

Health and Wellness: A Moving Target *Sample Chapter*

Health and Wellness:  A Moving Target? It is estimated that 90% of the $3.3 trillion spent on health care yearly is directed to those with chronic health and mental conditions.  One-third of the approximate 800,000 deaths that occur in the United States is attributable to heart disease and […]

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Your Health Forum by Dr. Cirino is written and curated by a board certified physician in internal medicine and infectious diseases. I invite you to embark on the journey to finding optimal health. Please feel free to post comments, examples or questions, so that […]

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