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Christopher Cirino, DO, MPH

I began my career as a physician more than 20 years ago to provide quality, evidence-based care. My training was in infectious diseases and internal medicine, for which I am board-certified. In 2019, I formed Your Health Forum to "get the doctor and the patient out of the clinic" and to start collaborating on nurturing positive behaviors to protect against chronic diseases.

Becoming Tomorrow's Doctor is scheduled for publication on March 31, 2022. The website was created to highlight topics that current and future doctors will need to consider in their practice.

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Cervical Cancer: A Call for Prevention

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer affecting women worldwide, and it is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. The WHO projects that the number of cases will increase from 570,000 to 700,000 annually between 2018 and 2030. Along with these increases comes deaths, expected to […]

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5 Guilt-Free Desserts Even Sweet Tooths Will Love!

Who doesn’t love good desserts? It doubles the special treat if they are guilt-free, am I right? Well, here are 5 delicious guilt-free desserts that even sweet-tooth people will love. Who said desserts cannot be healthy, delicious, and addictive? Here are the 5 best examples of healthy desserts […]

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The Evolution of the Approach to Mental Health: Towards a More Preventive Strategy

The pandemic has given us a lot to think about regarding mental health. Already on an incline, the rates of depression and anxiety have increased over the last few years.

Psychiatry is on the reactive side of mental health, addressing issues as people present with more serious conditions.

The ACEs study showed an association of trauma with mental and physical health impacts. Envisioning preventive strategies could start at the pregnancy, address parenting approaches, and enhance community and scholastic programs.

Medications have limited efficacy. A multi-pronged preventive approach will likely be the most effective.

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the Rise of Chronic Diseases

I have worked in a prison for the last seven months. Nearly everyone who I have seen for clinic visits has reported some degree of trauma in their childhood. Studies corroborate this and show that 90% of juveniles committing crimes have a history of childhood trauma. The crucial […]

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What are Electrolytes and What Role Do They Play?

by Elin Östman Electrolytes are the salts in your body that carry an electric charge. They are essential for maintaining healthy bodily functions, including nerve and muscle function, blood pressure, and the pH level of your blood. Electrolytes also help regulate the amount of water in your body. […]

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Is it Possible to Reverse Thyroid Disease?

As much as 90% of thyroid diseases are autoimmune (AITD). Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (HT) is the most common cause of thyroid disorder and affects about 1 in 50 people in the US. It is an autoimmune disease caused when a particular white cell (lymphocytes) invades the thyroid tissue. The cells cause tissue inflammation […]

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