Obesity: A health appraisal Key points: History and physical examination can often reveal clues of decompensation due to being overweight and obese. Some of these subtle clues are attributable to other conditions or reasons. Most people who have an elevated BMI in the obesity or upper overweight range […]
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.
The art of medicine Doctors often spend time looking for medical conditions that are treatable. For instance, a patient who is diagnosed with an acute bacterial pneumonia has myriad findings that correspond with this diagnosis, including the preceding symptoms, physical findings, radiographic findings and less commonly […]
A focus on the “endgame” of weight loss can be discouraging as you embark upon a health journey. The reality is that becoming healthier is a work in progress. Although a body weight gohal can serve as a long-run goal, health gains can be realized even in early […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]