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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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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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Inflammation and How to Fireproof Your Health

Introduction: Illness is all about Inflammation Inflammation has become a hot topic (no pun intended) in health. It explains how stressors can cause a systemic response and lead to injuries that contribute to disease. Early doctors described five cardinal signs of inflammation: rubor (redness), calor (warmth), dolor (pain), […]

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Does Exercise Improve Mental Health?

From an early age, we are taught how regular exercise can positively impact our bodies, increase our muscle mass, lower our blood pressure, boost our energy, minimize our risk of disease, and improve practically every aspect of our physical health. But what about other aspects, such as mental […]

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Hypothyroidism: 7 Associated Conditions to Know About

by Christopher M. Cirino DO, MPH and Julian Dollente, RN The Most Common Cause of Hypothyroidism is Autoimmune For those of you who have hypothyroidism, which is about 5% of the US population, you will find this article useful. An autoimmune cause of thyroid dysfunction accounts for 90% […]

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