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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.

5 Life Lessons for a Profound Existence

A Radical Life: 5 Life Lessons We are often told that life is a journey. When we fall, we must pick up ourselves and continue toward a destination. Many of us have constructed our goals from cues outside of us. In this age of social media, it’s often […]

Crustless Quiche Recipe

This recipe packs all the punch of a traditional quiche with one exception- no crust!

Fractal Patterns: Forging a New Health Paradigm

“Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.”

Benoit Mandelbrot

Know Your Triglyceride Level: Lessons from the Frontline

Know Your Triglyceride Level: Lessons from the Frontline Summary Primary Care Providers routinely screen for lipids. Included in this panel is the triglyceride level. Studies support that triglycerides have significant health implications and can be a marker of disease states. Elevations in triglycerides are associated with an increased […]

This is a printable preventive checklist for a patient with high blood pressure

In a Nutshell: 5 Ways to Get Your Blood Pressure Down

  If you are the 1 in 2 adults with high blood pressure (hypertension), there are ways to approach it without medications. Occasionally, the blood pressure may be too high, and medications are sometimes necessary. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that there are things that you can […]

Hypertension

Hypertension: What’s Taking Your Pressure Higher?

Hypertension: What’s Taking Your Pressure Higher? When preparing this article, it was February or Heart Month and a great opportunity to include a public service message on one of the most centralized and cherished organs in our body. Refer to the In a Nutshell version for a summary […]

59 year old with Meningitis, Lung Cancer, Confusion, and Brain Lesions

59 year old with Meningitis, Lung Cancer, Confusion, and Brain Lesions Written by Charis Bush, OMS IV, edited by Christopher Cirino, DO MPH Case Report: A 59-year-old male presents with 7 months of headache and nausea, along with 30 lbs weight loss in that time period. He was […]

Potato, Chicken Sausage, and Kale Skillet Meal

Skillet meals are quick enough for breakfast and hearty enough for lunch or dinner. This recipe was arranged by Iris Briand RDN of Sol Food Nutrition and packs a good punch.  It incorporates kale into a main dish, and it is easy to prepare. Kale is a great […]

empty plate symbolizing a planned skipped meal

Intermittent Fasting: A Detailed Guide for Beginners

Intermittent Fasting: A Detailed Guide for Beginners   Forward This may come as good news to some of you: we don’t need to eat three meals a day! As a resident in training, it was not uncommon for me to skip breakfast or lunch.  I often developed a […]

Exploring the Causes of Chronic Fatigue: A Collaborative Approach

Exploring the Causes of Chronic Fatigue: A Collaborative Approach “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” WHO Key Points: Fatigue is a syndrome that has many potential causes. An exploration into common measures in collaboration […]

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