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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.

Stop and Treat Your Prediabetes Using the Ketogenic Diet

Prevent and Treat Prediabetes (and Diabetes) with diet.

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The COVID Pandemic Exposes Health Equity Gaps in the US

Key Points The increased incidence of COVID is associated with high-risk populations of color and with lower socioeconomic background for multiple reasons including work exposure and living situations  Increases in chronic disease conditions, such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and cancer, are found in lower socio-economic groups as well […]

Case Report: 37 year old with injection drug abuse and endocarditis

  Case Report: 37-year old with injection drug misadventure   A 37-year old presents with confusion and mental status change. He had injected heroin and was found in a homeless camp with a decreased level of consciousness and concern of overdose. History was limited.  He has a history […]

Thai-inspired Tofu Spinach Salad Bowl

Thai-inspired Tofu Spinach Salad Bowl by Ginnie Lin   We here at Your Health Forum are big fans of salad. This recipe was born out of a craving for a Thai stir fry but not having the time to make it! The result was a balanced and filling […]

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Better Living with Mindfulness: A Neuroscience Framework

  How does the concept of mindfulness relate to our physical health? The word “mindfulness” conjures the thoughts in many of us of gurus in the practice of meditation, therapeutic breathing, and yoga poses. Many may have given it some thought, tried these practices, and did not find […]

3 Ingredients to Try Instead of Flavored Yogurt

An Alternative to Flavored Yogurt: Plain Greek Yogurt, Chia Seeds, and Granola This “recipe” is more of a recommendation to incorporate three wonderful ingredients into your diet: plain Greek yogurt, granola, and chia seeds. This is a great alternative to flavored yogurts from the grocery store that are […]

Your Brain on Smartphones: Is Overuse Hazardous to Your Health?

Your Brain on Smartphones:  The Neuroscience of Smartphone Addiction. Our smartphones have become a trusted “companion” for accessing vast information, keeping up with our friends and family who live away from us, and passing time. However, it is hard to realize how those minutes of checking social media […]

New Book Release: Nanna After the Stroke

Dear Members, When a loved one faces the challenges of a stroke, he or she benefits from community and family support.  Having a stroke is an isolating experience, when the usual form of communication and activity becomes impaired. A person may be only stay briefly in an acute […]

Under the Radar: The 100-plus Year History of Vegetable Oils

By Maureen Jones, RN.  Preface by Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH There is a lot of truth to the adage “you are what you eat.” Our bodies take nutrients from the environment and create the building blocks that construct and maintain them.  The substances that are taken in […]

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