Category: Featured Articles

Essentially the articles that we want to highlight on Your Health Forum, whether exciting contests that we are hosting or informative health and wellness articles relevant to current events

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We are Social Creatures: the Health Impacts of Relationships

by Sydney Bright, MS and Edited by Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH A timeless truth is that human beings are social creatures. Our understanding of ancient civilizations and pre-agricultural societies contextualize human life as tribal and community-based. Of course, it is not difficult to observe the importance of […]

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Insomnia: Why Getting Poor Sleep Is Cause for Alarm

by Julian Dollente, RN, Edited by Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH What do we know about insomnia? Interestingly, even at this point in human evolution, no one knows exactly why we need to sleep. Sometimes it makes you wonder if the lack of certainty means its functions are […]

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COVID and the Skin: More than Just Skin Deep

by Dr. Shahrzad Alimohammadi and Edited by Dr. Christopher M. Cirino The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic erupted in early December 2019 and spread worldwide in the ensuing months. SARS-CoV-2 causes mild to severe respiratory infections and gastrointestinal, neurological, and dermatological complications (Li et al. 2020; Singh et al. 2021). […]

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An Omnivore or Herbivore Diet: Which is Better?

Welcome to the Daily Apple, a new page on Your Health Forum that addresses questions that you may be curious about and are likely to come up in clinic visits. The goal is to answer questions in a useful format to allow quick learning and application in an […]

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Worth It’s Salt: The Importance of Sodium in the Body

by Julian Dollente, RN and edited by Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH Humans evolved in an environment rich in sodium. However, too much or too little sodium in our system can kill us. The body maintains a healthy balance of water and sodium, which is responsible for the […]

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Let Food be Thy Medicine

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that comprises a group of symptoms that generally occur together without noticeable organic causes. These symptoms typically consist of recurrent discomfort or abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in bowel movements, which can manifest either as constipation, diarrhea, or both. To […]

Arthritis Pain? Try These 5 Supplements

by Ayotola Ogunsipe, Edited by Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH Introduction: Arthritis is Common Let’s talk about arthritis. More than 54 million adults in the United States have arthritis. One in four of these adults experiencing significant joint pain, the most common symptom of the condition. As the arthritis progresses, […]

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Health Advisory: Alcohol is the World’s Most Harmful Drug – And It’s Legal

by Julian Martin Dollente, RN, Edited by Christopher Cirino, DO MPH   Introduction Alcohol: The Most Harmful Drug People have been drinking alcohol since ancient times. It has served the people a variety of purposes throughout all history. The reason why drinkers choose alcoholic beverages as thirst quenchers […]

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Reflections on Health Disparities: Food Deserts and Living with Diabetes

by Stephanie M. Edwards, MBA, PsyD (ABD), Edited by Christopher Cirino, DO MPH Food Deserts: Introduction What one consumes shapes their health. However, access to quality and affordable food is not a given. While the majority of US households (88%) have reliable access and regular intake of food, […]

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Insulin: Why Going up Doesn’t Take It Down

Question: If my doctor increases my insulin, will it correct my high sugars from diabetes? A dilemma that comes up frequently in the clinic is whether to increase the dose of insulin for patients with uncontrolled diabetes In the modern information era, many people are familiar with this […]

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