Neuroscience recent discoveries: tetraplegic man learns to walk with robotic exoskeleton

The brain and body are completely tied into each other by our nervous system. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-exoskeleton/paralyzed-man-walks-again-with-brain-controlled-exoskeleton-idUSKBN1WI2HQ?utm_source=applenews The exoskeleton is controlled by brain signals generated by implanted epidural sensor. The brain can still be employed to direct an external system, even though the links may have been severed by an injury, infection or metabolic disease condition. Future … Continue reading Neuroscience recent discoveries: tetraplegic man learns to walk with robotic exoskeleton

Patient Information: Protecting Your Brain!

Let's say you want to keep vibrant and stay vigorous. You really can prevent or slow the changes of aging on your brain. Think about where there is room to improve regarding your health and behaviors. Don't set it off until later - that time will never come. Start now and use this checklist to … Continue reading Patient Information: Protecting Your Brain!

Your Health Forum: Page Updates

Your Health Forum has added three new section topics over the last month: ID Case Report Challenge, which features challenging infectious diseases cases, photos and physical findings. Whether you are a medical student, resident or attending or just someone interested in learning more about infectious diseases, you are welcome to check out these reports. The … Continue reading Your Health Forum: Page Updates

The Harms of Vaping

Health alert for vaping E-cigarettes: What originally seemed like an attractive nicotine delivery system or even a cigarette replacement and cessation strategy, e-cigarettes have recently gained a lot of negative press regarding major lung injuries and even death. A multi-state outbreak of lung injury has been identified in association with e-cigarette products (including devices, liquids, … Continue reading The Harms of Vaping

Patient Information: The Last Diet* you will ever go on

Tips in Addressing your Dietary intake Water is for hydrating and should be your go-to drinkWe tend to not drink enough waterThere is no great benefit in calorie counting; when you eat whole foods, you can generally eat more (1 bag of spinach = calories of 1 slice of bread - but a lot better for … Continue reading Patient Information: The Last Diet* you will ever go on

Patient Information: Healthy Parent-Healthy Child

Family Worksheet Children Recommendations for Optimal Health and Wellness Keep Carbohydrates Portions as a side dish : Limit amount of processed foods, often high in carbohydrates.  You can start by focusing on portion size and food variety rather than on counting calories. Remember that you are a reference point to your child. It is recommended … Continue reading Patient Information: Healthy Parent-Healthy Child

Childhood Obesity: Understanding and Addressing a Looming Crisis

Summary: Childhood obesity is one of the most important world health crises that we currently face. Our children are developing health challenges that will impact them for the rest of their lives.  Obesity strains the body's mechanisms of homeostasis, leading to dysfunction and disease.  Will our children have a shorter lifespan than us? Patient Education Form … Continue reading Childhood Obesity: Understanding and Addressing a Looming Crisis

Nature Therapy Patient Education

Your Doctor has recommended Nature Therapy: Name_____________________________                  Date________ Rx: Nature Sig:  Take one walk in nature 30 minutes to 1 hour daily 5 days per week Refills: Unlimited X_________________________________________   Known Benefits of Nature Therapy, or Forest Bathing, on Health Reduce blood pressure and resting heart rateImprove diabetes management, lower glucoses and lower A1cReduce stress hormones … Continue reading Nature Therapy Patient Education

Back to the Forest: The Health Benefits of Shinrin-yoku

You may have been witness to a developing phenomenon in your local park. It may be a small group interacting with nature, touching bark and moss, smelling the air as they huddle together, sitting down meditating or making yoga poses in the park. What is this action? Is it a rebirth of the seventies? You … Continue reading Back to the Forest: The Health Benefits of Shinrin-yoku

Protecting Your Brain: Aging and Brain Health

September is Alzheimer's disease awareness month. Many of you may know friends or family members who are in their seventies or older and are developing signs of mental slowing, or mild cognitive dysfunction or already have Alzheimer's disease. I have seen the same changes in my parents as well. As Your Health Forum is all … Continue reading Protecting Your Brain: Aging and Brain Health