What’s For Dinner? 3 Quick and Healthy Recipes to Make Tonight

Not sure if you have anything in fridge or pantry for dinner tonight? Don’t fret. Here are 3 healthy and quick recipes using fridge and pantry staples. (If you’re seriously low on food, you’ll be able to find most of these items in a grocery store or maybe even your local corner store). 1. One-Pot […]

Phoebe Byers

5 Ways To Eat Healthy This Weekend

You know the drill. You’ve been healthy all week, exercising almost every morning, opting for salads at lunch, and swapping wine for water at dinner. Now it’s Friday and the temptation for an after work beer or two followed by a burger with fries starts to creep back into your thoughts. But don’t throw all […]

Phoebe Byers

4 Reasons Why You Should Try Telemedicine

While the concept of telemedicine (remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by phone or computer) is foreign to some, more than 10 million Americans rely on these services to connect to their doctors. Of course, there are differences from the traditional patient experience, but for many people, this is the best way to consult with […]

James Wantuck

Continuity of Care

Any patient who has dealt with the frustration of having to explain their health issue to a series of different providers on multiple visits, understands the importance of continuity of care. Described by the American Academy of Family Physicians as “the process by which the patient and the physician are cooperatively involved in ongoing health […]

James Wantuck

The Leafy Greens You Should Start Eating Today

Despite, it’s limited nutritional value, <a href=http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1576/>iceberg lettuce remains the highest consumed leafy green vegetable in America with the average person consuming 17 pounds per year. Mostly water, iceberg lettuce is a good starter green, but there are several more leafy green options to incorporate into your diet. The next time you’re at the grocery […]

Phoebe Byers

How to Quit Soda in 5 Easy Steps

Having a hard time quitting the fizzy, sweet stuff? You’re not alone. It’s reported that nearly half of Americans drink soda on a daily basis. That’s right, 150 millions Americans are consuming almost three glasses of highly caloric, sugary drinks every day. While most of us know that soda isn’t good for us, many of […]

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These 2 Toxic Chemicals Are Probably In Your Shampoo

Ever wonder what’s really in your shampoo? The list of ingredients in many household beauty products can go on and on, but how many of us actually know where those ingredients come from and what they do to our health? If you’re in the dark, here’s a breakdown of two popular ingredients and also toxic […]

Maria Shikary

What You Need To Know About Autism Spectrum Disorders

What You Need To Know About Autism Spectrum Disorders Today is World Autism Awareness Day. This topic is one of great interest to me as a pediatrician. Everyday in my office, as I observe a child, I am subconsciously on the look out for signs of this dreadful, perplexing condition. For those of you who […]

Maria Shikary

The Engaged Patient

If you work in the healthcare industry, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the “consumerization of healthcare.” This refers, of course, to patients not just following the doctor’s orders, but actually shopping for, deciding between, and choosing the care they receive. Physicians and others often recoil at the thought of this: patients, they say, should remain passive; […]

James Wantuck

The Spices of Life

Zanzibar is known as the spice belt of the world. Spices found in the fragrant markets there include vanilla, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. Some of my favorite spices include tumeric, chili powder and cardamom. For me the unique mixtures of these spices and others bring memories of home and my mom’s cooking. Spices […]

Maria Shikary
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