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Need More Motivation to Exercise? Reduce Your Cancer Risk

This article is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a recent study or article and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. It’s the time of year when a lot of people try to kick their exercise routine into gear. You already know it is good for you, but now there’s even more evidence in favor of exercise. A...

Exhausted? Fighting Fatigue

Fatigue (or chronic fatigue) goes beyond light tiredness or sleepiness. People who are sleepy simply want to sleep. They feel it in the heaviness of their head; they cannot keep their eyes open or head up. After having had a good night’s sleep, they generally feel better.   Fatigue, however, can be felt in the whole body. Sufferers complain of low energy levels, muscle aches, pain, discomfort, and poor concentration. They feel...

Relieving the Symptoms of PMS and Painful Periods

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) PMS is a combination of physical and emotional symptoms that many women get before the start of their menstrual period. Researchers think that PMS happens in the days after ovulation because estrogen and progesterone levels begin falling dramatically. Over 90% of women get some PMS symptoms, but some experience more severe symptoms which affect their daily life.  A small percentage (under 5%) experience PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). Typically, this...

Could You Be Allergic to Your Acrylic Nails, Wall Paint or Other Things in Your Daily Life??

This is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. Adhesive Allergen Identified Many people with acrylic nails and using continuous glucose monitors have reported reactions and rashes. Dermatologists have now identified the substance in glues and bandages that has been causing these allergic reactions. The American...

Prone to Winter Illness? Why You Should Seek Preventative Treatment Now

Q: What does it mean to treat winter diseases in summer? A: The treatment of winter disease in summer refers to the treatment of diseases that commonly occur or are easily aggravated in a cold winter climate, such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic diarrhea, etc. The purpose is to prevent the recurrence and aggravation of the disease in the coming winter and promote early recovery. More than two thousand years ago,...

Trans Fats Proven Bad for Your Brain

This article is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. You have probably heard that trans fats are bad for you. Research has linked excessive consumption of trans fats to the development of coronary artery disease, diabetes, and many health conditions. Given these concerns, the...

Why do I have a cold? It’s summer!

The common cold is usually associated with winter and the seasonal transition period to spring. But now it is also often experienced in summer due to lifestyle factors. Most people today spend much of their summertime in artificially cooled environments in low temperatures. The cold air frequently blows directly on us and we experience extreme temperature differences. The Common Cold The common cold, also known simply as a cold, is an infectious disease of the upper respiratory...

Acupuncture for a Happier Period

Menstrual pain, or dysmenorrhea, is the most commonly reported menstrual disorder. More than half of those who go through menstruation experience this each month. Menstrual pain can be unbearable, but it does not have to be a painful constant every month as pain is not a natural part of the menstruation process. In fact, menstruation should be painless and accompanied by minimal pre-and post-menstrual signs and symptoms (PMS).   So what exactly...

Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia: Step by Step to a Pain-Free Life

Many people suffer chronic pain and fibromyalgia. They are both quite common and can be extremely difficult to manage and treat. In understanding chronic pain it is useful to understand how the body registers and manages pain in the body. The basic theory of pain is that an initial event occurs such as a trauma, infection or illness which the body perceives as having the potential to damage the body. This...

How Much Alcohol is Safe to Drink?

Patients often ask me, “How much alcohol is safe to drink?” Unfortunately, many will not like the answer. But, large scale studies have shown that there really is no safe dosage. While a lot of media attention has gone to some research that focuses on possible health benefits of drinking alcohol in moderation, a large new report warns that the harms of alcohol greatly outweigh any potential benefits. The study looked...