As you make healthy changes for 2017, talk with your healthcare provider about screenings you might need. These could include a colonoscopy. Sending a doctor – even a doctor operating by proxy through a camera the size of a straw – into ‘places the sun doesn’t shine’ isn’t an appealing idea to most people.
Blog posts in “Fitness:”
As a neurosurgeon – and someone who has seen the ill effects of poor safety choices– I stress to my family, friends and coworkers the importance of taking proper precautions when participating in outdoor activities to prevent injury.
It's a beautiful day – the sun is shining, the birds are chirping. What could be more perfect than a bike ride? But wait! Before you hop on your bike and ride, let's discuss how to stay safe on two wheels.
AtlantiCare Neurosurgeon Jorge Eller, MD, reminds you that, when it comes to stroke, remembering to BE FAST could be life-saving.
Ten years have passed since the quick action of colleagues – and use of an automated external defibrillator - saved my life.
On August 13, I worked a 12 hour night shift. Afterward, I went to see Dr. Kasper to review my test results. When I arrived at his office, I was escorted to a small room. I knew I had failed my stress test miserably. Doc came in with a sense of somberness which I had never seen. He said, “Melissa, you need bypass surgery. You need to go directly to the Emergency Room. Now.”
As care providers, we’re seeing an increase in young athletes with repetitive stress injuries. Twelve and 13 year-old players are injuring the tissue near the ends of their bones known as growth plates. Sometimes they are tearing the tissue that surrounds their shoulder sockets.
Does your job or profession keep you tired to one spot or make you stiff from sitting? You're not alone - but there are things you can do to improve your fitness while you're working.
March is National Nutrition Month, and I challenge you this spring to start training your taste buds to Savor the Flavor of the foods we eat by avoiding unhealthy additives.