Category: Health Topics

What’s Inflammation Got to Do with It?

  Dr. Dave talks to Austrian scientist, Dr. Atanas Atanasov, in Vienna about inflammation, why it’s bad and why we can’t live without it. Dr. Atanasov also weighs in on the recent announcement by World Health Organization (WHO) that meat causes cancer. Sponsored by WebMD.com/heart-health

Campfire Salad

    Ingredients Vinaigrette: 1/4 cup sherry vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salad: 2 pounds asparagus, ends trimmed 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into pieces 3 large carrots, shredded (about 2 cups) 1 cup canned black beans, drained …

Angel Shrimp with Basil & Tomatoes

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails removed) 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 can diced tomatoes, in juice 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 pound linguine 1 1/2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces, plus extra leaves for garnish (optional) kosher salt …

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is marked by pain in the plantar region (underside) of the foot which often is worse when initiating walking, like first thing in the morning. It tends to improve during the day, but sometimes returns before the end of the day. The plantar fascia is a actually a group of thick tendon like …

Caffeine & Energy Drinks

  T here has been a recent surge in the consumption of so-called energy drinks. Some have grown in popularity so much as to become favorites at food establishments and bars across the nation. They makers of these drinks promise heightened alertness and stamina for the sleep-deprived, the over-worked and the reveler alike.  But the …

Graves’ Disease

Graves’ disease (a common cause of ‘Hyperthyroidism’) Graves’ disease (Graves’) is actually a syndrome—or collection of conditions/manifestations—that most often consists of hyperthyroidism (over-active thyroid), but can also consist of a goiter (an enlarged thyroid), protrusion of the eyes (exophthalmos; pronounced ek-sof-thal-muhs) and occasionally a rash on the skin overlying the shins, referred to as dermopathy …

Leg Cramps

Leg cramps, which are involuntary contractions of the muscles of the leg, have multiple causes.  Some are more common than others. Common Causes of Muscle Cramps: 1. Dehydration– when the amount of water that baths muscle cells is too low (say from working out hard without replacing fluids), the electrolytes in the area are thrown …

Teenage Depression

by Dr. Gloria Walters Depression in adolescents is a serious illness that is often misinterpreted as teenage moodiness or overlooked all together. Many teens do experience “the blues” or intermittent melancholy as a result of hormonal changes, interpersonal turmoil and issues related to identity development. However, approximately 4% of teenagers in the U.S. suffer from serious depression …