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Exercise & Mental Health

Exercising is not just for keeping yourself physically fit. It can keep you mentally healthy as well. Research has proven that exercises such as running, cycling, walking, swimming, dancing and even gardening (yes, digging holes and carrying bags of dirt is a workout, too) reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

The Emerging Field of Regenerative Medicine by Dr. Ian White

Regenerative medicine is the fastest growing and most dynamic field to evolve out of the contemporary allopathic method of medicine. The current trajectory of medical evolution is unprecedented in our history and regenerative medicine is the driving influence guiding our advancements. But what is regenerative medicine?

The Human Side of Plastic Surgery: Addressing the Vanity Stigma with Dr. Karan Dhir

In this article, award-winning board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Karan Dhir will share his perspective on the human side of plastic surgery. Dr. Dhir is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in facial, nasal and neck surgery. He notes that plastic surgery should not be viewed as a vanity procedure but rather to address physical needs and health issues.

The Dreams Chair: Taking the Fear out of Pediatric Dentistry with Dr. Sónia Santos

The Dreams Chair: Taking the Fear out of Pediatric Dentistry with Dr. Sónia Santos

Dr. Sónia Santos is a pediatric dentist in Lisbon, Portugal. With 20 years of professional experience, she has found a delightful way to ease children’s anxiety.
“I want to help children overcome their fear of the dentist, so in my storybook, I transform the scary dental instruments into animals,” Dr. Santos explained.
With the obstacle of fear out of the way, dental visits can be pleasant, and children are open to learning good dental habits and experiencing good health.

Caring for the Caretakers of the World: An Interview with Dr. Mona Orady

Caring for the Caretakers of the World: An Interview with Dr. Mona Orady

Women are incredible, powerful and strong creatures. They could run the world if they wanted to. Yet, why is it that women are always underserved and unheard? Dr. Mona Orady grew to be very familiar with this topic after listening to her mother’s circle of friends vent about their struggles as women in society. She would often hear the grown-ups complain about not getting the proper healthcare, and how they would feel uncomfortable about being treated by male doctors.

How Focus Helps You Cope with Stress

Experts agree that the best way to fight this vicious cycle is to change the things your mind is focusing on, either through various “focus-shifting techniques” or mindfulness exercises like meditation. By interrupting the body’s fight-or-flight feedback loop, temporarily occupying your mind with something other than the source of your stress can increase productivity and significantly reduce anxiety.

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Profile Spotlight: Dr. Carl Hess

About Dr. Carl Hess Dr. Carl Hess has 30+ years of experience in pain management and associated syndromes. Dr. Hess is a board-certified member of...

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The Impact of the Medical Metaverse on Patients and Physicians

The medical metaverse is not a small pocket of technology with a handful of applications in the medical space but the future of healthcare provision. Like the internet, the medical metaverse is likely already available in your clinic or home. The only thing you need to do is access it.

The Medical Metaverse: Useful Data and Simulations for Medicine in the Palm of Your Hand

Augmented reality and the metaverse is no longer just for video games and social media. These two technologies are being applied to the medical field to completely revise how patients and providers interact with and experience medicine. This new ‘medical metaverse’ will deliver an immense amount of valuable data into the palm of your hand!

Augmented Reality and Medicine

The future is now, thanks to science! As our technology advances and our digital world continues to develop, the line between the real world and the digital becomes increasingly blurred. One example of this blurring is augmented reality (AR). Through augmented reality, we can put parts of our digital world on top of our physical one. Typically, we think about augmented reality’s implications for entertainment, shopping experiences and social media. But beyond those industries, AR could completely reimagine how we experience and receive medical care.

The Emerging Field of Regenerative Medicine: Part 2, Extracellular Vesicles, Exosomes and Signaling

In part two, I aim to bring transparency to the subject of exosomes, extracellular vesicles, nanoparticles and signaling modalities currently being utilized in regenerative medicine as an alternative to cellular therapy.

Doctor-Patient Relationships and the Practice of Neurology: An Interview with Dr. Andrea Abousamra

Dr. Abousamra is a neurologist at the Michigan Institute for Neurologic Disorders (MIND), where her work focuses on headaches, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and dementia. MIND is a premier provider of neurological care for diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system.

Honoring a Life Interrupted: An Interview with Dr. Parul Makkar

Dr. Makkar has practiced dentistry for over 15 years. She currently runs her practice, PDM Family Dental, in Jericho, New York.

Holistic Healing through Complementary Medicine: An Interview with Dr. John P. Salerno, DO

Dr. John P. Salerno, DO, is an innovator in the practice of complementary medicine. In his practice, the Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City, he provides his patients with holistic therapies and techniques that, along with their traditional medical treatments, speed their recovery. His medical approach treats the whole person—mind, body and spirit—not just a list of symptoms.

Worth 1,000 Words: The Art of Aesthetic Medicine with Dr. Barry DiBernardo, MD

“Everyone wanted to be retouched. Adults didn’t want to look the way they looked. I became interested in how people wanted to be changed,” Dr. DiBernardo explained. In about 1,000 words, we’re going to create for you a picture of Dr. DiBernardo and how he unites science and art through his medical aesthetics practice.

Spring Is in the Air! So Is Pollen: An Interview with Dr. Priya Bansal, MD

Dr. Priya Bansal, MD, who not only treats your allergies but also puts in the time and effort to establish a relationship with and educate you and your family. She encourages the patient’s active participation in their treatment choices.

Balancing Obstetric Anesthesiology and Family Life: An Interview with Dr. David Wallace, D.O.

It may seem impossible for doctors to achieve that balance when their careers demand so much of their time and mental and emotional strength. But Dr. Wallace’s fascinating story about the world of obstetric anesthesiology will guide doctors towards that much-coveted balance.

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Dr. John P. Salerno, DO, is an innovator in the practice of complementary medicine. In his practice, the Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City, he provides his patients with holistic therapies and techniques that, along with their traditional medical treatments, speed their recovery. His medical approach treats the whole person—mind, body and spirit—not just a list of symptoms.