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Drinking and Smoking while Young Could Age Your Heart

Drinking and Smoking while Young Could Age Your Heart

The teenage years are the threshold when we form our personalities for the future adult life. It is also the time for once-in-a-lifetime experiments, when we take a shot at all-known vices with a just-once mentality. Such endeavors, of course, are always risky, considering that most of our adult vices stem from our teenage years. “Just once” can quickly turn into “forever.”

Antibiotic Use May Now Be Linked to An Increase Risk of Colorectal Cancer - PART II

Antibiotic Use May Now Be Linked to An Increase Risk of Colorectal Cancer – PART II

Antibiotics have become an everyday part of the medical world. They are used to fight bacterial infections and have saved millions of lives worldwide since their discovery. If you’ve ever had a bacterial infection, you’re probably already pretty familiar with antibiotics. However, the prevalent overuse of antibiotics is leading to some serious unintended consequences.

How A Plastic Tube Is Playing A Pivotal Role In The COVID-19 Pandemic

How A Plastic Tube Is Playing A Pivotal Role In The COVID-19 Pandemic

After identifying the breathing tube as the problem, he realized that someone needed to make a better breathing tube. Such a device would need to prevent fluid, bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens from reaching the lungs, but more importantly, it would need someone to devote themselves to creating it.

The Next Telehealth Revolution is Here

The Next Telehealth Revolution is Here

Here at Top Doctor Magazine, we are delighted to welcome you to the future by introducing our newest technology and telehealth medical partner, ready to assist physicians all across the country in helping millions of patients better take care of their health – TopDocRX!

Cardiac Amyloidosis with Dr. Syed Bukhari

Cardiac Amyloidosis with Dr. Syed Bukhari

Although resounding breakthroughs are the ones that make the news or the first page in the papers, smaller but sometimes more applaudable progress is made every day, and we must bring to the spotlight medicine’s unsung heroes.

How Wildfires Negatively Impact Air Quality

How Wildfires Negatively Impact Air Quality

Wildfires have become troublingly customary in the Western U.S. over the past decade. Unfortunately, this devastating trend is only going to worsen itself, as uncontrolled fires will gradually become longer, larger, and more devastating for our communities.

Let's Talk About Vaping

Let’s Talk About Vaping

All of us are familiar with the teenager’s drive towards rebellion. Whether through music, fashion styles, or behavior, those at a crossroads between childhood and adulthood are relentlessly searching for ways to prove themselves different, unique, and, therefore, worthy of belonging to a social group.

Smog Armor

Smog Armor

We know that with the continuous growth of urbanization, air pollution continues to rise with it. But is there a way for us to counter the effect? Many of you may say that it’s impossible, that it’s out of our hands, but we at Top Doctor Magazine beg to differ – because we have found the answer.

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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.

The Best Probiotics for Women

Trillions of microorganisms live inside the human body, and we can support their thriving existence with supplemental probiotics. Probiotics can be naturally found in foods such as yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha drinks. Currently, the market is loaded with probiotic products for women.

Gynecology and Women’s Health: Dr. Rachel Spieldoch Shares What You Need to Know About It

The practice of gynecology and women’s health is highly personal for many women. It covers menstrual cycles, pregnancy, childbirth, gynecological cancers and treatments for gynecological issues. For many women, these are subjects they don’t easily share with their partners or even their doctors. As a physician specializing in gynecology and women’s health (and someone who truly understands it all), Dr. Rachel Spieldoch shared her knowledge and insights with Top Doctor Magazine on what to do if you’re feeling worried about any of these subjects.

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.

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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

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.