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The Greatest Medical Discoveries in the Last Century

The Greatest Medical Discoveries in the Last Century

If you were born during the 1800s, chances are you wouldn’t be able to live long enough to see your grandchildren celebrate their third birthday. The average life expectancy of people back in the day was only around 30-40 years old.

How to Ensure Healthcare Coverage for Your Whole Family

How to Ensure Healthcare Coverage for Your Whole Family

Due to rising costs, healthcare coverage for families is becoming less affordable compared to incomes. There are many obstacles in the healthcare system, and finding the right health plan has many families consumed with research.

Taking a Multidisciplinary Approach to Healthcare

Taking a Multidisciplinary Approach to Healthcare

“When it comes to treating patients, you have to rely on their clinical history rather than CAT scans and chest x-rays,” says Dr. Amarjit Singh in an interview with Top Doctor Magazine. She also points out that it allows you to hone your skills in a managed healthcare system.

How Telemedicine is Shaping The Future

How Telemedicine is Shaping The Future

With everyone being too terrified to enter a hospital in fear of catching the virus, people turned to online consultations. The convenience of receiving healthcare online has made thousands of people vouch for the new service.

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Eyelids and Fingernails: How Smartphone Cameras May Help Diagnose Anemia

Now your smartphone has a new function—a diagnostic tool for anemia. Recent studies have shown that pictures of the inside of your lower eyelid or your fingernail’s nail bed can detect signs of anemia. Given that almost everyone from the young to the old has a smartphone, this new technology expands access to medical care and early detection of disease.

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Could This Popular Treatment Eliminate Your Chronic Pain?

Over the past few years, neuromodulation has experienced a steady rise in popularity. The growing number of distributors and the patients’ willingness to avoid invasive treatments and narcotics brought traction to peripheral nerve stimulation devices. Dr. Kumar kindly agreed to share his wealth of knowledge with the Top Doctor Magazine team on neuromodulation and the benefits stemming from this narcotic-free approach!

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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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Inspire, Elevate, Uplift: An Interview with Dr. Alyx Porter Umphrey, MD

Inspire, Elevate, Uplift: An Interview with Dr. Alyx Porter Umphrey, MD

By drawing inspiration from within and from others, Dr. Alyx Porter Umphrey, MD, found success in a medical field in which being a black woman is rare. She then paid it forward, creating an organization with her husband, Dr. Gregory Umphrey, that supports minority medical students.
Dr. Porter Umphrey is a neurologist with the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. She specializes in neuro-oncology, focusing on tumors of the brain and spinal cord, brain metastases and neurological complications of cancer with its treatment.

Giving Back and Moving Forward: A Life of Service with Dr. Gregory Umphrey

Giving Back and Moving Forward: A Life of Service with Dr. Gregory Umphrey

Some people dedicate themselves to a life of service. They choose careers and opportunities to provide services that improve and often save the lives of others. Dr. Gregory Umphrey, M.D., is one of those people. Between his medical career and ElevateMeD, a nonprofit organization he and his wife founded to help medical students, he has made life better for many.