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Learn how other Doctors are staying clinically prepared, growing their practices,
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Top Doctors of the Week

3 Ways Houseplants Improve Your Mental Health

Keeping a houseplant isn’t only a good hobby that will add beauty to any indoor space. Aside from the aesthetics, houseplants can also benefit your mental health. Plants are more than just decor or a hobby to keep; caring for them can give you a sense of purpose and help you destress

Why Taking a Mental Health Day Is so Important

Our lives can get quite stressful from time to time, which is why it is essential to remind ourselves to take a break. Our work lives can drain our entire energy and lead to serious mental health problems like burnouts and anxiety issues. When you are starting to feel the stress taking its toll on your mind, it’s time for a break.

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.

What You Eat May Improve Your Mental Health

Some people may wonder if what they eat affects their mental health. The answer is yes – the foods we eat can positively or negatively impact our mental health. It is easy to forget food can be eaten for enjoyment rather than just weight loss. We often forget to include food for mental health.

Which Antidepressants Cause the Fewest Sexual Side Effects?

Antidepressants are typically an effective way for depression to ameliorate. However, while they can help someone return to a sense of normalcy, antidepressants can interfere with one’s ability to perform intimately. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop taking antidepressants or that there aren’t options. Instead, there’s still a good chance of balancing antidepressants with your sex life.

Why Men Are 3 Times More Likely to Commit Suicide Than Women

Suicide is a subject that puzzles many of us, motivates researchers and directs the development of many medical strategies and treatments. The motives behind such behavior are not usually visible, or they might even seem incomprehensible to those left behind. Suicide rates vary according to age and gender: women attempt suicide three times more than men, yet men end their lives three times more than women.

Pets Can Improve Your Mental Health

Pets are an integral part of our lives. The joy they bring to everyday activities is infectious. With almost 40% of U.S. households having dogs and just over 25% owning cats, this feeling of joy is experienced by about 70 million households across the country.
But if you had to put your finger on how exactly pets improve our lives, what would you say?

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.

What Is Mental Health and Why Is It Important?

Mental health issues are one of the most significant issues in America. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) revealed in 2018 that mental health is a factor that 15% of Americans struggle with each year. Unfortunately, many mental illnesses cannot be prevented, but there are early warning signs and ways to help their mental health.

How Your Heart Impacts Your Mental Health

Mental illness and heart health are intimately connected. Your mind’s health can positively or negatively affect your heart’s health, potentially increasing your risk of everything from stroke to heart attacks. Likewise, if your heart is unhealthy, any strokes you experience could increase your risk for mental illness

Recent Articles

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.

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.

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?

A Holistic Approach to Dentistry: An Interview with Dr. Yasmin N. Chebbi

Dr. Yasmin N. Chebbi, DMD, FAGD, D-ABDSM, practices dentistry at The Flossery in Waltham, Massachusetts. She is an alumna of Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she learned that thorough dental care means considering the total body. She carried this philosophy into her practice.

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

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.

“Everyone Is an Artist” – An Interview with Dr. Anjali Rajpal

Everyone is an artist, the German art theorist Joseph Beuys famously once said, attempting to encapsulate the deep meaning of art and its creator in the fewest words possible. And the message behind this quote still eludes many of its readers. Some of us identify true art in a sculpture or a painting. Others, in being a good manager, or even a good parent.

Exploring the Ethics of Regenerative Medicine with Dr. Rathna Nuti

There are many ethical considerations surrounding regenerative medicine, but it is a promising solution for conditions once considered untreatable or fatal. Dr. Rathna Nuti is here to let us in on her latest practice on regenerative medicine, with its underlying ethics, procedures and treatments.

Finding the Fountain of Youth – Advances in Cosmetic Dermatology with Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr.

Dr. Bitter Jr. enlightens us on IPL (i.e., Intense Pulsed Light) and BBL (i.e., BroadBand Light), the two cosmetic therapies improved and perfected by himself, and helps us understand the benefits of preventative cosmetic treatments.

One Person Helping Others: An Interview with Dr. George Soliman, M.D.

Healing takes more than procedures, techniques and medications. True healing means giving attention to the whole patient. Dr. George Soliman, M.D., views his career as one person helping other people improve their lives.

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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.