November 1, 2015 RSS feed / Health

Poor quality sleep can increase the risk of depression

On Nov. 1, we all set our clocks back an hour to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time. Sunrise and sunset is now about an hour earlier, and it is brighter in the morning for our daily commutes to work. More...

Fitness

Aqua fitness: Five tips for beginners

Have you been itching to try an aqua fitness class, but are not sure how or where to get started? Aqua fitness is a doctor-recommended exercise practice because of the low impact aspect of working out in the pool. More...

Why you shouldn’t overdo: the downside of overtraining

We have all heard the phrase“No pain, no gain.”When it comes to the human body, discomfort is acceptable, but pain is not. In fact, there is a threshold of pain tolerance that is unique to each individual.  More...

Plantar fasciitis can be helped with physical therapy

Crest Physical Therapy frequently treats plantar fasciitis, a common foot condition that causes heel pain. It occurs in as many as 2 million Americans per year and 10 percent of the population over their lifetimes.  More...

Take the time now to get a flu shot

Flu seasons are unpredictable in a number of ways. More...

In November, learn to breathe better

If you have shortness of breath while performing even simple tasks such as dressing, doing light housework or taking a short walk, you may have COPD. More...

Is fat blocking your happiness?

Fat can block the arteries in your heart, but is it also blocking the happiness in your life? Are you depressed and stressing over weight you’ve gained, and how it is making you look and feel? More...

Medical Info

Eradicating early-stage breast cancers without surgery

I started my career as a breast radiologist when radical mastectomies (breast removal) were one of the few breast cancer treatments. More...

It is possible to prevent or control many cases of diabetes

What do you think about all of the ads on TV for medicines that treat diabetes? More...

How to manage the emotional roller coaster after a diabetes diagnosis

While I’ve done it thousands of times, it never gets easier for me to tell a patient he or she has diabetes. For some, it comes as a complete shock; for others, the news confirms what the patient already suspected.  More...