Holidays and changing seasons can be difficult times of year for some. There is often pressure around expectations, additional stress and feelings of loss or loneliness. One tool that can help lift your spirit and provide grounding is practicing gratitude.
My three-year old daughter was testing limits like most toddlers while we were visiting family a few weeks ago, and she fell into their swimming pool. She thought it cute to keep moving her chair backwards despite several warnings until the chair toppled over and she went head first into the water! Her grandpa immediately jumped in and got her out in less than 3 seconds. (more…)
If you received a lab test result that indicated something was wrong would you ignore it? There is a common medical condition that may seem like an annoyance for men, but can actually be a warning sign of a more serious health problem that shouldn’t be ignored. (more…)
Waking up in the middle of the night with a painful, red, hot and swollen big toe is a common phenomenon for patients suffering with gout. Most patients describe the pain as being out of this world. Interestingly, in my clinic men rate the pain at 10+ out of 10 and women rate it 8 out 10. Nothing in our Rheumatology clinic causes more anxiety than a current gout attack or the thought of another gout attack. (more…)
When traumatic events that may make children feel unsafe and scared are in the news, it is often difficult for parents to find ways to communicate and comfort them. For many parents, it can be difficult to have conversations with children about topics like death, violence and crime. (more…)