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  • 2020: Time to Rethink, Retool and Realize Your New Year’s Resolution January 8, 2020

    “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”—C.S. Lewis, writer

    What were your resolutions this year? With 2020 barely a week old, it may be the perfect time to reexamine the whole idea of resolutions.  While a new year can ... Continue Reading

  • Meaty Topics: Impossible Burger & Beyond Meat January 3, 2020

    They’re 2019’s most sizzling success story, found everywhere from grocery freezer to fast food counter. Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have brought the plant-based burger from fringe to mainstream with remarkable rapidity. So quickly, in fact, that despite their ubiquity, questions abound regarding the burgers’ benefits. ... Continue Reading

  • Oh, My Aching Head January 3, 2020

    A dull pressure, a sharp pain, an uncomfortable pounding, a vise-like sensation – all can signal the start of a headache. A painful part of the human condition since the beginning of time, more than 150 different types of headaches have been identified, categorized and treated ... Continue Reading

  • Are You Antibiotics Aware? January 3, 2020

    Spurred by Alexander Fleming’s serendipitous discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have rightfully become wonder drugs, often able to change the course of deadly bacterial infections in a matter of days. But in recent years, their unmatched healing power has become overprescribed and overutilized, leading to ... Continue Reading

  • Hectic Days, Sleepless Nights: Coping with Insomnia December 20, 2019

    by Scott Tong, MD

    Virtually everyone’s experienced a night of tossing and turning – one in three adults reports they have trouble falling or staying asleep – but for some, insomnia becomes a long-term challenge.Chronic insomnia, defined as disrupted sleep at ... Continue Reading

  • Did you know that 80% of cardiovascular disease can be prevented? December 20, 2019

    Simple but important lifestyle changes, including being physically active and quitting smoking, combined with judicious use of statins and a daily dose of aspirin, when indicated, can dramatically reduce your risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke. Put your individual wellness plan in place with ... Continue Reading

  • Prescription Drugs, From Pickup to Takeback November 26, 2019

    Safe Passage: Navigating Your Prescription Drugs, From Pickup to Takeback

    If you are not taking your prescription medications as directed (or at all), you’re far from alone: Compliance is estimated at just 50% among U.S. patients. Unfortunately, adherence is a direct impact on quality and length of ... Continue Reading

  • Friday, December 6th: Walk with Dr. Tong November 25, 2019

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  • Caring for the Caregiver: Dementia November 19, 2019

    Caring for the Caregiver: a Plan for Dealing with Dementia in a Family Member

    By Scott Tong, MD

    As a result of an aging population worldwide, the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia is rising to record levels, now affecting more than 44 million people, with a new case developing every three seconds. In ... Continue Reading

  • Alert: Influenza reported in South Bay November 19, 2019

    Please be aware: the flu season is officially here and influenza has arrived in South Bay. If you experience cold-like symptoms that seem extraordinarily severe – bad body aches, fever over 100 degrees, shaking and chills, coughing, diarrhea – please contact your physician immediately. You can be treated with appropriate and effective medication if prescribed ... Continue Reading