December 2019

Summer time! We’re hiking and picnicking! And, we’re exposed to ticks! The blacklegged deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) is the main carrier of Lyme in our region. In its nymph phase, which predominates in the summer, it can be as small as a poppyseed. Why the worry? A 2018...

I often speak with my patients about the fundamentals of health: nutrition; sleep; exercise; stress management; and a sense of meaning, purpose, and connection in life. While these are controllable factors that have a huge effect on our health, there is also another important factor:...