If you’ve ever had kidney stones, you know how painful the condition can be. My previous article talked about the causes and symptoms of kidney stones, as well as the process of sometimes letting a stone “pass.” This second article focuses on procedures used to treat kidney stones, and how to prevent stones from occurring or reoccurring.
If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, you know how extraordinary the pain can be. I’ve had female patients who have given birth tell me that having and passing a kidney stone is worse than childbirth—without the reward at the end!
Welcome runners! This article is all about keeping YOUR feet healthy and feeling good. Not only am I a podiatrist, but I’m also an avid runner. I’ve been a runner for about 6-7 years, since I started in podiatry school. I lost about 100 pounds before I started running, and so I took up running to keep it off. The first timed race I ever did was the Des Moines (Iowa) Half Marathon. I’ve ran numerous races since then—4 full marathons, 3 ultra marathons (50k, 50 mile), and numerous half marathons. I’m sharing some helpful tips—both personal and professional--about keeping your feet healthy.
Affecting nearly one-in-five adults at some level, anxiety disorders are common and can be debilitating. Anxiety disorders can range from mild to severe to full panic. Some people don’t realize they have an anxiety disorder until they end up in an emergency room thinking they’re having a heart attack, when they’re actually having a panic/anxiety attack.
Did you know that about 20 percent of adults in the United States report some degree of hearing loss? By the time people reach age 65, that number rises to 1 in 3. As an audiologist, there are many common questions I receive about hearing loss, so I want to share those—and their answers—with you.
I want to help anyone reading this know more about how eating habits and activity levels can impact weight loss. The first point to make, which is what the rest of this conversation will be about, is that weight loss is a matter of taking in fewer calories than you use during the day.