Asthma Triggers

In this guide to asthma and its triggers, we’ll help you understand what can make asthma worse. Recognizing your triggers can help you control your asthma symptoms.

Smoking and Cholesterol

You’ve probably heard by now that smoking is bad. You might also know that having high cholesterol is bad. But can smoking raise your cholesterol levels?

Listeria and Pregnancy

“I’d love some, but I’m not sure if I’m allowed to eat that.” If you’re pregnant, you may be getting tired of remembering which foods to avoid. Of course, as a mom-to-be, you probably want to do everything possible to make sure your baby is protected and healthy, but changing your diet can be tricky.

Hyperhidrosis: What to Know About Excessive Sweating

Have you ever been embarrassed to shake someone’s hand because your hands are sweating so profusely? Have you given up wearing shirts in any color other than black because of pit stains? Do you continue to sweat for no apparent reason (even if you’re not exerting yourself)?

Obesity and Orthopedics

Orthopedists (as well as other musculoskeletal specialists such as physiatrists, sports medicine physicians, and rheumatologists) see patients with osteoarthritis (OA) on a daily basis. It is a common degenerative disease process that affects the synovial joints in the body. OA of the hip and knee is the leading cause of walking-related disability in the United States.

ACL Injury

When you hear that your favorite athlete has an ACL injury, you know it's not good. You probably know they will be out for a long time, and you may know that surgery will be needed. But what exactly is an ACL injury? Let's discuss.

Epidemiology of Foodborne Norovirus Outbreaks

The most common sources of norovirus outbreaks are leafy vegetables, fruits/nuts, and mollusks, with infected food handlers being the source of more than half of outbreaks, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Financial Cost of Concussions

Each year, over 1 million visits are made to the emergency department for traumatic brain injury (TBI), and about 75% of those injuries are concussions or other forms of mild TBI.