Family history can tell you a lot about how to stay healthy. We may be able to suppress bad genes or activate good ones if we practice healthy habits. The first step to using that knowledge to your advantage: creating a family medical history.
A few conditions worsen when temperatures dip, leading to achiness, itchiness or discomfort. Here are a few conditions that get worse in winter and what to do about them.
Do you ever feel lost when people talk about wellness? The definition of wellness is “the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.” Let’s be honest, good health can feel a little out of reach sometimes, but is this because we’re not looking at it through our own individual lens? Better health doesn’t look the same for one person as it does their neighbor, but it could be something they’re both trying to achieve. As a competitive cyclist, better health for me means being able to perform better so I can enjoy racing my bike. That means I’m trying to eat healthy, get enough sleep, and keep my stress levels low so I can recover from workouts quicker and ultimately improve my performance. But for my parents, their goals for better health are different. They want to be comfortably mobile during retirement and have the energy to enjoy time with their grandchildren. That means they’re talking to their doctors about preventing chronic conditions like hypertension while looking for ways …
Why do we think health start at the tonsils? The fact is that your oral health affects your systemic health and vice versa. Here’s how.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Tennessee. Dr. Phillip Burns offers 7 things women should know about breast cancer.
Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related death in men, but when detected early, its survival rate is nearly 100%. Here are the signs you need a check-up.
During summer, Tennessee gets hot. So it’s important to understand heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Few things can ruin a camping trip like an encounter with a poisonous plant. As you take in Tennessee’s great outdoors this summer, be on the lookout for the ones most likely to cause painful problems.
As a runner, it’s incredibly important to take care of yourself from head to toe (literally!) by preventing and treating blisters with the right tools and techniques. Try these tips for avoiding painful blisters.
As a doctor and a patient, I know simple prevention is quick, easy and saves lives. Let’s review essential health screenings for men.