The role of your physician is changing. No longer are they merely in charge of treating illnesses; these days, more and more physicians are acting as catalysts to help their patients prevent diseases and in some cases, reverse diseases already in progress. Dr. Sharon Wasserstrom of the UCF College of Medicine, explains how lifestyle medicine is changing the way doctors and patients interact.
Did you know COPD, chronic pulmonary disease, is now the third leading cause of death in the United States? Marcia Katz, M.D. is a nationally recognized expert on lung diseases and she discusses the alarming rise of COPD and offers tips for avoiding it.
Jessica Fernandez sometimes looks through a microscope — and sometimes feels as if she’s under one. At just 4 feet 2 inches tall, this doctor-in-training knows that she doesn’t look like her fellow medical school students. And that’s OK with her!
Culinary medicine is a field that is growing in credibility and popularity. Find out how why more and more doctors are prescribing specific foods for health and learn how to incorporate better cooking and eating habits into your daily life from one of the nation’s top experts in the field.
One of the fastest growing chronic human health problems affecting adults today is allergies. More and more adults are suffering through adult onset allergies. An expert explains why you shouldn’t shrug off your symptoms.
One in four people is living with the painful effects of arthritis. In fact, it’s the number one cause of disability. Dr. Shazia Bég of the UCF College of Medicine explains what you need to know about the various forms of arthritis, including the serious rheumatoid arthritis.
Aging isn’t always about how you look; sometimes it’s about how you see. As we get older, our eyes begin to change. The question is: do you know what’s normal or what could be a warning sign of something more serious?
One of the keys to Growing Bolder is maintaining our quality of life in order to be able to engage in the activities we love as we age. The good news is that technology, skilled surgeons and great medical care are all providing many options to make that a reality. Dr. Obinna Adigweme of the UCF College of Medicine explains what you need to know about keeping your joints healthy as you age.
Your past may be the key to your future health. A top researcher explains says the precision medicine revolution has not only arrived, it’s changing the very nature of health-care in this country. Find out how to help your doctors best help you.
See how two cancer survivors are raising hope and money, and supporting the work of people who are searching for better ways to beat the disease. It’s a story of Surviving & Thriving.