How I Became a Person Who Runs

Deciding is the first step in making a change

It took me 47 years and a medical degree to learn that regular exercise was an important step to a happy life.
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5 Breast Cancer Myths

The internet is a fantastic thing — Endless information at our disposal  within seconds. While the internet has made it easy for women to find information on topics such as breast cancer, it also is ripe with bogus information. Myths about breast cancer are often circulated online and through social media. Here are five common breast cancer myths:
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Doctor Treats His Own Soccer Injury Using Google and Here’s What Happened

Recognizing My Own Limitations

There are certain situations in my life where I feel really stupid

One is when CNBC’s Squawk Box senior economics reporter Steve Liesman discusses the bond market. While I recognize the words he uses as English grammar, I find almost every word to be incomprehensible gibberish. Read more

Why You Should Manage Your Child’s Screen Time

Unplug and Create Quality Family Time

The temptation to just click play

As a parent, I understand the challenges of trying to keep a young child entertained. I always try to find ways to keep my daughter from becoming bored. We play games, do arts & crafts, and go to the park. While it is convenient to set up a screen and hit “play”, this approach can produce negative such as sleep difficulties and trouble with face-to-face interactions.
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Checking for Virginity is an Outdated and Unnecessary Practice

A prominent rapper came out earlier this month discussing how he takes his teenage daughter to the OBGYN office yearly to make sure her hymen is still intact to ensure her virginity. Read more

How To Talk To A Teenager

We all want our children to be successful. Things would be so much easier if during the teen years we just did not have to talk to them. Read more

A Doctor’s Love Letter to Her Mirena IUD

Dr. T puts the “I” in IUD (and TMI)

I love my IUD. For all the skeptics, I thought I would share my personal experience with an intrauterine device and how it saved me from myself. Read more

C-Sections: Truths, Myths, Facts, and Fiction

The Cesarean section (C-section) originally started around the 1600s as an alternative delivery method to vaginal delivery during childbirth emergencies. Over the centuries, there have been many advances to the point that delivery via C-section is a safe, effective, and sometimes the only way for a baby to be delivered.  Read more

8 Common Myths About IUDs, Debunked

IUDs (intrauterine devices) like the MirenaKyleenaSkyla, and Paragard are some of the most effective forms of birth control, preventing more than 99.5% of pregnancies. They last between 3-10 years and are fairly easy to insert. As discussed in a previous post, IUDs also put you in control of your fertility – helping you be pregnant when you want to be. Despite all of these great characteristics, there are several myths associated with them.  Read more

When Should I Worry About Breast Pain?

One of the most common complaints seen in my clinic is breast pain. Up to 70% of women will experience breast pain (or mastalgia) during their lifetime. Read more