Healthcare Topics

The ABC’s of Hepatitis

2014 has been a remarkable year in the area of liver disease since I’ve been practicing medicine. We are on the cusp of having access to therapies that could essentially make hepatitis C, along with hepatitis B, curable diseases.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: The Silent Killer

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States for adults over the age of 40 with nearly 850,000 people considered high risk. It’s estimated that about 95 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before ever reaching the hospital, which is why a new medical procedure is being hailed as a lifesaver.

It’s All About the Latch: Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Making the decision to breastfeed is a very personal matter. It’s a commitment that requires effort, but the result can be positive and rewarding for both you and your baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about the first six months of a baby's life, followed by breastfeeding in combination with the introduction of complementary foods until at least 12 months of age. Here is the basic background on breastfeeding as well as tips to improve your milk supply.