Summer has arrived in Northern Arizona, beckoning us to grab our hats, dust off our bikes, lace up the trail shoes and shake out the picnic blankets. Being in the open spaces and great outdoors is enjoyable. But did you know there is evidence that proves spending time outside can actually make you … [Read more...] about Mother Nature Offers Health and Happiness
Physicians and surgeons are continually looking for ways to improve patients’ lives and solve medical problems with less invasive and less painful techniques. Just as important to patients, however, is minimizing the recovery time after medical procedures. In many ways, orthopedics has made great … [Read more...] about Using Joint Denervation to Treat Arthritis in the Hand, Wrist, Elbow
As radiologists, we use many types (modalities) of imaging technology to learn more about how the human body is working without having to resort to surgery. These include: X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and positron emission tomography (PET) scans as well as ultrasound and magnetic … [Read more...] about The Indomitable MRI: Achieving New Levels of Detail
Only a small number of babies have skin growths at birth. By the time we are 80-90 years of age, it is normal to have numerous benign skin growths. Benign skin growths usually appear rather suddenly over days or weeks and then stay the same. These stable lesions are often readily identifiable, … [Read more...] about Moles, Barnacles, Liver Spots – What Are Those Growths on My Body?
The first use of spinal injections for pain dates back to 1901. That’s when researchers injected cocaine just above the tailbone to help relieve lower back pain. The first report of epidural steroid injection for back pain was in 1952; that’s when researchers injected the steroid hydrocortisone into … [Read more...] about Image-Guided Spinal Injections Ensuring Safety, Effectiveness
As the total number of children who participate in sport continues to increase, so, too, has the number of those children who are specializing in a single sport. There is no doubt that focused, deliberate sport-specific practice and years of dedication are required to achieve excellence in both … [Read more...] about Understanding the Professionalism of Youth Sports
We humans often take our bones for granted, but bones are actually living, growing tissue. Our bones are made up of connective tissue, one of the four basic types of human tissue. In addition to giving our bodies structure and protection, bones make red blood cells, which supply proteins and oxygen … [Read more...] about Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis
Patients in my dermatology clinic frequently ask me about how their diet is affecting their skin. I love these questions, because I have an opportunity to use my background in nutrition to guide patients toward a more skin-healthy diet. Unfortunately, there are not evidence-based recommendations … [Read more...] about How Diet Affects Your Skin