Maintaining your Mental Well-Being

By FIRRIMup Doctors' Good Medicine / July 31, 2020 /

“Just because we are self-isolating doesn’t mean we need to truly isolate ourselves.”   It is imperative that we understand what this truly means.  The nature of COVID-19 has put us in a situation where isolation has become the norm. We have been left alone with our thoughts, constantly reflecting on who we are and…

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Myth or Fact: Common Misconceptions about Face Masks.

By FIRRIMup Doctors' Good Medicine / July 9, 2020 /

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the U.S. — particularly in states like Florida, Texas and Arizona — the use of face coverings has become a flashpoint amongst people. Wearing a mask is essential for slowing the spread of the virus. With rumors and false information spreading as fast as the virus, many people…

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BEHIND THE VIRUS: Julie Coburn

By FIRRIMup Doctors' Good Medicine / July 1, 2020 /

Julie Coburn barely remembers the 10 days she spent in the hospital.                                      A U.S. citizen born on Italian soil, the 36-year-old returned from a trip to Italy to visit family in March.    She experienced odd symptoms…

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Keep COVID Out of Your Workplace

By FIRRIMup Doctors' Good Medicine / June 25, 2020 /

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently posted guidelines on their website as states are slowly starting to reopen. Restaurants, beaches, shops, and parks are opening in different phases. However, white-collar office employees are mostly continuing to work from home. The main question a lot of people are asking is, what can I do…

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Is Your Gut on Fire?

By FIRRIMup Doctors' Good Medicine / March 18, 2020 /

Everyday we make choices that impact both our short-term and long-term health. One of the most important choices that we make revolves around the foods we consume each day. The foods we pick can negatively affect our health including behaviors like undereating, overeating, and making unhealthy food choices when deciding what to eat. Our decisions…

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Women’s Heart Health

By FIRRIMup Doctors' Good Medicine / February 12, 2020 /

Who Does Heart Disease Affect? Heart disease claims the life of an individual every minute in the United States. Shockingly, the risk of heart disease is the same in both women and men, but women are less likely to receive a prompt diagnosis and therefore treatment. Also because of the protection of estrogen – the rates of…

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Coronavirus

By FIRRIMup Doctors' Good Medicine / February 4, 2020 /

What is Coronavirus? Coronavirus is quickly gaining a lot of attention with the recent outbreak that started in China. It is a type of respiratory virus that affects your nose and upper throat. Although many strains of coronaviruses exist, most are harmless and will resolve themselves without treatment. The most recent outbreak of coronavirus is…

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Traumatic Brain Injury

By FIRRIMup Doctors' Good Medicine / January 28, 2020 /

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury? Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be described as any disruption of normal brain function resulting from a large percussive force to the skull. The severity of symptoms can range greatly from slight mental fog or changes in mental state to prolonged unconsciousness or onset of a coma. The long-term effects…

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Intermittent Fasting

By FIRRIMup Doctors' Good Medicine / January 22, 2020 /

Want to lose weight? Manage diabetes? Delay aging? Research indicates the key to these goals may be found in intermittent fasting. The concept of time restricted eating dates back hundreds of years and its benefits are backed by scientific studies. Intermittent fasting serves as an easy way to reap health benefits without making drastic lifestyle…

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Insights for taking back control of your health from Italia

By FIRRIMup Doctors' Good Medicine / March 22, 2019 /

Dr Akey and I packed our bags and off we went to the CORA conference in Florence. Our goal was to gain insights in to the Controversies in Rheumatology and Autoimmune Disease. Primarily we discovered a new understanding of the Mosaic of Autoimmunity and came to know how these diseases are kaleidoscopic. The “kaleidoscope of…

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