LLP038: Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Back with another discussion on a very important and common autoimmune disease - Rheumatoid Arthritis. In my office quite often when patients were asked about their medical history some would check off that they have rheumatoid arthritis when they really meant to just say osteoarthritis. Its a phrase we hear [...]

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LLP037: Five types of chest pain that can kill you

Chest pain is one of the most common complaints in the emergency room. Reports show that it is responsible for approximately six million visits a year. As a hospitalists I am usually tasked with taking care of these patients in the the hospital to ensure the number #1 goal that [...]

By |2018-12-26T20:18:37-04:00September 20th, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

LLP035: The Pain of Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is a disorder that has affected both my professional & personal life. I have watched patients suffer from a disease that we don't seem to have a very good handle on time and time again. Noted as the most common genetic disorder in the United States, sickle [...]

By |2018-12-26T20:18:37-04:00September 7th, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

LLP032: Take good care of your liver

It seemed like August in the hospital was bring all your liver problems to me month because I had way too many people being admitted to the facility with liver issues. It got me thinking that if I was going to work on preventing these things from happening [...]

By |2018-12-26T20:18:38-04:00August 17th, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

LLP029: Why prostate cancer should be at the top of men’s health concern

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men. In 2017 almost 160,000 people with diagnosed with prostate cancer with many more going undiagnosed. There are major symptoms associated with prostate cancer but the most common one will surprise you. Learn today why your doctor's are missing [...]

By |2018-12-26T20:19:44-04:00August 3rd, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

LLP028: Looking out for lupus and knowing what’s next

It is a disease that affects women almost 90% percent of the time. Toni Braxton, Selena Gomez, Seal, Nick Cannon all suffer from the disorder lupus. This autoimmune disease is chronic in its presentation, has no triggers on what causes it but still manages to effect 1.5 million yearly and [...]

By |2018-12-26T20:19:44-04:00July 27th, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

LLP020: Why skin cancer is much scarier than you believe

If you had to guess which is the most common cancer in the world how many of you would say skin cancer? In the episode today we will begin to shed the light on skin cancer and talk about how many diagnoses per year of skin cancer is found. In [...]

By |2018-12-26T20:19:45-04:00July 12th, 2017|Tags: , |1 Comment

LLP018: Are you really suffering from migraines

How many people you know suffer from migraines? It is probably one of the most incorrect complaints that I hear in the office. Like there are many people who suffer from headaches but not as many suffer from migraine symptoms. My goal of today's episode is to educate on what [...]

By |2018-12-26T20:19:45-04:00July 11th, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

LLP017: How many ways to spot sleep apnea

Talking about a very important sleep disorder today, the dreaded sleep apnea. Find out why having a good night's rest can be live saving in patients with sleep apnea.When trying to explain to my patients exactly what sleep apnea is I give them the analogy of holding your breath while [...]

By |2018-12-26T20:19:45-04:00July 11th, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

LLP016: How bad is colon cancer in the african american community?

Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and African Americans are hit even harder than the average. On this episode listen to some of the staggering numbers & effects of  colon cancer that can almost be prevented with routine screening. I can tell [...]

By |2018-12-26T20:19:45-04:00July 10th, 2017|Tags: , , |1 Comment