I’ve been practicing medicine for 30 years and have interacted with many chronically ill patients. I myself was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease which opened my eyes early in life to investigate methodologies to support my own health.
This time last year, we began hearing about a pneumonia like illness infecting people in China. By February 2020, the U.S reported its first death. In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. All around the world, people wore masks, social distanced and as of Jan 6, 2021 via The Coronavirus Tracking Project 260,126,223 coronavirus tests have been performed in the United States alone. Today, millions of people worldwide are currently debating whether you should be taking any of the emergency-use approved vaccines. The best advice I can offer is to do your research and make an educated decision on whether you and your family should vaccinate.
Recently I had a visit with a longtime patient. She went through the wringer, having had a breast cancer scare. While she was recalling the ordeal she went through, one thing really stood out to me: every provider (she had seen multiple doctors, technicians, and specialists) started each conversation with, “Does breast cancer run in your family?”
This year, many parents are extremely anxious and concerned for the well being of their children and keeping them safe from contracting and spreading Covid-19. In an effort to help ease some anxiety and help prepare parents to send their children off to school, we will discuss the facts of Covid-19 in kids.
Before meeting Dr. Rothman, I was under the notion that I was living a holistic lifestyle. I liked to exercise a few times a week, wasn’t taking any medication - not even Tylenol for a headache, and ate well. I always purchased organic; everything from produce, meats, to ice cream!
One of the most frightening aspects of the Covid-19 is our lack of knowledge of the virus. In fact, we have more questions than answers. How can we lessen the spread, properly treat, and eradicate something we know so little about? Why is the Covid-19 asymptomatic in some people, causes mild symptoms in other people and in the worst cases, deadly?
For the past several months, every news outlets’ top stories have swarmed with reports of the dangers of vaping. With the millions of new reports cluttering our purview and a myriad of headlines specifically created to grab attention and go viral, one thing is for sure: the general public is confused and too many misinformed.
Cannabidiol (CBD) containing products are the latest craze to hit the health industry, with everyone from neighborhood pharmacies, national franchise supermarket chains, tobacco smoke shops, and medical marijuana dispensaries taking part. With so much information out there, a common question I am asked is, “What is the difference between CBD derived from medical marijuana and the CBD oil you can purchase in a retail store?”
Maybe a family member has just enrolled in the medical marijuana program or has been a patient for some time, you just want to know how you can best support them. With the ever-changing regulations of medical marijuana program and a lot of misinformation out in the public, I have put together some tips to help you navigate the muddy waters.
Whether you’ve just been enrolled into the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program or you’ve been a member for some time, with the ever-changing regulations and misinformation in the public, you need to know how to navigate yourself as a medical marijuana patient.