Over the past several weeks, I have had the pleasure of helping my daughter take care of her new premature infant. As I did a number of the late night feeds on my newly adopted grandson, I was able to reflect on some of the things that led me to the path of being a Pediatrician. Why was this so important to me? Some of you may know my family history – my dad died […]
We all know that pollution is bad for our health. The newspaper headlines are a constant reminder that there are toxins in our food and water supplies. Even the air that we breathe can be dangerous to our health. But did you know that pollution can age skin faster? It’s true! But knowledge of this is important because it means that we can take steps to ensure our skin and complexions can look younger and […]
I read an article a couple of days ago that was written by a medical colleague of mine. It reminded me of my life story and what I have done to change it. A follower of his blog wrote:”… my father has heart disease, his father did too, and I’m obviously concerned about my own heart. What can I do to prevent heart disease?” My story is so similar, it made me think that maybe […]
While a harsh national spotlight focuses on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., a USA TODAY NETWORK investigation has identified almost 2,000 additional water systems spanning all 50 states where testing has shown excessive levels of lead contamination over the past four years.
It comes as no surprise that air pollution is a source of toxic exposure that can lead to ill health. In fact, it’s estimated that 5.5 million people die of diseases attributed to breathing polluted air. I grew up in Los Angeles, California in the 50’s and 60’s when the quality of air in Southern California was becoming very poor. We had numerous “smog alerts” when I was in school. But air pollution isn’t only […]