Category Archives: Health

Do You Vape?

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are said to be safer than regular cigarettes. Is this true? The jury is still out because long term results on vaping are lacking. What is known for certain is that e-cigarettes keep people addicted to nicotine.    Smoking tobacco increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. This appears to also be true… Read More »

Herpes infection of the cornea

The clear tissue at the front of the eye is known as the cornea, and it must remain crystal clear in order for an individual to see clearly. The herpes viruses can infect the cornea, causing damage to tissue and possibly causing lasting visual impairment if not quickly identified and treated. Herpes simplex: the cold… Read More »

Bipolar disorder during pregnancy: Lessons learned

Careful management of bipolar disorder during pregnancy is critical because for so many patients with this illness, the road to emotional well-being has been a long one, requiring a combination of careful pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies.Half of referrals to our Center for Women’s Mental Health – where we evaluate and treat women before, during, and… Read More »