Dr. Cobb’s blog

On Nutrition and Women’s Health

As women, we often take on the responsibility of taking care of children, spouses, family, and sometimes even friends.  Daily I speak to women who feel overwhelmed, tired, and depleted.  I feel this is from forgetting to take time to nourish and take care of their self.  My goal for this article is to provide women with some simple ways to nourish themselves and to improve their overall health. No ...[Read More]

Here Comes the Sun..

By now just about everyone knows the dangers of overexposure to the sun, but we keep on baking either in tanning beds or outdoors. UV radiation  is the main environmental factor causing human skin photoaging  and skin cancer. UV rays are an invisible form of radiation that can penetrate and change the structure of skin cells leading to signs of accelerated photaging::   loss of skin elasticit ...[Read More]

Diabetes Mellitus

BY COURTNEY MARCEL, LPN Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood glucose. Glucose is the body’s main energy source for the cells that make up muscles and tissues. Diabetes means there is too much glucose in the blood. There are several different types of diabetes: Type I diabetes is when your immune system attacks and kills insulin producing cells in the pancreas ...[Read More]

Stress and the Cortisol Connection

by Nadia Elsayed Stress is part of our daily lives. Demanding jobs, raising children, environmental toxins and even dietary habits cause our bodies to wear out our immunity, sometimes resulting in illness and fatigue.  Unhealthy ways of handling stress include smoking, drinking alcohol and even negative thought patterns can actually increase the amount of stress on your body. Cortisol is the “stre ...[Read More]

OSTEOPOROSIS

Many of you have heard of the medications for osteoporosis from television commercials, magazine advertisements and from friends or family members who take them but what is osteoporosis?  Many of us think about frail old ladies when referring to osteoporosis but this “picture” is not always the case.  We recently had a woman in our clinic under the age of 30 that we found had osteoporosis and star ...[Read More]

Bone Health

Osteoporosis is the most common type of metabolic bone disease which is characterized by reductions in both bone mineral and bone matrix. Therefore, the bone is of normal composition but decreased amount. Osteoporosis is not painful unless it results in a fracture. ..usually a fracture of the wrist, vertebrae, ribs, hip, pelvis or arm which can occur with such minimal activity as sneezing or bendi ...[Read More]