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Diabetes and Foot Health

There is no doubt that managing diabetes can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be insurmountable. Unlike the past, there are a lot of resources available today to empower those living with diabetes to live fulfilling and active lives, including new medications that many of which my patients with diabetes have responded to well. However, early intervention is key.

What Is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or become overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Mindfulness is a quality that every human already possesses, it’s not something you have to conjure up; you just have to learn how to access it. Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful!

Dr. Francine McCain shares tips on how to breastfeed like a pro

Ok ladies— let’s talk breastfeeding. Have you ever thought to yourself, “I hate breastfeeding”? I have.

After giving birth, did you feel unprepared or intimidated by the thought of breastfeeding? I did.

Have you suffered through sore and cracked nipples while feeling the pressure (largely self-imposed) to “produce” while you fight off exhaustion and frustration? I have.

Am I Sick or Is It Allergies?

I am frequently asked whether nasal symptoms are consistent with an infection or allergies. Frequently, patients with colds or ongoing sinus infections are referred to my office for “allergies.” Both often result in stuffy and runny noses, as well as sneezing and coughing. Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference, especially if symptoms are mild. Here are a few rules of thumb that help point to one or the other.


Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January has been designated at Cervical Cancer Awareness Month by the United States Congress. According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, more than 11,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year, but the disease is totally preventable with appropriate screening tests (Pap and HPV tests) and vaccinations.