Ouch!! My legs are cramping so badly in the middle of the night! Why is this happening to me? Many patients I see come complain of muscle cramping in the middle of the night, and sometimes during the day.
Most of the time the best advice I can give them is to drink more water, not coffee or tea. It is a common misconception that drinking anything will keep the body hydrated but this is incorrect. Read More
In this video clip I am demonstrating a slow and controlled Tai Chi walk. You will only see the leg movements because we are focusing on the weight bearing aspect of this exercise as well as balance.
Notice that the exercise is performed slowly, with controlled movements to recruit several different muscle groups. Watch the clip as many times as you need before performing the walk to make sure you are clear on the proper movements. As mentioned in the video, you want to maintain the proper posture and keep the core tight. Read More
This is a handy tool to figure out how much you'll pay for health insurance depending on your age, where you live and how many people you're insuring. Courtesy of ValuePenguin, which was mentioned on CBS news, we could finally figure out what was offered in New York, calculate if we get a subsidy and then the subsequent monthly cost of insurance. Many of the state health exchanges can't offer this clarity yet.
Make sure your favorite doctors and hospitals are covered. Out of network costs are not covered and you'll have to pay those bills.