A Health Blog
Posted on December 15, 2011
I was up all night the other night. Good reason; as surgical residents say, “saving lives, stamping out disease.” Things turned out well. However, I didn’t sleep. A problem. A health problem. The body needs sleep. We can’t be healthy without it. The Science of Melatonin is revealing some specific reasons why. Melatonin is secreted by our brain. It happens at night, mostly while we are asleep. It is a “lights out” signal to tell the cells of our
Posted on December 10, 2011
As a heart and lung surgeon I treat people with heart disease and lung cancer. They come to me because they have severe disease that requires significant intervention: surgery. Surgery always has risk; death, bleeding, stroke, lung injury, etc. This list can be quite long; some of the complications quite devastating. There is always pain – sometimes severe. There is always a time commitment; time in the hospital, time to recover, time to come to office visits.