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Author - Dr. Charles H. Booras, MD

Special interest in Wellness and Preventive Medicine, Primary and Secondary prevention of Cardiovascular disease (Heart attack and Stroke), Cholesterol problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Depression, and Patient Education.

Pediatrics

Nutritional Update

Mothers Weaning Babies Too Early The majority of American infants are being weaned and introduced to solid foods too early, experts say. “How infants are...

Diseases

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you are bothered by burning pain, or a tingling ‘pins and needles” numbness in one or both of your hands, the chances are good that you are...

Wellness

Optimal Golf

Golf has many rewards. While not as strenuous as many sports, playing 18 holes covers about 5 miles and burns about 500 calories (add another 100 calories if...

Pediatrics

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Previous studies have found that an infants risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is increased by sleeping in the prone (face down) position...

Diseases

Malignant Melanoma

Malignant Melanoma is a major health concern in Florida and other places where sun exposure is common. It is a form of skin cancer that is always lethal if...

Wellness

Treat Yourself to Back Pain Relief

When Americans see a doctor, their problem is most often a cold. But running a close second is acute low-back pain, for which the national medical bill is $24...

Wellness

Is Your Health “Up in Smoke”?

By now, most of us are aware of the more notorious dangers of tobacco use such as lung cancer, chronic lung disease and heart disease. (Not to mention...

Wellness

Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Don't Smoke. Smoking is responsible for about 30% of all cancer deaths. Those who smoke 2 or more packs a day are 15-20 times more likely to die of lung cancer...