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How electrophysiology has revolutionized care for heart rhythm disorders

Many patients diagnosed with arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) are referred to an electrophysiologist for evaluation and treatment. You may find yourself asking, “What is an electrophysiologist and what do they do?” As an EP—the term commonly used to refer to electrophysiology—I often find myself describing my specialty to patients and explaining to them how I might …

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6 ways to support your loved one with diabetes

About 1 in 10 people in the U.S. has diabetes and there is a good chance you have at least one friend or family member affected. Whether they are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for years, they need your love, friendship and support. Successfully managing diabetes requires constant decision-making because so many factors impact …

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How to know if it’s time for surgery

For people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), there are days it can be hard to live a normal life. IBD symptoms can interfere with the ability to work, go to school or just enjoy sports or other recreational activities. Many people give up and just stay at home because they have to be close …

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Common knee injuries and how you can avoid them

From young athletes to older adults, knee injuries are one of the most common orthopedic injuries we treat. When you’re on your feet, your knees take on the load of your weight. This pressure and stress can make your knees more prone to injury, especially compared to other joints like the wrist or elbow.   …

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So, you think your child has pink eye. Now what?

When a child wakes up with a crusty eye, many parents worry about pink eye and call their pediatrician immediately for antibiotics. After all, pink eye is extremely contagious. Unfortunately, diagnosing pink eye is a little more complicated and typically requires a physical exam in your pediatrician’s office. The good news is, it’s not always …

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Intuitive eating: What it is and what it isn’t

Intuitive eating has become very popular in the last year or so — so much so that it is being misconstrued by dieting and wellness companies and influencers. To set the record straight, I’m here to explain what intuitive eating really is and why it isn’t another diet or trend. What intuitive eating is All …

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6 things you can do in the MyBSWHealth app

With all the other responsibilities filling your plate and your schedule, keeping up with doctor’s appointments, test results and prescriptions can be a challenge. But your healthcare should be one thing you don’t have to stress over. With the MyBSWHealth app, you can manage your whole family’s care in one place — all from your …

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Gut check: How to eat your way to a healthier, happier gut

You may have heard the saying that “your gut is your second brain,” and there’s good reason behind that. The bacteria in your gut are key for lifelong health, which is why you want to promote healthy bacteria through diet and lifestyle. Your gut bacteria support weight and metabolism, promote optimal brain functioning, create vitamins …

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Platelet rich plasma: Innovative therapy for less pain and better movement

If you’re familiar with the term platelet rich plasma (PRP), it’s likely because of its well-publicized cosmetic applications—from smoothing wrinkles to stimulating hair regrowth. Beyond beauty, though, PRP is increasingly being used for more structural applications in tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. Here’s how it works. PRP harnesses the body’s own healing properties to amplify …

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