Brynna Connor MD
When you eat food, it travels a long distance through your body. It passes through your mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus. Each of these organs plays a different role in breaking down food into the energy and nutrients that your...
Superfoods Help With Weight Loss For a refresher on what superfoods are, have a read of Part 1 of my series on superfoods. Many different factors affect how much you weigh, but your diet is one of the most important when it comes to healthy weight loss strategies....
Know someone interested in becoming a family medicine physician? Read an article from Jan. 25 in US News and World Report where our very own Dr. Connor is quoted.
A lot of people wonder what is a superfood. Dr. Connor explains superfoods and how you can benefit from adding them to your diet. While all foods contain nutrients, some foods are much more packed with health-promoting nutrients than others. Read about carbohydrates, fats, and other nutrients that are necessary for good health.
Can intermittent fasting lead to weight-loss and health benefits? Dr. Connor explains how to fast and when to fast for optimal benefits. Read about how it can affect your brain, heart, diabetes and tumors. Learn how to do it safely.
Hormone replacement therapy is a common way to treat symptoms of menopause. Hormones are complicated and come with great benefit as well as risk if not dosed appropriately.
How do you seek safe medical care during the pandemic? Many people are trying to be responsible during the COVID-19 pandemic by limiting their interactions with other people and by not going out in public spaces as often. However, one result of these precautions is that some people have been avoiding going to their physician or getting medical care. This can lead to serious consequences for those who are experiencing other health problems. Learn about several alternatives to in-person healthcare visits.
Researchers at the largest healthcare system in Massachusetts studied how quickly COVID-19 spread before and after implementing a mask policy. In the early days of the epidemic, the number of cases among healthcare workers rose by 1.16% per day. After a policy went into place requiring that all employees and patients wear masks, the number of cases decreased by 0.49% per day.
The glow … the look of our sun-kissed cheeks … pretty, aren’t they? Then, suddenly, we hit our thirties, and the deleterious effects of our sun-worshipping start to show. Here are some pointers to keeping your skin safer in the Texas sun.
Allergies develop when the body responds with antibodies to a foreign invader. This response builds up over time. Every exposure mounts a stronger response. The body’s response causes tissue destruction, blood vessel dilation, histamine production, and this histamine is then released from the body. Histamine results in itchy, watery eyes, congestion, headache, and the Achoo! … on down the line, and some people develop eczema and/or even asthma or “reactive airway disease.”