Can Acid Reflux Medications Cause Dementia?

doctorstevenpark.com| Can Acid Reflux Medications Cause Dementia? An interesting article caught my attention regarding the association between long-term proton pump inhibitor use and rates of dementia. Researchers from the University of Rostock in Germany analyzed over 73,000 medical records from an insurance database from 2004 to 2011. What they found was that patients receiving proton…

7 Ways You Can Prevent Putting on Pounds During This Pandemic

doctorstevenpark.com| 7 Ways You Can Prevent Putting on Pounds During This Pandemic One casual observation I’ve seen during countless Zoom and FaceTime sessions with old friends and acquaintances is that many seem to have gained significant weight. I admit that just by seeing their faces onscreen is not an objective way of documenting weight gain….

Can Coronavirus Cause You to Gain Weight?

doctorstevenpark.com| Can Coronavirus Cause You to Gain Weight? I have to admit that the title is a head fake. There are no studies that I’m aware of that suggests that catching the coronavirus may lead to weight gain. However, I will make a strong argument that for many people, it can promote weight gain indirectly…

How Mouth Breathing May Put You At Risk for Viral Infections

doctorstevenpark.com| How Mouth Breathing May Put You At Risk for Viral Infections In his classic book, Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life (1870), American painter George Catlin described a correlation between pre-civil war Native Americans who were mouth breathers and various chronic illnesses. In a 30 year span (1830 to 1860), he visited over…

The Consequences of Sleep deprivation in the ICU

doctorstevenpark.com| The Consequences of Sleep deprivation in the ICU Imagine if you went to sleep at your normal bedtime, but 5 minutes later, the lights went on. You hear multiple peoples’ conversations right next to your bed. The TV turns on and stays on. A car alarm goes off just opposite your window,  and a…

My Coronavirus ICU Experience: Good & Bad [Podcast 90]

doctorstevenpark.com| My Coronavirus ICU Experience: Good & Bad [Podcast 90] In this episode, I will reveal my positive and negative insights during the time I spent in our hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU).  Download mp3  |  Subscribe Shownotes: Alicia Keys Empire State of Mind Youtube video   The post My Coronavirus ICU Experience: Good & Bad…

No Excuses: Get Your Sleep Study Done Now

doctorstevenpark.com| No Excuses: Get Your Sleep Study Done Now During this COVID-19 pandemic, most “elective” medical care has come to a standstill. Sleep testing and various surgical options are also included. Jennifer is a 53-year-old woman who made an appointment to see me this July. This was the earliest appointment she could get with me…