Blog Archive

Facial Volume Loss Aug 5th, 2021

It is inevitable that with age the condition of the skin gets worse. Fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet all develop due to the decrease of collagen and elastin in the skin that is natural with age. The ‘volume’ of the face, which materializes in the plumpness of the skin...

Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment Aug 4th, 2021

With summer kicking into full gear, it’s important to understand the effect of UV exposure on the skin. Bathing in the sun is fun for the time being, but UV rays get into the skin and cause mutations in DNA and overexpression of factors that degrade collagen. Collagen is the...

HydroFacial Aug 4th, 2021

It is inevitable that with age the condition of the skin gets worse. Fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet all develop due to the decrease of collagen and elastin in the skin that is natural with age. Whether due to aging itself, UV exposure, or health-related issues, with time the...

LED Therapy Aug 4th, 2021

Most treatments targeted towards replacing aging skin with the younger variant target the decrease in collagen, elastin, and other scaffolding proteins with age. Whether it be through injections, fillers, or abrasion, the goal of most treatments is to stimulate the skin’s healing process. But with improvements in technology, more and...

Cavitation Liposuction Aug 4th, 2021

While a perfect diet and frequent exercise can assist your fat loss efforts, there’s always those areas where the fat never seems to go away, no matter how much you run or how little food you consume. This is known as ‘stubborn fat’, or the fat content of your body...

Hair Loss Options Aug 4th, 2021

While predominantly known as a symptom of age, hair loss can occur in both men and women for a plethora of reasons. It can occur as a complication of another medical condition, hormone imbalance, and from genetics. Further, it can manifest in a variety of ways, such as thinning on...

FaceTite for Double Chins Aug 4th, 2021

No matter how good a fitness regimen is, there’s always some fat that just stubbornly stays put. This fat is appropriately named ‘stubborn fat’. Now, stubborn fat can exist in different areas of the body. For some people, stubborn fat is located in the classic areas, such as the love...

Ultrasound-Guided PRP Injection for Plantar Fasciitis Aug 4th, 2021

Every moment we’re standing, our feet hold up our whole body’s weight. Over time, that sort of stress will depreciate the tissue and joints involved in taking that weight. This depreciation can in turn make movement difficult and become very painful.   One of these regions very important in taking...

RF Skin Tightening with TempSure Envi® Aug 4th, 2021

It is inevitable that with age the condition of the skin gets worse. Fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet all develop due to the decrease of collagen and elastin in the skin that is natural with age. In general, the skin becomes looser and less taut. The use of radiofrequency...

Microneedling with Radio Frequency: Benefits Aug 4th, 2021

Radiofrequency microneedling with Morpheus8 allows the incorporation of microneedling with fractionated Radio Frequency to target skin rejuvenation. This procedure is minimally invasive and reduces specific concerns in the skin such as sagging skin, wrinkles, scarring, uneven tones, etc. The radiofrequency helps revive the body’s natural collagen formation process that contributes...

Fractional Radio Frequency Aug 4th, 2021

In the field of non-invasive procedures for skin rejuvenation, radiofrequency has been much appreciated and integrated into several procedures to enhance the outcome. Fractional Radio Frequency microneedling is a non-invasive and non-surgical approach to treat skin for rejuvenation. This procedure targets skin resurfacing, allowing a more youthful appearance, done with...

AccuTite: Benefits Aug 4th, 2021

AccuTite is a non-surgical, minimally invasive radiofrequency technique that helps to achieve smooth skin and provides contours by reducing unwanted fat below the surface of the skin. This helps improve appearance visibly. This procedure delivers radiofrequency energy that is powerful and safe. The key benefit of AccuTite is that the...

HiFEM: how does it work? Aug 4th, 2021

HiFEM stands for High-Frequency Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation. This novel technology in the field of aesthetics has proven to be effective for many patients. Moreover, HiFEM is non-invasive, compared to traditional alternative procedures such as liposuction, fat transfer, or other minimally invasive procedures. Usually, HiFEM’s goal is abdominal body shaping by...

BodyTite: Minimally Invasive Body Contour Aug 4th, 2021

BodyTite is an improved technique that addresses the fat under the skin using directional radio-frequency (RF). This is a radiofrequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) that results in the removal of targeted fat and tightening of the skin. The technology is also able to ensure a treatment in the deep fat areas...

High-Frequency Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation (HiFEM): Effects on Muscle and Subcutaneous Fat Ti Aug 3rd, 2021

High-Frequency Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation is a novel procedure based on magnetic stimulation of muscle tissue that innervates motor neurons. The resulting muscle contractions stimulate body contouring, additionally, it aids incontinence in both male and female patients. HiFEM also defeats the disadvantages of electric stimulation, which causes pain and burns. With...

High Frequency Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation For Body Contouring Aug 3rd, 2021

One of the newest additions to the non-invasive body-contouring procedures is the High-Frequency Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation or HiFEM. HiFEM is a high intensity focused electromagnetic technology that was introduced in 2018. This procedure targets fat reduction and strengthening of the muscle simultaneously. This technology delivers focused electromagnetic fields into the...

Osteoarthritis and Fluoroscopy Aug 3rd, 2021

Injection For Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that affects millions of people. The disease causes the protective cartilage at the end of bones to wear down over time, decreasing the cushioning necessary for a healthy joint. Osteoarthritis can damage the knee, hands, hip, and spine joints....

Vaginal Rejuvenation with TempSure Vitalia Aug 3rd, 2021

Vaginal rejuvenation includes a broad array of vaginal corrective treatments that range from cosmetic reasons to age-related problems. Various age-related problems that can be targeted by vaginal rejuvenation, for example, vaginal thickness, lack of lubrication, and urinary inconsistency. Vaginal rejuvenation is a non-surgical approach to correct these problems in women,...

PicoSure for Acne Scarring Aug 3rd, 2021

PicoSure is an aesthetic picosecond laser for a safe and effective removal of acne scars. PicoSure can also target tattoo removal, benign pigmentation, wrinkles, and skin revitalization treatments. Cynosure PocoSure laser treats wavelengths 532 nm, 755 nm, and 1064 nm, and is, therefore, able to treat pigmentary conditions. This technology...

The Use Of Testosterone To Remediate Osteoporosis In Men Aug 3rd, 2021

Osteoporosis is a very common bone disease that is caused by the loss of bone density. Osteoporosis means “porous bone”, and results in the bone becoming weak and brittle in some serious cases. The loss of bone density or mass causes the bone to have abnormal tissue structure. Studies have...

Autologous Fat Transfer: Plantar Fasciitis Aug 3rd, 2021

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a very common cause of heel pain. This occurs due to the inflammation of the thick tissue band situated across the bottom of the feet. This band of thick tissue is known as the plantar fascia ligament and connects the heels to the...

Adipose tissue in Rejuvenation and Precaution Procedures Aug 3rd, 2021

What if the medical field could use our own fat cells to treat or give rise to regenerative medicine? Adipose tissue often has a bad association as it is commonly known as body fat. Although excessive adipose tissue buildup can lead to obesity, heart problems, etc., these tissues are very...

Skincare: Microneedling Aug 3rd, 2021

Microneeding is a cosmetic procedure to help the treated skin to produce collagen and elastin. This procedure involves the use of small needles to prick the skin. In modern-day skincare, micro-needling is very common as it is minimally invasive, requires low downtime, has a low probability of infection or scarring....

Evolution of Cosmetic Procedures Aug 3rd, 2021

Rhinoplasty, a procedure performed to reconstruct the nose, was the first-ever cosmetic surgery reported in 1877. Since then, advancements in medicine have let to breast augmentation, breast implant procedures, skin grafting, liposuction, body contouring, paving its way to minimally invasive procedures to facilitate or even replace surgeries. During the 19th...

Can Probiotics Reduce Depression? Aug 3rd, 2021

Depression is defined as ‘a feeling of severe despondency and dejection’. It is a common and serious medical illness that is often overlooked by the person affected by it as well as their friends and family. According to the World Health Organization, globally, more than 264 million people of all...

Cellulite Reduction Treatment: BodyTite Aug 3rd, 2021

Cellulite is a very common skin problem faced by a lot of people. About 90% of women have cellulite, starting from ages 25 to 35 due to many factors. This is more common in women than in men, as most women start developing cellulite after puberty. Cellulite is visible bumpy...

BodyTite with Liposuction: Better Results? Aug 3rd, 2021

BodyTite is a novel procedure that is a radiofrequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) technology and is used to remove unwanted fat and tighten the skin. On the other hand,   Liposuction, the most performed aesthetic surgery in the world, is used to target deep and superficial fat accumulations and contour the...

Minimally invasive facial rejuvenation: FaceTite introduction Aug 3rd, 2021

Our skin texture and pigment are prone to change and damage over the years. Skin Irregularities are caused due to sun exposure, skin conditions, genetics, and age. Wrinkles, sun spots, acne, scars, etc. hinders the natural glow of the skin. This happens as vascular lesions appear as blisters and cause...

Why is addiction neglected? Aug 3rd, 2021

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is characterized as a chronic need and uncontrollable desire for drugs that continue regardless of harmful ramifications and leaves lasting alteration in the brain. Addiction can be a complex brain disorder as well as a mental illness. Although it is a...

Acne and Acne Scar Treatment Aug 2nd, 2021

While the severity may vary from person to person, everyone experiences acne and scarring from persistent acne during puberty and later in life. While there are many causes for this, such as hormone changes, diet, and genetics, there are also plenty of solutions offered at Sleep and Wellness.   Potenza...

Autologous Fat Transfer Aug 2nd, 2021

Autologous fat transfer (AFT) is a procedure that includes harvesting a patient's fat and then using it for joint pain as well as fillers for unwanted facial lines. For facial rejuvenation, the AFT procedure can be used to reconstruct creases, droopy eyelids, thinning lips, diminishing jawline, and loss of facial...

Face and Neck Contouring with NeckTite Aug 2nd, 2021

No matter how good a fitness regimen is, there’s always some fat that just stubbornly stays put. This fat is appropriately named ‘stubborn fat’. Now, stubborn fat can exist in different areas of the body. For some people, stubborn fat is located in the classic areas, such as the love...

Body Contouring with Radiofrequency-assisted Liposuction Aug 2nd, 2021

While a perfect diet and frequent exercise can assist your fat loss efforts, there’s always those areas where the fat never seems to go away, no matter how much you run or how little food you consume. This is known as ‘stubborn fat’, or the fat content of your body...

SculpSure® Non-Surgical Body Contouring Jul 27th, 2021

While a perfect diet and frequent exercise can do wonders for fat loss, there’s always those areas where the fat never seems to go away, no matter how much you run or how little food you consume. This is known as ‘stubborn fat’, or the fat content of your body...

Liposuction for Gynecomastia Jul 24th, 2021

Gynecomastia, commonly referred to as “man breasts” is an enlargement of one or both of a male’s breasts. This is not getting fat, however. Gynecomastia is when the tissue is enlarged or swollen due to a hormone imbalance. Specifically, gynecomastia’s root cause is the imbalance between estrogen and testosterone. While...

PDO Thread Lift Jul 23rd, 2021

Many surgical procedures that serve to make skin look younger are scary for patients in concept. Whether it be an injection, or simply rubbing off skin during microdermabrasion, the process always causes some redness and pain, and requires a little to a lot of downtime before patients can get back...

Dermal Fillers Jul 23rd, 2021

Most treatments targeted towards replacing aging skin with the younger variant target the decrease in collagen, elastin, and other scaffolding proteins with age. Whether it be through injections or abrasion, the goal of most treatments is to stimulate the skin’s healing process. However, dermal fillers are a unique treatment that...

ICON® Laser Skin Rejuvenation Jul 23rd, 2021

As the months start to get colder and the constant sunlight of the summer recedes, it’s important to realize that constant UV exposure has unseen effects on the body. Bathing in the sun is fun for the time being, but UV rays get into the skin and cause mutations in...

Brotox Jul 23rd, 2021

When you hear ‘botox’, you think of women getting plastic surgery. Most people believe that botox is a treatment made for women. However, men age too. Fine lines and crow’s feet aren’t restricted to women, and the number of men using botox has increased dramatically over the last decade. Botox,...

Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion Jul 23rd, 2021

It is inevitable that with age the condition of the skin gets worse. Fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet all develop due to the decrease of collagen and elastin in the skin that is natural with age. Here we discuss two of the most popular treatments to reverse the clock...

Testosterone and Osteoporosis Jul 23rd, 2021

Testosterone and Osteoporosis   A very common illness that comes with age, osteoporosis is the weakening of the bones. Specifically, it is when the honeycomb structure of the bone (trabecular bone) becomes more sparse, and there is literally less mass in each bone. This is a serious issue because it...

Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (NanoFat) for Hair Loss Jul 20th, 2021

While predominantly known as a symptom of age, hair loss can occur in both men and women for a plethora of reasons. It can occur as a complication of another medical condition, hormone imbalance, and genetics. Further, it can manifest in a variety of ways, such as thinning on the...

FaceTite Dec 17th, 2020

         With new technologies and minimally invasive procedures, doctors can work with skin tightening in a shorter duration, lesser cost, and maximum outcome. These new technologies are designed to be safer both during and after the procedure. FaceTite is a minimally invasive procedure that addresses various skin...

How to Meditate Apr 24th, 2020

Meditation is a specific technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal awake state. In meditation, your mind is fully awake and alert with an inward focus that is clear and relaxed. You pay attention to the dimensions of self,...

Yoga Poses for Anxiety and Stress Apr 16th, 2020

1.  Mountain Pose (Tadasana): seated Mountain Pose will immediately ground you and reconnect you with your center. It is strengthening, calming, balancing, and empowering. It energizes the body, opens the chest fully, improves lung inspiration capacity, removes stiffness in the shoulder blades and stretches the spine. The feet should be...

Caring Through COVID-19: Reducing Stress and Bearing the Storm of the Pandemic Apr 2nd, 2020

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Posture and Your Health  Feb 13th, 2020

Posture is based on the interaction between multiple body systems, but for simplicity's sake, we will focus on the interaction between skeletal and muscle systems.    Skeletal System Muscular System Composed of bones joints and ligaments Bones articulate with one another to create joints Joints are held together by joint...

Migraines: The B(r)ane of Our Existence Jun 19th, 2019

Above is a description of the phases of a migraine episode - an intense, throbbing pain on one side of the head. If any of the above phases are experienced along with intense pain, it’s important to contact a professional for a proper diagnosis and an evaluation of treatment options....

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss and Alopecia May 7th, 2019

HOW CAN PRP HELP REGROW HAIR?   PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, is a procedure that involves the use of one’s own blood platelet growth factors to jump-start cell regeneration and wound repair where injected. One of the many applications of PRP involves administering the run-down platelet solution, dubbed ‘liquid gold’...

WHICH LIP FILLER IS BEST FOR ME? A GUIDE TO CHOOSING LIP INJECTIONS Feb 13th, 2019

  WHICH LIP FILLER IS BEST FOR ME? A GUIDE TO CHOOSING LIP INJECTIONS Are you wondering if there is a way to revitalize your lips, making them look more full and vibrant? The last four years have shown a significant increase in the popularity of lip augmentation, and the lip fillers of today...

Dry Skin 101 Jan 14th, 2019

DRY SKIN 101 During the winter months, you may notice that your dry skin seems to be more aggravated. And while some of the tricks you picked up in the past might be helpful, most dry skin sufferers make simple mistakes that can end up doing more harm than good...

Do You Have A Leaky Gut? Jan 14th, 2019

People are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of our digestive systems to our overall health. Leaky gut, or intestinal hyperpermeability, is one condition that has grown in popularity in recent years. It can be the root cause or a contributing factor for various chronic symptoms and diseases like: Obesity...

Non-surgical skin-tightening- what are the treatment choices? Nov 16th, 2018

As we age, our skin loses elasticity due to loss of collagen and elastin- two key molecules for maintaining a youthful appearance. Along with the natural aging process, smoking, unhealthy diet, sun damage, and environmental pollution can contribute to the loss of elasticity and the appearance of wrinkles and fine...

Benefits of SculpSure Sep 10th, 2018

SculpSure treatments are pain-free and quick. They destroy up to 24% of your targeted fat in a single session, which is then removed through your body's lymphatic system over the next several weeks. This destruction is permanent and those cells never regenerate. The procedure is non-invasive and requires no downtime...

Unwanted Body Hair- What’s the permanent solution? Sep 10th, 2018

Body hair, also known as androgenic hair is normally developed during and after the puberty. These hairs are different from head hair and vary in number, color, and thickness individually. Androgenic hormones, mainly testosterone is the key regulator of body hair growth. Males tend to have coarser and denser hairs...

Intermittent Fasting A New Quick Mode of Weight Loss Jul 6th, 2018

INTERMITTENT FASTING A NEW QUICK MODE OF WEIGHT LOSSThe great solution to weight loss is here, and it is: fasting. Now, this seems obvious, that stopping eating would result in a loss of weight. However, regular fasting, while resulting in weight loss, is damaging to the body. However, if controlled...

Vitamins and Minerals That Help Your Skin Jul 6th, 2018

VITAMINS AND MINERALS THAT HELP YOUR SKINEveryone knows that vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients. Vitamin D improves bone strength, while Vitamin C boosts the immune system. However, many of the vitamins and minerals we use for our body actually have various beneficial effects on the skin.There are many vitamins...

How To Deal With Crow's Feet Jul 6th, 2018

HOW TO DEAL WITH CROW'S FEETCrow’s feet, sometimes known as smile crinkles or laughing lines, are lines spreading from the outer corner of the eyes. These result naturally from age and start to appear from the mid-twenties. These folds in the skin are caused by accumulated muscular contractions due to...

Food and mood - is there any relationship? Jun 28th, 2018

I am pretty sure there are days that you are quite mad at something and decided to gorge maybe a whole pizza or a full bag of chips. Stress eating plays a big role in the current obesity epidemic in the U.S. There is contentious debate among scientists on how...

How to lower your cholesterol naturally May 30th, 2018

High level of blood cholesterol is a very common finding among the general population. At times, your doctor may have mentioned that you need to cut down intake of red meat or fast food and start doing some exercise. Excess cholesterol can clog the arteries of vital organs like brain...

Proinflammatory food can cause colon cancer May 21st, 2018

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. The chance of developing this deadly disease is 1 in 22 men and 1 in 24 women in their lifetime. Due to heightened awareness and increased rate of screening the number of deaths decreased significantly over the course of...

Sitting Too Much is Bad for Our Brain Apr 24th, 2018

In a landmark study published in PLOS One journal researchers at UCLA's Center for Cognitive Neuroscience have found that people with sedentary lifestyle suffered a loss of volume in a particular area of the brain crucial for learning and memory function.  Researchers interviewed healthy subjects between the ages of 45 and 75...

The Importance of Water for Optimum Health and Weight Loss Mar 23rd, 2018

There is no doubt that drinking water is extremely important for maintaining overall health. Water is one of the major components of the human body. The amount of water in our body ranges from 50-75%, infants usually have a higher percentage.Water helps:To get rid of waste particle and toxins from...

Articles Mar 19th, 2018

National media coverage of Sleep & Wellness Medical AssociatesSleep Apnea and Diabetic Carbohydrate Craving – (June 13-18, 2012)• US News – Sleep Apnea May Spur Carb Cravings in Diabetics• Medscape – Sleep Apnea Linked to Carb Craving in Diabetes• Good Health Blog – Study Recommends Sleep Apnea Screening for Diabetics Articles...

February 2018 Newsletter Mar 7th, 2018

Leaky Gut- Importance of Healthy Gut for Optimal Health (Part II)In our previous newsletter, we talked about leaky gut- the risk factors and symptoms. In this part, we will learn about ways to heal a leaky gut and improve our digestive health.Here are some useful tips:Eat foods that are considered...

January 2018 Newsletter Feb 12th, 2018

Leaky Gut- Importance of Healthy Gut for Optimal Health (Part I)Our gut - the gastrointestinal tract is one of the most important organs of our body. Digestion and absorption of food- the only source of getting essential nutrients to maintain and support life is the primary function of the gut....

December 2017 Newsletter Feb 12th, 2018

Simple but useful steps for weight loss1) Tiny leaps will lead to big changesCutting down calories abruptly can have deleterious effect on body and mind. Eating less than usual suddenly will results in mood swing, headache, irritability and even depression. Limiting calorie slowly and gradually will give our body time...

November 2017 Newsletter Nov 2nd, 2017

Can excess sugar consumption cause cancer?contributed by Zunayet KarimSugar is a key component of our diet; it is the main fuel for our body. At least 50 to 60 percent of our daily calories should come from carbohydrates- the major source of sugar. Excess dietary sugar is a major health concern worldwide. Obesity...

October 2017 Newsletter Oct 6th, 2017

Does Skipping Breakfast Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?contributed by Zunayet KarimAccording to Journal of the American College of Cardiology, skipping breakfast is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease. In a recently published article, scientists have found that people who generally skip breakfast or eat something very light are prone to...

The Skinny on Fats (Part II) Oct 2nd, 2017

The Skinny on Fats (Part II)contributed by Zunayet KarimConcluding our two-part series on the health effects of good and bad fats, we will be discussing Trans-Fats. If you missed part one, click here to read.Trans Fat – The Ultimate KillerThis is the killer ingredient which is hidden in many common...

August 2017 Newsletter Sep 5th, 2017

The Skinny on Fats (Part I)Knowledge about fats is very important in our daily lives. Imbalance between healthy and unhealthy fats can have a long standing deleterious effect on our body. High blood cholesterol (the bad one, LDL) is known to associate with heart disease which is the number one...

July 2017 Newsletter Jul 13th, 2017

Simple But Useful Steps for Weight LossTiny leaps will lead to big changesCutting down calories abruptly can have deleterious effect on body and mind. Eating less than usual suddenly will results in mood swing, headache, irritability and even depression. Limiting calorie slowly and gradually will give our body time to...

June 2017 Newsletter Jun 7th, 2017

Managing Emotional Trauma Big and SmallEmotional trauma can take many forms. There are major traumas that are considered out of the norm for typical lives. They can range from wide ranging traumas that can affect an entire community such as natural disasters or war and personal traumas such as serious...

April 2017 Newsletter Apr 10th, 2017

The Mayo Clinic has determined that intense aerobic exercise has the potential to reverse the aging process in adults. Though everyone knows exercise is beneficial, there are plenty of questions regarding which types of exercises are the best and what age groups benefit the most from specific exercises. According to...

Detox: Time to Hit the Reset Button Feb 10th, 2017

Now that the holidays are over, it’s an ideal time to embrace the New Year with a goal to cleanse your body. There is no better way to achieve it than with a detox. So, what is a detox and why do we need it?Detoxification is the process of eliminating...

January 2017 Newsletter Jan 16th, 2017

This month’s newsletter article was assembled by our physical therapist, Molly Fisher, DPT. Dr. Fisher is the founder of a Yoga-Pilates based Physical Therapy approach, holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University and has worked in a variety of settings including hospital and rehabilitation as well as...

November 2016 Newsletter Nov 22nd, 2016

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays: Physically, Emotionally and SpirituallyThe holidays are great opportunities to take a break from our daily lives and catch up with friends and family and enjoy each other’s company. They can also stress us physically, emotionally and spiritually with all the hustle and bustle and preparation....

Sleep & Wellness Medical Associates August 21, 2015 Diabetes, General Health, News, Newsletter, Pat Aug 21st, 2015

Body Transformation at Sleep and WellnessThe Story of Clarence Cobb As a practice, Sleep and Wellness Medical Associates takes pride in treating the whole patient. We focus on a holistic patient-centered program that provides a synergistic approach between medical, physical, and behavior therapy, as well as chiropractic care. Each patient is...

August 2015 Newsletter Aug 13th, 2015

Why Kale is Good for YouBrassica oleracea, better known as kale, is a nutritious leafy vegetable that contains a plethora of nutrients and vitamins. Kale belongs to the Brassica family, of which includes Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and collards. Four Types of KaleCurly kale has ruffled leaves and a stalk, which is...

November 2014 Newsletter Nov 24th, 2014

HEALTH & THE HOLIDAYSWith Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years quickly approaching on our calendars, our thoughts turn to spending time with our loved ones and counting our blessings; that is, IF we have time in between shopping, cooking, preparing, traveling, and all the other stressors that come hand-in-hand with the...

“Understanding Emotional Eating” Support Group May 6th, 2014

Our Licensed Professional Counselor, Beverly Hodsden will be holding “Understanding Emotional Eating” support groups.  Come explore the role of food and feelings in your life and how they can be experienced in a positive and healthy light.Learn how to take care of yourself without engaging in self-destructive behaviors and learn...

Sleep and Wellness at annual Women’s Head-to-Toe Expo in Robbinsville, NJ May 2nd, 2014

This coming Saturday, May 3rd, Sleep & Wellness Medical Associates will have a booth at the 8th Annual Women’s Head-to-Toe Expo at Robbinsville High School (155 Robbinsville Rd, Robbinsville, NJ). The event hours are from 9AM-3PM and admission is free.  At 11:00AM, Dr. Siddique will be giving a seminar entitled...

Sleep and Wellness Health Fair – November 6th, 2013, 12pm – 2pm Oct 9th, 2013

Sleep and Wellness Medical Associates will be hosting a lunchtime health fair between the hours of 12pm – 2pm on the upper floor lobby of 3836 Quakerbridge Road.  The event will feature Q&A with Dr. Siddique and Dr. Cannon, as well as free massage therapy sessions, a prize drawing, and...

Expansion of Physical Therapy Services Oct 1st, 2013

Sleep and Wellness Medical Associates is proud to announce the expansion of our physical therapy hours, as well as welcoming board-certified chiropractor John Stobie, DC to our practice.  He has over 15 years of experience treating patients of all ages.  Currently, his available appointment hours are:Tuesday & Thursday – 5pm...

Sleep and Wellness Announces New Staff and Services For Our Patients Mar 15th, 2013

Sleep and Wellness Medical Associates is proud to announce that starting on March 1, 2013,  will be expanding its extensive list of patient services with the help of two new additions to our staff. We are welcoming Molly Fisher, DPT and Beverly Hodsden, MA, LPC, LCADC as full-time members of our...

Demystifying Full Body Detox Feb 11th, 2013

Living in a modern, industrialized society has its benefits in terms of convenience and quality of life, but all too often in the news we hear of pollution and environmental contamination as a result of it.  In the year 2001 alone, 6 BILLION POUNDS of chemical pollution was released into our environment....

Sleep is the New Sex – FOX 29 News feat. Sleep and Wellness Medical Associates! Jan 28th, 2013

Recently, FOX 29 News of Philadelphia has done a wonderful news segment featuring Dr. Siddique and Sleep & Wellness!

Sleep and Stress Aug 6th, 2012

· Metabolic and endocrine changes resulting from a significant sleep debt mimic many of the hallmarks of aging. Chronic sleep loss may not only hasten the onset but could also increase the severity of age-related ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and memory loss.· Sleep researchers have discovered that the...

Sleep Apnea and Diabetes Jul 11th, 2012

Sleep Apnea and Diabetes§ Estimates suggest that up to 40% of people with sleep apnea will have diabetes.§ Weight gain plays a significant role in causing sleep apnea and hence diabetes. Fatty deposits build up along the throat and line the breathing passages. Consequently the muscles in this region slacken during sleep, forcing the...

Sleep Apnea, Asthma and GERD Jul 10th, 2012

Sleep Apnea, Asthma and Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)· Persons with asthma may be at increased risk for sleep apnea, and that sleep apnea can worsen asthma.• Sleep apnea• increasing gastroesophageal reflux (acid reflux)• contributing to weight gain and obesity,• causing decreased airflow in the airways of the lungs,• increasing inflammation throughout the body (including...

Sleep Apnea and Depression Jun 30th, 2012

Sleep Apnea and Depression· Studies have shown that there is an association between sleep apnea and depression. For example, one study showed that people with depression symptoms improved significantly when treated with a CPAP machine.· It is not clear however, whether sleep apnea is the cause or the effect. It can happen both ways....

Sleep Deprivation, Apnea and Weight Gain Jun 25th, 2012

Sleep Deprivation, Apnea and Weight Gain· Sleep deprivation causes changes in certain hormones that may lead to overeating and weight gain. Sleep apnea is a key factor in sleep deprivation.· Sleep deprivation activates a small part of the hypothalamus, the region of the brain that also is involved in appetite regulation. Two...

Sleep Apnea, Hypertension, and Heart Disease Jun 20th, 2012

Sleep apnea is linked to heart disease through its effect on blood pressure:• Apnea patients with normal blood pressure run a risk of developing high blood pressure within four years. Hypertension is a major risk factor in the development of heart disease and stroke.• Apnea patients have higher levels of sympathetic nervous system...

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk for Stroke Jun 15th, 2012

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk for Stroke· Sleep apnea may increase stroke risk because:Ø It has been shown to cause high blood pressure, which is the most common risk factor for stroke.Ø When a person stops breathing, the lack of oxygen kicks in the body’s “fight or flight” response. Part of that reaction...