Rheumatic Patient Receiving Vaccine

5 Vaccines Rheumatic Patients Should Get

Jenny Gartshteyn, MD Blog

When you have an autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic disease like lupus, psoriatic arthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis, it’s important to receive certain vaccinations as a safeguard against infection. Many of our patients have questions about which vaccines they need, when to get them, and their safety. Below, we’ll go over some common concerns and help dispel a few myths about the relationship …

Doctor Treating A Serious Sports Injury Of The Knee

When is a Sports Injury Serious?

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“Sports injury” is a broad term used for any kind of physical injury that occurs either while playing sports or during a workout. One of our specialties at CORE Medical & Wellness is the treatment of these injuries, using advanced technology and cutting-edge techniques to alleviate pain and improve patients’ quality of life. Nearly everyone who participates in physical activity …

Man Skiing Down Slopes Learning How To Prevent Ski Injuries

Rules for Ski Resort Safety – Preventing Sports Injuries

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Many of our patients take a trip at some point each winter to hit the slopes. Whether you’re flying out to your favorite resort out west or packing the car and heading to Mountain Creek for the weekend, it’s important to stay safe. Because skiing isn’t something we do every day like other sports and workouts, it’s easy to get …

Healthy Woman With Arthritis

Realistic New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier New Year with Arthritis

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As we approach the new year, it’s time to look ahead and make plans for a healthy, happy 2020. If you have arthritis, that means setting realistic lifestyle goals so you can stay active and feel better. Here are some big and small New Year’s resolutions to help you make 2020 your best year yet. Let’s start with an easy …

Woman With Wrist Pain From Rheumatoid Arthritis

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jenny Gartshteyn, MD Blog

It took a lot longer than it should have to get a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is the most common form of autoimmune arthritis, but I suffered from chronic pain for almost a decade before I found out the cause.  Doctors are supposed to listen; they’re supposed to help. When I first brought up the difficulty …

Patient Receiving Med Spa Treatments At Core Medical & Wellness

Medical Spa Treatments That Should Be Left to a Professional

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If you don’t love a good deal, you might not be human. You don’t have to be a bargain-hunting coupon clipper to appreciate paying less for something. When it comes to your family’s groceries, clothes, or the handbag you’ve been coveting, finding the lowest price is fine. But when it comes to aesthetic treatments? Shopping around for the best possible …

Legs Of Woman Before and After Varicose Vein Treatment

Before and After Laser Vein Treatment: Benefits from a Patient Perspective

Steven Kim, MD Blog

When patients visit our laser vein treatment center, they’re not just worried about the appearance of varicose veins––in most cases, varicose veins are having a negative impact on their quality of life as well. We’ve shared some of the most common questions patients have about laser vein treatment, but now we’re going to take a look at what the experience …

Young Woman With Joint Pain In The Wrist

Is Joint Replacement the Only Option for Chronic Joint Pain?

Jenny Gartshteyn, MD Blog

If you suffer from chronic joint pain, you likely feel desperate for a solution. The pain can make simple everyday activities like walking up the stairs or going grocery shopping unbearable. You go from doctor to doctor, trying to find someone who listens and understands, and finally you’re told that the only option left is total joint replacement. Should you …

Close Up Of A Woman's Leg With Vericose Veins

Venacure EVLT Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins and More

Steven Kim, MD Blog

Many people suffer from chronic or superficial skin conditions, which show themselves in a variety of ways, including raised blood vessels, discoloration, or lesions. While many of these conditions might be harmless to your overall health, they often impact your quality of life and can cause uneasiness and depression. Venacure EVLT is a state-of-the-art laser treatment for varicose veins thanks …

Achilles tendinitis pain

Achilles Tendinitis Pain Symptoms and Treatment Options

Jag Desai, MD Blog

The Achilles tendon is the tendon that connects the two major muscles of the calf, the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, to the back of your heel. These muscles are essential for walking, and allow you to push off with your foot or balance on your toes. Achilles tendinitis is a condition of inflammation caused by overuse of the foot by …

Rheumatologist Dr. Jenny Gartshteyn of CORE Medical & Wellness

Welcoming Rheumatologist Dr. Jenny Gartshteyn to CORE Medical & Wellness

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At CORE Medical & Wellness, we are proud to offer an integrated approach to healthcare, treating your body as a whole rather than focusing only on specific symptoms. As part of our commitment to whole-body medicine, we are excited to welcome rheumatologist Dr. Jenny Gartshteyn to our practice. Dr. Gartshteyn completed her Rheumatology Clinical Fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center, …

Torn ACL

Do I Need Surgery for a Torn ACL?

Jag Desai, MD Blog

The anterior cruciate ligament, more commonly known as the ACL, is a critical ligament in the knee that provides stability for the joint. Spraining or tearing this ligament is one of the most common ways we injure our knees. When this type of injury occurs, everyday tasks become difficult to manage and even the simple act of walking may become …

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14 Most Common Questions About Laser Vein Treatment

Steven Kim, MD Blog

At CORE Medical & Wellness, we see patients everyday with varicose vein leg pain. Many of them are researching the different options for treatment and they want to know why they should choose laser vein therapy over all the other solutions out there. Does it really work? Or is it just hype? We get so many questions from patients about …

Healthy eating for vein health

Improving Vein Health by Eating Better

Steven Kim, MD Blog

When patients have their varicose veins treated at our clinic, they want to do everything they can to maintain their results and prevent new varicose veins from forming. Will compression stockings help? Exercise? Is there a diet for varicose veins? Over the next few months, we’re going to address some of the most common questions we get from our patients …

Angry Woman with Pain

Is Your Anger Making Your Pain Worse?

Shelly Sharma, MD Blog

There is a growing body of scientific research about the relationship between our minds and our bodies. As an integrated health practice, we are excited to see Western science finally acknowledging what other medical traditions have long known: that how we feel emotionally has a profound impact on our physical well-being. Before digging into the research on how anger and …

Depressed senior man

Combating Cognitive Decline in Older Men

Jag Desai, MD Blog

A steady decline in cognitive abilities is an unfortunate reality that comes with age. Mild cognitive impairment, the phase between the expected mental decline that comes with age and the more severe illness of dementia, affects about one in five people over the age of 65. Men are particularly at risk and are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than …

Xeomin treatments

What Is Xeomin and How Does It Work?

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While it’s nearly impossible to find someone who hasn’t at least heard of Botox, its counterpart Xeomin remains a bit more of a mystery. Although it might seem like a brand-new treatment option, Xeomin has actually been widely used in dermatology for years. Like Botox, Xeomin’s primary purpose is to block nerve impulses, which helps relax muscles and prevent wrinkles …

Doctor In White Coat Holding Out Hand To Explain Regenerative Medicine

What Is Regenerative Medicine?

Jag Desai, MD Blog

The innovative field of regenerative medicine allows physicians to replace or repair damaged and missing tissue or organs in the human body through a combination of medical technology and cellular therapy. Together, these approaches magnify your body’s ability to heal itself or take over the essential functions of a permanently damaged organ. Although it is a relatively new area of …

Dr. Kim Of Core Medical Wellness Giving The 55 KIP Seminar Presentation

Recap: Varicose Vein Presentation and Screening With Dr. Kim

Steven Kim, MD Blog

As a part of their pledge of community outreach and education, CORE Medical & Wellness partnered with 55 KIP Center earlier this month to offer a seminar on the treatment of varicose veins, as well as offer a free vein screening. The event was hosted by Dr. Steven Kim, a vein expert who is part of the CORE Medical & …

radiofrequency treatment

What Is Non-Surgical Orthopedics?

Jag Desai, MD Blog

While injuries to your bones, muscles, and joints can sometimes be complex, on many occasions these wounds can be treated without the use of surgery. These methods attempt to heal damage to the musculoskeletal system through non-invasive treatment options. Although it may not be an option for some particularly difficult injuries or deformities, many patients prefer to try nonsurgical orthopedics …