One of this year’s new word. In Scandinavia it means comfort and it is a form of self-soothing- very therapeutic. To read more check out this article in the New York Times: Move Over, Marie Kondo: Make Room for the Hygge Hordes By PENELOPE GREENDEC. 24, 2016
This is the word of the year abroad and it is Danish for “comfort”. Apparently the comfort seeking behaviors of the Finns and the Danes are thought to be one of the keys to happiness. Here is a link to a great New York Times article about this: Move Over, Marie Kondo: Make Room for … More Hygge
More good reading: Using the Web or an App Instead of Seeing a Doctor? Caution Is Advised Austin Frakt New York Times July 11, 2016 Bottom line: Medical apps and web based searches are convenient but often inaccurate and are not replacement for a face to face medical encounter.
I was born in the Bronx and grew up on Long Island. After training mostly in the Northeast, I spent some time practicing in San Diego and then Chapel Hill, NC where my children were raised. After 35 years away, I returned to New York City and have been practicing general internal medicine and rheumatology … More About me
As an arthritis and autoimmune disease specialist, or rheumatologist, I frequently see patients who fear that they have lupus. Lupus is one of many “autoimmune diseases”. In these conditions, a patient’s immune system attacks her own cells and tissues. This can result in problems such as arthritis and skin rashes, or more … More My ANA is positive. Do I have lupus?