Entries by Daniel Chioko

FAQ: Your Gluten and Celiac Disease Questions Answered!

When it comes to gluten and celiac disease, many people have more questions than answers. Between fad diets, online supplements, and health claims that run the gamut from too-good-to-be-true to downright scary… how’s a person to know what to believe? In an effort to better serve you, our patients, the gastroenterologists at Nashville’s St. Thomas […]

Concussion 101: Know the Signs & What to Do

As summer winds down and the school year starts up, so does the sports season. In fact, approximately three out of four US households with school-aged children have at least one child involved in organized sports, according to the Aspen Institute. Playing youth sports offers a number of benefits. Children develop strength, coordination, confidence and […]

6 Stress Management Techniques for Improving Health

To a certain degree, stress is a normal part of life. But all indicators suggest that stress has gotten out of hand for many adults and teens in the US. The Global Organization for Stress reports: Stress is a top health concern for US high schoolers. Four in five adults feel stress on the job. […]

Vertigo May Affect As Many As 40% of Adults Age 40+

One in ten people experience vertigo, and four in ten adults age 40 and older will experience vertigo at some point in their lives. Vertigo is characterized by dizziness or a feeling that the room is spinning. This sensation is sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting. ENT doctors at St. Thomas Medical Group help adults […]

Are Essential Oils Beneficial? Safe? A Medical Perspective

Diffuse, inhale, ingest, massage… essential oils are catching on like wildfire! In North America alone, the aromatherapy market is expected to grow from $1.6B in 2016 to $2.8B by 2024. As more manufacturers enter the market and more health-conscious consumers begin experimenting with blends of lavender, peppermint, bergamot, and other oils, many are asking, “Are […]

How Well Do You Know Hypertension?

Hypertension, also known as “high blood pressure,” affects one in three adults in the U.S. and contributes to more than 1,000 deaths per day, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Individuals with high blood pressure are four times more likely to die from a stroke and three times more likely to die from […]

Get Help for COPD With a Pulmonologist In Nashville

More than three million people in the U.S. have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This group of progressive lung diseases, which includes emphysema, refractory asthma and chronic bronchitis, causes breathlessness and other symptoms. While serious, COPD can often be managed with the right diagnosis and treatment. That’s where the pulmonologists at St. Thomas Medical Group […]

The 5 Best Free Exercises Classes In Nashville

When it comes to exercise, the best option is simply the one that’s most likely to engage you. If you absolutely hate running, don’t try to make running a part of your life… you have other options, after all, that are more likely to keep you active and motivated. One of the best parts about […]

Should You See a Rheumatologist for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Approximately 1.5 million people in the U.S. have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). For many, the chronic joint pain significantly inhibits daily quality of life. Unlike osteoarthritis, which typically affects some joints but not others, rheumatoid arthritis affects the entire body. Individuals with RA may experience joints that are red, hot and swollen. Needless to say, this […]