Tag: Teresa Liccardi

A Deep Breath . . . Exercise for our Brains

By Teresa Liccardi, M.D.   Here we are again at the beginning of another New Year. Once again I have set new goals for myself; simple ones like eating more...

January 3, 2014 | comments

Narrative Medicine

By Teresa Liccardi, M.D.   I had cared for Mr. Elder (a factitious name) for more than three years. During that time he had suffered worsening poverty, and the ongoing...

October 4, 2013 | comments

Smiles for Kids

By Teresa Liccardi, M.D. It was Oct. 31, 1973 and at 13 years old all I wanted to do was get back home to trick or treat with my friends....

September 6, 2013 | comments

A Precious Gift

By Teresa Liccardi, M.D. Understanding palliative care, hospice and advance directives     Every brand new day should be unwrapped like a precious gift. Harry Harrison, radio personality In the...

August 2, 2013 | comments

Save a Life: Prevent a Stroke – Act F.A.S.T.

By Teresa Liccardi, M.D. Recently a patient called our clinic saying he awoke not feeling well and asked if he could come in for a visit that same morning. When...

July 5, 2013 | comments

Alla Salute: A Look At The Mediterranean Diet

By Teresa Liccardi, M.D. As summer approaches the warm nights bring to my mind memories of my Neapolitan immigrant grandmother who passed many years ago at 98 years of age....

June 7, 2013 | comments

Mindfulness and Child Rearing

By Teresa Liccardi, M.D. Parenting is not an easy task. “Disciplining” children when they are behaving poorly leads to conflict and emotional distress for parents and children. Our children often...

May 3, 2013 | comments

The 3 A’s: April, Alcohol, Awareness

By Teresa Liccardi, M.D. April has been designated as national alcohol awareness month. This month has been chosen because of a very troubling fact. According to the National Highway and...

April 5, 2013 | comments