What To Know If You Want To Go Vegetarian
added on: September 2, 2015

A lot of our patients don’t eat meat. There are dozens of completely noble and sound reasons to skip the animal-based proteins, and health benefits, too, like a reduced chance for high blood pressure and cancer! Some people eat vegetarian diets to control their weight. But since vegetarians may be at a higher risk for… Read More…


3 Things That Are Hurting Your Teeth
added on: June 17, 2015

There are many things that can hurt your teeth. Not brushing and flossing on a regular basis is one, avoiding visits to my dental office in Westfield is another. But some things are not as obvious and just and harmful. As we discuss some of the ways you could be hurting your teeth, you’ll notice… Read More…


Bella Blog
added on: October 15, 2013

It is an honor for Dr. Merriman to serve on their Medical Advisory Board and have the opportunity to share information with the Bella readers. “I love the philosophy of ‘Beauty as defined by you’.” Here are Dr. Merriman’s latest contributions to BellaNYC Magazine: Ask the Experts: When is the best time to visit a… Read More…


Back to School
added on: October 8, 2012

As Labor Day rolls around every September, millions of families across America get their children ready to go back to school. I know many of my friends and patients regard this as the start of a ‘new year’ and I certainly approach it as such. Even though children openly grumble about earlier bedtimes and impending homework, there… Read More…


Halloween – Trick or Treat?
added on: October 24, 2010

“Do you let your kids eat candy?” I am often asked that question. I have witnessed all kinds of parental controls and attitudes towards the consumption of sticky, gooey and sugary treats. With Halloween around the corner, who can avoid the supermarket aisles of supersized bags of every possible variety of chocolate, gum and candy…. Read More…

Posted In: Eating, Family, Food, Health

Passions
added on: August 24, 2010

Passions are personal. But the result of living a life that includes, and revolves around, different passions is universal. How many times have you had a conversation with someone who just gushed about a subject or spent time with someone who seemed to be doing something that just released a special energy into the air?… Read More…

Posted In: Clams, Oysters, Passions

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