Kathleen Romito MD


Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

Discusses pinkeye (conjunctivitis). Covers what causes it and symptoms. Offers home treatment tips. Also offers tips to prevent spreading it. Includes pictures of normal eye and one with pinkeye.

Heavy Sweating

Why do people sweat? Sweating is your body’s way of cooling down and getting rid of some chemicals. Sometimes heavy sweating is normal. You may sweat a lot when you exercise, when you are too hot, or when you are frightened. It’s normal for teenagers to sweat more than they did when they were younger. A teen’s sweat…

Hip Replacement Surgery

Learn what to expect during hip replacement surgery and how it can ease the pain of arthritis.

General leg stretches

To do effective stretching exercises, hold each stretch for at least 15 to 30 seconds. Don’t bounce while you stretch. Just relax and breathe freely. Calf stretch Place your hands on a wall for balance. You can also do this with your hands on the back of a chair, a countertop, or a tree. Step back with your left leg…

Getting Support When You Have Low Back Pain

When your back hurts all or most of the time, it can affect more than just your body. There’s an emotional side to chronic pain. You may need a shoulder to cry on or someone to talk to. You need support. Support groups—where you meet or talk to people who are dealing with the same issues you are—can be a great source of…