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Ideas for Stay-at-Home Activities

Ideas for Stay-at-Home Activities

 Ideas for stay at home activities  We have compiled a bunch of sites with different styles for different needs. Each offers different ways to manage/enjoy your day. Interests vary from person to person, so find your things or explore new ones. Some sights...

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Trigger Point Injection

Trigger Point Injection

Many of us will get a muscle spasm in our neck or back sometime during our lives. Frequently, massage, moist heat, stretches and/or muscle relaxers are enough to work out these "kinks". More severe and persistent spasms occasionally require a visit to the physical...

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A looming health care crisis

A looming health care crisis

Patients frequently ask me how Obamacare will affect the practice of medicine.  It is really anybody's guess, and there are many opinions on the subject.  It is one of the most hotly debated topics at professional meetings and in the doctor's lounge.No one argues...

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Frostbite

Frostbite

This video demonstrates the natural progression of mild frostbite, which heals on its own and does not require surgical cleaning, skin grafts or amputation. If you suspect frostbite in yourself or in someone else, gently warm the affected area with body heat or...

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Chicken pox is highly contagious

Chicken pox is highly contagious

I got a call in the office today from a patient who felt she had chicken pox. She asked a very good question...how long am I contagious?Varicella zoster, or chicken pox, is a viral infection that starts with typical cold symptoms....runny nose, cough and sneezing.  1...

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Testing for tuberculosis

Testing for tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a highly contagious respiratory disease, typically spread by coughing.  For this reason, health care workers, child care providers, teachers and others who work closely with the public are routinely screened for TB with a PPD skin test.  Tests are read...

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Shoulder injection

Shoulder injection

Shoulder injection with cortisone and a numbing agent are commonly performed in our office to treat shoulder pain, usually with good success. Tendonitis and bursitis of the shoulder are the most common causes of pain and limited range of motion in this joint, and...

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How to Prevent Constipation

How to Prevent Constipation

Constipation is defined as having a bowel movement less frequently than three times a week.  Many people are prone to this common problem, and there are a number of things that can be done to decrease the chance of constipation developing: Drink plenty of fluids,...

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Stay-at-home moms deserve respect

Stay-at-home moms deserve respect

When Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen suggested this past week that stay-at-home mom Ann Romney, wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was not qualified to discuss the economy because she "hasn't worked a day in her life", my blood boiled and my blood pressure...

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