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Common Symptoms of Depression

Common Symptoms of Depression

Generalizations are risky at best, but a common way of thinking, and are often applied to the symptoms of depression.  A person with depression isn't always extremely tearful or outwardly suicidal.  There are a vast number of other findings that can indicate the...

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The Good News about Anxiety

The Good News about Anxiety

Panic Attack In through the nostrils Out through the mouth Breathe breathe breathe Shake your hands You can beat this Pounding pounding pounding In your chest. Don’t keep looking out the window Its too tempting and besides- You are on the fourth floor. Okay, if you...

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How To Get Better Sleep

How To Get Better Sleep

Insomnia, or trouble sleeping, is a widespread problem that affects a large percentage of people at some time during their lives. Lack of sleep can have a huge impact on one's health, including increasing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure,...

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Palpitations

Palpitations

A frequent medical office visit is for the complaint of one's heart beating hard, fast and/or skipping beats.  This is known as palpitations, and is a very common problem with multiple causes, some of which are serious.  Generally, the reasons for this problem falls...

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Vitamin D Defiency

Vitamin D Defiency

The has been a lot of interest recently in the therapeutic benefits of Vitamin D.  This interest follows the realization that many adults, especially in northern climates, are D deficient, generally in the winter where there is less sun exposure.  With this interest...

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

"Doc, my muscles are always stiff and sore and I'm so tired.  What's wrong with me?"  This is a common complaint that I frequently hear in my office, and it is often due to fibromyalgia. This chronic condition affects about 1 in 50 people and is more common in women. ...

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