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Giardia Infection

Giardia Infection

Giardia is a parasite that can cause intestinal symptoms in an infected person.  Symptoms such as diarrhea, bloating, belching, gas and cramps that occur while camping or traveling in a third world country are highly suspicious of giardiasis.  Outbreaks at daycare...

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How to Know if a Concussion is an Emergency

How to Know if a Concussion is an Emergency

Impact to the head can cause a "brain bruise", or concussion.  Only about 10% of people who have a concussion actually get knocked out, while most will have other symptoms which occur alone or in combination.  Common complaints include headache, dizziness, confusion,...

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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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