This is a complaint I literally hear on a daily basis. While sometimes there is something structurally wrong in the back, often times there is little to offer someone outside of exercise, massage, acupuncture, physical therapy and medication. While most people get better, [Read more…] about Back Pain, It’s not Inevitable.
Every day, someone comes into th e office to tell me they have the flu, the mother, father, sister, brother, husband , wife or partner has the flu. They tell me about the nausea, the vomiting and the diarrhea.
It’s NOT the flu. Yes, it’s viral, but not all virus infections are “the flu”.
Yep, I finally got around to watching the movie, Sicko. Eye opening at the very least. As someone who is both a health care provider (and knows all to well how they change their minds and want payments made back – even though you’ve done the work), as well as a health care consumer who is facing larger and larger premiums for less and less coverage…the way Michael Moore portrayed universal health care in other questions has me asking all sorts of questions. [Read more…] about How do you experience health care?
It’s National Nurse Practitioner Week, and it seems to me that NP’s are still health cares best kept secrete. It’s high time some facts were put on the table…
1. Nurse Practitioners provide high quality primary, acute and specialty health care. NP’s can independently order and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose acute and chronic illness, prescribe medication, and manage a patient’s care. [Read more…] about The Nurse Practitioner
In the office, as well as in ER’s around the country…this is becoming a familiar site. It’s not a Spider Bite which is what people commonly think. If you call me and tell me you have a Spider Bite, I’ll bet my stethoscope you have what is known as a MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus) Infection. Some know it as the Superbug. What all this means is that this infection is resistant to several antibiotics. At it’s worse…it will kill. [Read more…] about MRSA… it is NOT a Spider Bite
Researchers at UCLA found that women between ages 45-54 were nearly 2.5 times more likely to suffer a stroke than men of the same age.