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What to Expect from Pain Management

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“When patients go to see a Pain Management Specialist, their pain is usually complex and chronic. Chronic pain is persistent for usually at least 3 to 6 months. By the time a patient has his or her first visit with a Pain Management Specialist, the patient is often very uncomfortable […]

Lupus Patients Find Community Online

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One of the hardest things about having lupus is that people who have it generally don’t look sick. When they park in a handicap parking space, they may feel self-conscious. Many lupus patients get be glared at by people who wonder why seemingly healthy people are taking parking places away […]

Why is my Elbow Hurting?

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The words “tennis elbow” bring tennis playing to mind, but that is far from the only cause of this painful condition. If your elbow is hurting, it could be tennis elbow, even if you’ve never swung a racket. What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow is an over-use injury that happens […]

What Our Doctors Need to Hear

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We all have things that we look for in a healthcare provider. At the top of most peoples’ lists is a provider who is a good listener. We rightly assume that someone who takes the time to listen to us will probably also take the time to care about us […]

Colorectal Cancer: A Silent Killer


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. As with all cancers, the sooner colorectal cancer is found and treated, the greater the chance that treatment will be successful. On the other hand, the longer the cancer grows without being discovered, the less likely the chance that it can be treated successfully.  […]

Cancer Survivors 2 to 6 Times More Likely to Die of Heart Disease

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When patients are first diagnosed with cancer, their main concern is survival. Fortunately, cancer treatments are powerful and often successful, with success varying according to the type of cancer. There are estimated to be over 18 million cancer survivors in the US alone. That number is, thankfully, increasing. This is […]

6 Tips for Preventing Acne

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Acne may look skin-deep, but it can cause serious emotional harm. While some people only experience a mild case in their teenage years, others have it for decades. People with acne may suffer from bullying, depression and isolation. Acne can affect more than your skin (aad.org) Not all acne is […]

Is Dense Breast Tissue a Problem?

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It’s easy to get alarmed when our mammogram report contains information we don’t understand. One term that appears on a lot of mammograms is the phrase “dense breasts”. What does this mean? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?  In order to understand what a “dense breast” is, it helps to […]

Best Foot Forward with Diabetes 

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Uncontrolled diabetes can damage blood vessels, especially in the feet. When blood vessels get blocked, nerves in the feet begin to die. When this happens, a feeling of “pins and needles”, pain or numbness results.  Numbness may not sound like a bad thing, but it can be very dangerous. Pain […]