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Cortisone Shots: Pain Relief vs. Side Effects 

Shots of cortisone, a powerful anti-inflammatory drug, bring many people tremendous relief from pain associated with gout, bursitis, arthritis, tendinitis and other joint issues. Unfortunately, cortisone can have serious side effects if too much is given within too short a time frame. It can cause damage to the cartilage, nerves, bones and tendons, as well as other side effects, […]

Shift Work and “Bad Health Dominoes”  

Shift work is bad for your sleep, and lack of sleep can contribute to diabetes. Rotating shift work that overlaps with midnight to 6 am, leads to a 37% increase in diabetes risk in men and a 9% increase in diabetes risk in women. The more years of shift work someone works, the greater will […]

Orthotics: A Solution that Fits

Your feet are, quite literally, the foundation on which you stand and walk. If the way you stand and walk is not correct, this can cause pain in your feet, ankles, legs or back.   One tool for correcting the way a person stands or walks is the use of medical-grade shoe adaptors known as “orthotics”. […]