“Thanks are the highest form of thought, and … gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” —GK Chesterton This is the time of year for conflicting messages. One day we’re eating turkey with family and friends, giving thanks for all that is good in our lives. The very next day, though, we’re bombarded with ads for all the things we […]

“Oh, my aching back!” Whenever I hear someone say that, I want to ask them, “What are you doing about it?” Back pain, like any musculoskeletal injury, should not be ignored. There are three basic types of back pain: Acute – pain lasting less than three months. This pain is often related to a specific […]

There is a fair amount of “smoke and mirrors” when it comes to the marketing of the e-cigarette. Currently, there are 466 brands and 7,764 flavors available in retail shops and online. All kinds of tactics are underway to market these products, including referring to them as a “green” alternative to smoking. They are not. […]

Click here to see if you qualify for this clinical trial opportunity. Today, 1.6 million Americans suffer with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis (UC) – collectively know as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). IBD is a chronic, relapsing, debilitating disease associated with both environmental and genetic factors. It affects 1 in 200 Americans (80,000 children) at […]

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 20 percent of people over the age of 55 experience some form of mental health condition, such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, cognition issues and depression. Depression is the most common and also very treatable. Unfortunately, the elderly are often resistant to seeking treatment because […]

Got knee pain? You are not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans experience knee pain. Knees are the most commonly injured joints in the body due to everyday wear and tear and even more pressure for those who are more active, like runners. Fortunately, we have the power to protect our knees. Evidence shows that exercising the […]

Lately, I hear people saying: “Gosh, it’s already November!” Yes, the autumn – and now stick season — is upon us and with that comes a shift in our energy and mood. We are naturally affected by changes in our environment, and our energy is influenced by the decrease in daylight hours. During these colder […]

Approximately 29.1 million people or about 9.0 percent the United States population have diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a common and increasingly prevalent chronic disease, which accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Another 79 million, or 35 percent of adults in the United States age 20 years or older, […]

October is Health Literacy Month. Health literacy is the ability to obtain, process, and understand the basic health information needed to make health decisions and access the services needed to prevent or treat illness. Low health literacy affects patient outcomes as well as health care costs. Patients with poor health literacy make more medication errors, […]