September 2010

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Banish Dry Eyes Naturally

Many of my over 40 patients complain of dry, burning, itching eyes and ask me what they can do about them. Well, you can do a lot, I tell them. You see, dry eyes are a common occurrence in those of us past age 40, especially women in menopause where hormonal changes can cause dryness […]

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Sleep Deprivation: How To Avoid It

In today’s busy world, many of my patient’s complain of not sleeping well. They burn the candle at both ends and may wind up not going to bed until 3 or 4 a.m. and get up again at 7 a.m. to start another workday! This is a destructive pattern that can wreak havoc on your […]

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Good Ergonomics Keep You Injury Free

Like most of my patients, you probably spend at least 8 hours a day working. For whatever your profession is, a set of ergonomics has been developed for it. The science of ergonomics was created to design workplace environments, furniture, devices, and specific positions that would allow people to work comfortably and productively during their […]

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Depression And Pain Part II: Treatments

In my last article, I spoke to you about the association between chronic pain and depression; how one can cause/aggravate the other because the part of the brain that controls mood also controls pain. I suggested several things that you can do on your own to try and alleviate, or reduce, your pain and/or help […]

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Is Depression Causing Your Physical Pain?

Often times a patient will come in complaining of a recurrent stiff neck, or back ache, or aching leg muscles that seem to have no physical cause. When I ask them if they’re depressed, they look at me as if I just told them they were imagining their pain. Their aches are real all right, […]

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Melanoma: How To Recognize It

Now and then a patient will come to me wondering if an odd spot on their face or neck is cancerous.  Nine times out of ten it’s just an age spot or a big freckle that has formed from being out in the sun too much without protection.  Rarely, though, it does turn out to […]

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Bedbug Renaissance!

Sleep tight; don’t let the bedbugs bite! If you think this expression is just an old wives’ tale…think again. These nasty critters may be lurking in your next hotel stay. Yes, that’s right Bedbugs are on the rise so much so that there is actually a website, bedbugregistry.com, devoted to tracking infestations in apartment buildings […]

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Healthy Work Habits Could Save Your Life!

Are you like some of my patients who get to work early, leave late, and bring work home over the weekend? Do you feel antsy, guilty, and even unwell when you’re not working? Are you going to be laboring this Labor Day instead of taking the day off to relax with your family and/or friends? […]

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