It is far too common that I see individuals who have received poor medical care. In fact, I would even go as far as to call it medical indifference because that is what patients are receiving. Far too often, when we Read More
There was a recent story done by CNN that exposed that medical claims were being denied by Aetna without so much as reviewing the medical record. This is concerning and makes one wonder how many Read More
According to research in The Lancet (2016) and the Journal of the American Medical Association (2016) they appear to be ineffective. Overall health and fitness outcomes were no better after 12 months and weight loss was less in those subjects that wore wearable fitness devices compared to those who did not Read More
I recently read an article on the effects of over urbanization on the mental health of the population. Over the last 50 years there has been more development and a steep population increase in those living in cities. Attention Restoration Theory (ART) suggests that those who spend time in natural environments can Read More
Deep breathing has been shown to calm the brain. Through slow deep breaths, the brain’s pacemaker called the pre-BOTzinger complex, which is a cluster of neurons in the brain stem, forms an electrical circuit with the locus coeruleous. This circuit causes us to be anxious and calm when we breathe quickly Read More
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as Myalgic Encephalitis, is a syndrome that affects between 836,000 and 2.5 million Americans. This condition is characterized by incapacitating fatigue, sleep abnormalities, autonomic manifestations, cognitive problems, and joint pain. Symptoms are usually made Read More
1. You may have short-term pain relief but no reputable studies demonstrate long-term pain relief. Placing your body in an inverted position can add a temporary lengthening effect that may reduce your pain while in that position but when you return to upright your pain will return.
Recovering from an injury is always difficult. Each person faces their own unique circumstances, physical and mental challenges and has their own expectations. Those who are not working in healthcare do not realize that recovering what you have lost is never guaranteed after something happens to you.
The health of our citizenry is poor. Americans continue to work long hours and multiple jobs only to see very little economic progress. We are only human and can only do this for so long and eventually we break down.