The Diagnosis of Pain: The Medical History

It is not hard for a doctor to diagnose pain. Every medical student is taught defining characteristics that are entered into the patient's chart, substantiating the baseline pain: historic and physical data, patient self-assessment, numeric values, and physical exam findings.

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Switching from Warfarin to Rivaroxaban

In transitioning from warfarin or Coumadin® to rivaroxaban or brand name Xarelto®, it is important to know how it works: it stops clotting factor Xa from working, thinning the blood. It starts working after a few hours of taking it. If you stop taking it, your blood returns to normal clotting in 1-2 days. For... Continue Reading →

Non-Opioid Pain Management by Dr Forest Tennant

WITHDRAWAL OF OPIOIDS AND PAIN MANAGEMENT WITHOUT OPIOIDS By Dr Forest Tennant   We are pleased to share information from Dr. Forest Tennant, grandfather of PracticalPainManagement.com, teacher of intractable pain and arachnoiditis management. Read more about Dr. Tennant here. Arachnoiditis is a complication of epidural steroid injections (ESI) wherein the normal layer of arachnoid tissue is chronically... Continue Reading →

Organic Orange Blueberry Scones

Lots of people cook, but not everyone can bake. There is something really wonderful about baking. I love the smell of aromatics from the kitchen, especially on a toasty morning with chilly briskness in the outside air. Using pastry flour adds an extra touch of yumminess, especially for those who eat carbs on rare occasions!... Continue Reading →

Organic Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

Great for first-time bakers, just line up the ingredients and follow the pictures! Organic and buttermilk, too! Super moist, as we add a tablespoon of 100% olive oil. And super healthy, as we add chia and ground flax seeds – par excellence! oh- and SUGAR-FREE, exuding an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant-laden richness! Read more...  This recipe was... Continue Reading →

Organic Paleo Muffins

Are you on the run in the morning? Best to grab some weekday morning protein to start off your day, and this is a surefire way to do it in style: Organic Paleo muffins! Use this recipe and you'll never be the same! Read here.   This recipe was first published on Dr Aranda's companion... Continue Reading →

Organic Carrot Cake

Using all organic products makes for more color and vitality. So does using about twice as many carrots than most recipes. Now and then, I also love the texture of diced fresh figs instead of raisins, as well as hand-broken walnuts for a chunky crunch. In the beginning... read more   This recipe was originally posted... Continue Reading →

Organic Beef Pepper Stew

Fit for a queen or king, this recipe is sure to be a keeper! Great for company on a cold afternoon or evening, especially great if you’re single and cooking for one or two… this stew will also liven up your gut! Filled with onions and peppers of any color, the red organic peppers burst... Continue Reading →

How are you Aging?

Read about Dr. Margaret Aranda's views on aging and the diseases you can prevent by the choices and lifestyle that you live via The Chronic Life Diet. Additional Articles by Dr. Margaret Aranda Organic Orange Blueberry Scones Organic Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins Organic Paleo Muffins Organic Carrot Cake Diabetes & Obesity How are you Aging? 10... Continue Reading →

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