From Dr. Forrest Tennant: Hyperalgesia: No Reason to Stop or Reduce Opioids

We all feel pain when pricked by a thorn. Patients with "hyperalgesia" have pain to things that do not usually hurt others. As one can imagine, this can be a very stressful way to live, to say the least. This is a recent article by Dr. Forrest Tennant, MD, a double-American Board Certified doctor in pain... Continue Reading →

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Curriculum Vitae

Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD   University Education/Training Activity/Degree/Institution B.A.  /   Biology, California State University, Northridge, Cum Laude N/A  /   Medicine  Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma M.D.   Medicine /  Keck USC School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California Anesthesiology /  Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Critical Care  /  Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford,... Continue Reading →

Personal Profile, Dr. Margaret Aranda

MARGARET ARANDA, MD, PhD Profile Dr. Margaret Aranda is a Keck USC medical school graduate, and Stanford alumni of anesthesiology and critical care. She was also trained in Forensic and Age Management Medicine. Her dedication to knowledge and our Veterans started as President of the Pre-Med Club at the Sepulveda VA in California. The second... Continue Reading →

Not all Disabilities are Visible

I know I look like I'm healthy. It's a funny thing that the even the doctor's don't understand...It's an even funnier thing to finally be out of a wheelchair...

10 Reasons Why a Hug is Healthy

Yes, that's right! Do you think it's tiring to Share a Hug with your Friends? Can you get a Hug from your teenager? Do you inwardly seethe when Aunt Martha wants to squeeze you? Guess what? You do need to actually Hug back, because all Hugs are Shared! A heart-to-heart Hug (literally, chests touching for 30 sec)... Continue Reading →

Taking Shape

 I don't roar anymore. Figure 1. The Rebel Patient is on Twitter. She wants you there, too. You can Re-Tweet (RT) this Tweet here: ~ ~ ~ I try not to get too excited when silly or amazing things happen because I don't want my emotions to completely carry me away. Figure 2. I try not to... Continue Reading →

I Am A Writer

So thrilled! I've been writing and #amwriting my newest book, The Rebel Patient. In this excursion, my awareness prompts me to discover anew: I am a Writer I'm also an editor, as my brain automatically edits everything I read, finding spelling, punctuation, or expository writing presentation style mistakes with immediate error-detection. That's just how my brain... Continue Reading →

#8. Teen Mindfulness: 10 Steps to Medical Independence

Your pediatrician knows that one day, your child will outgrow pediatric practice and ‘graduate’ to seeing an adolescent or adult physician. Perhaps your pediatrician already has added credentials in Board Certified Pediatric Adolescent Medicine. He or she may very well have specific recommendations on who the next doctor should be, based on your child's history... Continue Reading →

#7. Teen Mindfulness: 5 Types of Board Certified Doctors

Who should your teen see as her first independent doctor? Evidence shows that patients receive improved medical care from doctors that graduate with special certificates that make them American Board Certified. American Board Certification is a highly regarded certification to hold, as it is revered for all the additional training, clinical experience and knowledge on... Continue Reading →

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