10 Complications of Diabetes

By the time you finish reading this article, you will want to avoid diabetes or pre-diabetes. If you are over age 50, you will especially need to avoid getting Type II or adult diabetes. In 2015, there were an estimated 30.3 million in the US with diabetes, or 1 in 10 adults. That figure is an underestimation, as more than... Continue Reading →

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Strong Patient Advocate: Richard “Red” Lawhern, PhD

Richard "Red" Lawhern's exemplary article on behalf of patients with chronic pain is selected as he Strong Patient Advocate article of the week! Red is featured on the Roy Green show today at  by Richard A. Lawhern, Ph.D. “Catch 22” is a phrase that most of us recognize. It refers to a satirical novel by Joseph... Continue Reading →

What is a Diagnosis?

Lots of people want to know the definition of "diagnosis." Merriam-Webster.com puts "diagnosis" in the Top 10% of searches. "dia" in Greek means "apart." + "gignōskein" is "to recognize" or "to know" "gnō" is "to come to know," as in spiritually; = diagignōskein  - ‘distinguish, discern' DIAGNOSIS  Originating in modern Latin around 1675-85, this late 17th-century... Continue Reading →

January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month

There is an Emergency Need for blood & platelet donors right now. Patients are depending on us." ~ The American Red Cross You Never Know when You'll Need A Blood Transfusion. It is important that if you need it, you have it. ... waiting for you. Lots of people enjoy the Holidays without going in... Continue Reading →

#1. Teen Mindfulness: 10 General Concepts

Perhaps your teen is going on age eighteen and getting ready to graduate high school and move out of the house for college next year. She or he has outgrown pediatric health care. Ask your doctor about having your teen become more independent. “What a great transition, from childhood to adolescence! And what a milestone,... Continue Reading →

10 Reasons Why your Teen Needs to Go to the ER

No one likes to go to the Emergency Room (ER), with long wait times and the possibility of catching the flu. Teens may not be any more reluctant than the rest of us, yet they may voice their fears more adamantly. That’s okay; let’s be reasonable. 10 Reasons Why your Teen Needs to Go to... Continue Reading →

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