Posts tagged Stress
The Fear of Addressing The Problem Is The Real Problem

Most patients come into a doctor’s office with some sort of abnormal symptom that have been going on a long time. We all expect a state of dis-ease to heal itself and many times, over a period of days, you will start feeling better. The innate nature of the human body is to attain a state of homeostasis. A lot of patients are looking for a quick fix which is possible if the condition has been there for a short amount of time. But if you keep putting off taking care of that check engine light on your car, sometimes you end up with a bigger problem than it should have been. Of course, what keeps people from coming into see the doctor?

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How to Prevent Falls at Home – Part II

Today I would like to mention a few more tips you can utilize at home in order to prevent falls. The post “Get Grandma Out of Her Chair” began this discussion and highlighted the significance of falls in the elderly. The previous post of this series mentioned several tips you can use in your home to prevent falls. I would like to expand on the tips by mentioning a few mental changes that need to be made.

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Back Pain - Will It Ever Go Away?

Eighty percent of people suffer from back pain at some time in their lives. Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. My best friend is an internal medicine resident at Scott & White, and he tells me his experience confirms this statistic to be true. Most cases of back pain are mechanical in origin, meaning they are not caused by other ailments such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture, or cancer. So what does cause back pain?

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