Diet and Headaches

    Many headache sufferers know that their headaches can be triggered by bright lights, loud noises, and chemical odors. Diet and food choices may also be a source of headache triggers. Not only can specific foods trigger a headache, but dietary habits can also play a role. Fasting, dehydration, or skipping meals may cause […]

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Types of Headaches

Types of Headaches Migraine Headache: • May occur with or without aura • Nausea with the headache • Light sensitivity with the headache • Interferes with activities Tension Headache: • Bilateral • Non-pulsating pain • Mild to moderate • Not worsened by activity Cluster Headache: • Frequent occurrence • Severe • Brief < 3 hours […]

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Summary of the 2013 AHA/ACC Cholesterol Recommendations

 Heart healthy lifestyle habits are the most important foundation of disease prevention. However, despite many of our patients’ best efforts, their elevated cholesterol levels will put them at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Additionally, many of our patients already suffer from atherosclerotic vascular disease (AVSCD) including stroke, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and coronary heart […]

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Fibromyalgia

Introduction Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain, diffuse tenderness and fatigue. The word “fibromyalgia” comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek ones for muscle (myo) and pain (algia).1, 3 Fibromyalgia is considered a rheumatic condition, a medical condition that impairs the joints and/or soft tissues […]

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Winter is here : Protect your Back

When winter comes millions of Americans take to shoveling snow, chopping wood and Winter sports. Not a small percentage of us will end up with aching backs. We may be miserable for varying periods of time, even incapacitated for weeks or months. More often than not, back pain sufferers are ordinarily sedentary individuals with sagging […]

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Prescription Overdose

Prescription pain pill overdose has become a public health epidemic. CDC statistics indicate 15,000 people / year die from pain pill overdose. Alternative therapies need to be explored, developed and applied. Long term opioid therapy should only be considered after determining that alternative therapies do not deliver adequate pain relief. http://www.cdc.gov/features/vitalsigns/painkilleroverdoses/index.html

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