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  • A Quick Spin on Dizziness, Vertigo and Other Balance Disorders November 20, 2017

    Common, rarely life-threatening, but very unsettling, an attack of dizziness or vertigo can send your world into a spin with simple acts like turning around to back up a car, bending down to tie a shoe or looking up at the sky.

    A range of ... Continue Reading

  • Lyme Disease: Solving the Puzzle May 1, 2015

    Lyme Disease 2

    Unsurprisingly for an illness known as “The Great Imitator,” the misconceptions surrounding Lyme Disease continue to proliferate. Acute or chronic? Highly treatable or stubbornly resistant? Misdiagnosed because of symptoms that mimic conditions like lupus, multiple ... Continue Reading

  • Medical Mysteries – Sneeze, Shivers, Yawns, Goose Bumps and Hiccups January 27, 2014

    Health Wise Winter 2014 FINAL DD1

    The miracles of the human body are on continual display each day. Even involuntary actions, such as sneezing and shivering, help our bodies function optimally.

    The big sneeze.

    Every time we breathe in foreign particles, sensors in our noses and sinuses ... Continue Reading

  • Peripheral Neuropathy August 27, 2013

    HealthWise Fall 2013 FINAL DD12

    It can start as “pins and needles,” as if your hand or foot has fallen asleep, followed by burning, feelings of electric shock, muscle weakness, or extreme sensitivity to the lightest touch. Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a chronic and painful ... Continue Reading

  • Eyes – In Focus April 27, 2013

    It is safe to assume that many readers of this newsletter put on their reading glasses first! For most of us, vision changes seem to be noticed in our 40’s. We may have first noticed difficulty reading the fine print on a label or ... Continue Reading

  • Osteoporosis – Can you avoid the break? August 27, 2012

    One in two women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) reports that by 2020, half of all male and female Americans over the age of 50 are likely to have osteoporosis or low ... Continue Reading

  • Arthritis – Cause of Aches and Pains? June 27, 2012

    The human body has a remarkable way of speaking to us. While there may be plausible explanations for certain aches and pains, such as exercise overexertion or the natural aging process, persistent painful joints may indicate a more serious health issue, such as arthritis.

    There ... Continue Reading

  • Stroke Awareness and Prevention April 27, 2012

    Nearly 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the nation’s leading cause of disability. While the majority of individuals who have a stroke are over the age of 65, surprisingly nearly ... Continue Reading

  • Snoring – Some Sound Advice January 27, 2012

    According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 90 million adults in the United States snore, which is almost 45% of all adults. Clearly, snoring is a phenomenon that cannot be ignored.

    It is difficult to imagine just what causes the variety of unusual and sometimes ... Continue Reading

  • Gas, Constipation and other Irregularities August 27, 2011

    Gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort, such as gas, constipation or loose stools, are issues everyone experiences at some point. However, if these issues are frequent or persistent, they should not be ignored. For some people, this may be easier said than done. Generally, talking about GI ... Continue Reading