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More on Getting More Sleep

More on Getting More Sleep

Many years ago a patient of mine recommended Buckys eye masks. They’re not just your average nighttime eye mask. They’re padded so they don’t put pressure on your eyelids like the flat ones do. And they have a little pouch in them so you can put a sachet of your favorite nighty night scent in […]

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Get More Sleep

Get More Sleep

  Why do we yawn? It’s not because we’re bored. How often do you yawn because you’re bored?  We take in more oxygen when we yawn. Maybe we need more oxygen. I believe yawning was a signal we developed before we used language. It might have been a way to show our teeth before fighting. […]

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Fear of Needles

Fear of Needles

I’m a doctor. I give shots. It doesn’t bother me to give shots…not one iota. But you know what? I am a freak when it comes to getting shots. Oh you might smugly say, “The doctor doesn’t like it when the shoe’s on the other foot.” But let me tell you, it doesn’t bother me […]

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A Common Complaint Part 2

A Common Complaint Part 2

 One of the most common complaints I hear from patients is that they experience pain in transitions; going from sitting to standing, standing to sitting, getting out of chairs, getting out of bed. Now let me say, I never hear that complaint from 20 year olds. I only hear it from those over forty. About […]

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A Common Complaint Part 1

A Common Complaint Part 1

  I often recall my old days in medical school anatomy class when my patients ask me why they begin falling apart sometime after forty. If you don’t have the stomach for graphic description, go read this great recipe for jalapeno cheesecake http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/surprise-happy-ending-cheesecake-recipe/index.html . But if you do then read on. I remember so clearly […]

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Humans and Sports Cars Compared

Humans and Sports Cars Compared

  So, why do we get this heel pain? With few exceptions, plantar fasciitis is a disease which affects women over 40. That’s why I said to start stretching your plantar fascia when you’re 35.  Of course there are exceptions, but let’s add this common condition in a larger category; adult repetitive strain disorders. This […]

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