Post-Operative Constipation

Post-Operative Constipation

This usually isn’t a big problem after surgery, but frankly it should never have to be a problem. Anesthetic agents and pain pills slow down the function of the bowel and bladder. Now an acute problem with your bladder is pretty much going to land you in the emergency room so I’m not going to […]

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Be Kind to Your…Hands Part 2

Be Kind to Your…Hands Part 2

    As promised…tips on how to ease the load on your hands. Follow these recommendations and maybe I’ll be seeing less of you! 1)      Invest in a nice electric can opener. It’s hard to open cans and once you get arthritis, it’s nearly impossible. So why not start using the electric can opener before […]

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Be Kind to Your…Hands

Be Kind to Your…Hands

  This is the first in a series of blogs about protecting various parts of our body. It’s all about prevention without sacrificing quality of life, in order to maintain quality of life…for a long time.  Our hands are one of the most amazing arrangements of sinew and bone in the natural world…ever. They’re one […]

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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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