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Are Your Medications Giving You Rebound Headaches?
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) -- formerly known as “Rebound Headache” -- is a condition where, over time, pain relievers that used to relieve headaches now cause more frequent and/or severe headaches.  It is the concept of "too much of a good thing.” Overuse of medications such as narcotics (Percocet™, Vicodan®), barbiturate-combination drugs (Fioricet®, Esgic®), caffeine-containing drugs (Excedrin®, Anacin®), decongestants (Sudafed™), or even triptans (Imitrex, Maxalt) may escalate headaches.  The more frequently acute headache medications are used, the less effective they may become.  Higher dosages may be required to maintain the same level of pain relief, but often stop working altogether. 

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If You Have a Cold, You Do Not Need Antibiotics
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Read more...Mary came into the office with a very bad urinary tract infection (UTI), and I had to tell her that the bacteria was so resistant that there were no antibiotics available to treat the infection.  She asked ‘how  could this happen?’ I told her because of the over use of antibiotics for conditions where they are not required, such as the common cold. 

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Understanding Diabetes: Part 2 of a Three-Part Series
Friday, November 08, 2013

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In last month’s article, we discussed the organs and body systems at play in the development of Type II diabetes. Today, I want to address the necessary screenings and health interventions recommended to keep the diabetic patient healthy and protected from illness. Generally speaking, these interventions can be broken into two categories: immunizations and routine screening tests.

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Low Fat Mashed Potatoes
Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Keeping fit during the holidays can be a challenge, especially when the holiday meal consists of high calorie, high fat treats.  Try substituting your family's fat laden favorites with tasty low-fat alternatives. 
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Understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Fatigue is a common complaint among patients in my practice. While there are many possible causes of fatigue, one of the less understood but more common is a disease called Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome, or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) for short. You may have heard of this disease, but how does it cause fatigue? Why is it a problem? Could you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Read on for more information.

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