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Chicken Pox Again? No, It’s Shingles

Chicken Pox Again?  No, It’s Shingles

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

If you have had chicken pox,  you might get shingles later in life.  Shingles is caused by the herpes zoster virus (also called the varicella zoster virus).  After you have had chicken pox, the zoster virus stays in your body and lying dormant.  For 1 in 3 people in the US, the virus activates and causes shingles. The symptoms of shingles are pain,...

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Being Judged: The Swinging Pendulum and Pain Management

Being Judged: The Swinging Pendulum and Pain Management

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Did you know that before the year 2000, poor pain management was called a major medical problem and was synonymous with poor medical care in the US?  On January 1, 2001, Congress declared 2001 to 2010 the Decade of Pain Control and Research.  Assuring that effective pain management occurred in hospitals, in 2003, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of...

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5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Spleen

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Spleen

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Someone next to you in the elevator is coughing, sneezing and hacking away.  Meanwhile, inside your body, your spleen is busily producing the lymphocytes (white blood cells) that create antibodies to attack the viruses and bacteria to which you are being exposed. This organ is between four and five inches long (about the size of a fist) and located on the...

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