Posts made in November, 2019


Love Your Liver


Posted on Nov 24, 2019

What are the primary functions of the liver? This organ handles enzyme activation, bile production/excretion, metabolism of fats/proteins/carbs, synthesis of plasma proteins, and more. It’s an essential organ. How’s your liver doing? If you eat a lot of junk food, don’t exercise much, and are obese, chances are your liver isn’t doing that great. You could help heal it by losing weight— eating less junk food and exercising more could...

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Celebrate Without Stress


Posted on Nov 17, 2019

The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! You know what that means: STRESS is coming! Yikes. Are you the type of person who gets majorly stressed out around the holiday season? Does Thanksgiving get on your nerves? Does Christmas make you crazy? For some people, the holiday season is the most stressful time of the year— the holiDAZE. There’s parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting, caroling out in the snow… etc. You’ve...

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What is Evidence-Based Care?


Posted on Nov 10, 2019

Have you heard of the term “evidence-based care?” What is it? Definitions vary, depending on the area of application, but basically all of the definitions refer to the use of scientific research as a way to inform the delivery of patient care. In other words, how do medical practitioners make their decisions? With evidence-based care, they refer to the current best evidence available— up-to-date information that comes from valid and...

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Failed Back Surgery


Posted on Nov 7, 2019

Do all back surgeries “work” to relieve pain? No. In fact, there’s something known as FBSS— Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. When this happens, a person can have persistent pain when the surgery is completed. Pain is typically in the back and/or legs. Laminectomies and discectomies don’t always do what they’re supposed to, and oftentimes patients have to have a second surgery, known as a revision surgery. These invasive procedures are...

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