Media is stressing me out!

    Recently Wallet Hub has released their most and least stressed cities. Most stressed: Newark NJ Detroit MI Cleveland Ohio Jackson MS Miami FL Birmingham AL San Bernardino CA Rochester NY Least stressed: Boise ID Madison WI Peoria AZ Gilbert AZ Irvine CA Sioux Falls SD...

    Brain Pains – Is it worth it?

    In August every year, I am inundated by football. High school young men getting ready for the season, hype on the upcoming college season, and professionals getting prepared for the season are the stories in the media. Everyone has a story, comment or opinion on the...

    It takes time. Let’s make time.

    If I were part of the physician led team treating George Washington years ago and suggested leeches were “not a good idea”, there is a good chance I would not be invited to the next meeting of the local medical society. Similarly if I were practicing dentistry and...

    Risks cause FDA to take action

    The Washington Post has reported on June 9, 2017, that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked a drug company to remove its opioid pain medication from the market. The FDA has concluded that the medication, Opana ER, has risks that outweigh the benefits. This...

    Finding Evidence & Understanding Truth

    We frequently receive questions regarding information gleaned from the internet. Often the information is false and has no substance. Just because a phrase is repeated many times over and over, or someone in authority makes a claim, does not mean the information is...

    Another Set of Eyes

    Mayo clinic researchers published recent research on April 4, 2017 in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. They concluded in their study group of 286 patients, that 88% of patients who seek a second opinion leave with a refined or new diagnosis. In this...