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Sciatica

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Sciatica is a condition in which the sciatic nerve or any of its roots or branches is compressed, resulting in pain in the lower back and buttock. The...

Hip Pointer

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 01.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Hip pointer injury is a painful injury to the pelvic bone of the hip (Figure 1). A hip pointer results from either a contusion to the iliac crest (Fig...

Knee Plica

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

A painful knee plica is rare and it is a diagnosis of exclusion. The majority of knee plica is medial (Figure 1). What is a knee plica? It is an ...

Turf Toe

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Turf toe is a hyperextension dorsiflexion injury of the big toe's first MTP joint (Figure 1). This injury tears the insertion of the plantar plate fro...

Stingray Injuries

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Dr. Nabil Ebraheim would like to thank his employee Cherie Martzke, for her contribution to this article. Most stingrays have one or more barbed s...

Miracles and Why We're Reluctant to Own Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

A miracle suggests divine intervention in human affairs. Many of us tend to think that believing in miracles is unscientific. But it is science that h...

8 Things Your Nails Reveal About Your Health

Oprah.com | Emma Haak | Posted 10.10.2016 | OWN

Nail symptom: They’re concave enough that a drop of water wouldn’t roll off them. The technical term: Spoon or scooped nails The no-big-deal expla...

Our Curative Breath

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.

Adios To Severe Spring Allergies: Natural Warriors

Candice Minch | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Candice Minch

If you want to escape the sneezing, congestion and itchy eyes of spring, some great new warriors can bring on the adios chorus for you! Most recently,...

The Many Faces Of PTSD

Kelley Calkins | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelley Calkins

Most days, I still don't think that I look much like someone with PTSD. This is an odd thought whenever I interrogate it: I look like myself, my self has PTSD -- ipso facto, if A=B, B=C, then A=C -- I look like someone with PTSD. But it's still hard for me to see.

"Sea Lice" Are Now A Thing You Have To Worry About At The Beach

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

You're probably already familiar with head lice (whether you've had it yourself, or know someone who has). But have you heard of sea lice? If you've got any beach plans this summer -- particularly in Florida or elsewhere in the Gulf of Mexico or the Caribbean -- listen up.

Depression Help

Samina Raza | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Samina Raza

Being in a very severe depression is one of the most mentally excruciatingly painful (as well as physically painful) experiences any one can ever have...

Dear Big Pharma: I Know I'm Going to Die. Please Stop Reminding Me

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.29.2016 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Back in the day, when you curled up on the couch to watch TV, it was generally a pleasurable, albeit mind-numbing experience, just as the networks int...

As Women, We Need To Be Able to Discuss Middle Age Without Shame

Nina Lorez Collins | Posted 03.23.2016 | Women
Nina Lorez Collins

As a culture, we skim over menopause as a subject because it's simply not sexy. Men can still age with rugged grace and women are still condescended to as they go gray. Many aging women are, on some level, embarrassed to not be young anymore.

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms, Part II

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

So use the Internet to your best advantage. Google you symptoms, and present as full a picture as possible to a doctor who will listen intently. Read widely, and act wisely to achieve the best possible outcomes.

AMANZA - Ep.33

Spottoon | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

A 26-year-old man's life is turned upside down when he is diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. As he struggles with the pain of his treatment and the realization that he never truly lived, he retreats into his imagination, to a magical forest where answers and miracles can be found.

AMANZA - EP.32

Spottoon | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

A 26-year-old man's life is turned upside down when he is diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. As he struggles with the pain of his treatment and the realization that he never truly lived, he retreats into his imagination, to a magical forest where answers and miracles can be found.

Heroin Use Leaves Clues for Parents

Allyson Aabram | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents
Allyson Aabram

Although addicts are astute at concealing their drug use and lightning-fast with explanations, with their faculties compromised they leave a trail of clues. I resent that I was oblivious to the signs because those clues had no context in my life.

5 Unexpected Symptoms Women Shouldn't Ignore

Oprah.com | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 06.23.2016 | OWN

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Regrets and What to Do With Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Approaching regret from a cognitive point of view, reframing our thoughts from the past to the future, and asking, "What's next?" can also help to process regrets.

10 Ways to Get the Most of Your Doctor's Visit

Kathy C. Maupin MD | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Kathy C. Maupin MD

If you prepare for your doctor's visit ahead of time and actively participate with your doctor in your care, then you will have fewer questions about what you are to do next, and you will not feel like you are at the mercy of the "medical system" that seems to rush through everything.

10 Signs You May Have Kidney Disease

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

While the only way to know for sure if you have kidney disease is to get tested, there are a number of physical signs. Sometimes people attribute these physical symptoms of kidney disease to other conditions. This is because those with kidney disease tend not to experience symptoms until the very late stages, when the kidneys are failing or when there are large amounts of protein in the urine.

5 Scary Symptoms That Are Usually Harmless

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 02.05.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone After 50, aches, pains and the occasional muscle twinge become a fact of life. But some symptoms that m...

Feeling Unappreciated, Taken Advantage of, or Overburdened?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

I don't know if I'll ever be completely free of the impulse to default to feelings of self-pity and irritability when I overload myself, but for me that's no longer the point.

Are You Concerned You May Be Developing Alzheimer's?

Marie Marley | Posted 01.23.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Two groups of people are especially vulnerable to the fear they are getting dementia - those who have a loved one with dementia and those who work with dementia patients, say at a nursing home or assisted living memory care unit.