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Men's health

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation is an evolving implanted treatment used for patients suffering from a variety of painful ailments including Failed Back Syndrome, Diabetic Neuropathy, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Phantom Pain and Spinal Stenosis and Vascular Pain, to name a few. The concept dates back to 1965, and is based on the “Gate Theory of Pain”, whereby painful ascending nerve fibers are blocked by electrical impulses created by an implanted device that

Anti-Aging: Inside & Outside

The quest for maintaining or restoring health and beauty impacts each of us in different ways.  If you are sitting in a doctor’s office as you read this article, then you are likely involved in some aspect of this quest.  Much of American (and western) medicine is focused on treating disease and hopefully restoring health, sadly with much less emphasis on maintaining wellness and health. Ideally, each of us would

Cure for Cataracts: The “PILL” or the “DIAMOND?”

You have likely heard someone say “we will all get cataracts if we live long enough!”  That is true generally, however, we must also appreciate that how we live, and what we do with our eyes, can influence cataract formation.  To understand what I am about to tell you, we must first appreciate that the eye is brain.  It is formed, embryologically, beginning the first month of gestation, as an

Rise Up Against Sitting Disease

Sedentary disease is becoming the malady of the century. Millions and millions of lives are affected by the sitting disease that spreads almost like a virus. It has become a lifestyle and combating it is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Today, the modern society is exposed to some of the most serious health issues of our times, triggered by the escalating rate of sitting disease. Heart disorders, diabetes,

Lifestyle and Heart Disease

A health life style does a lot in preventing heart attacks and strokes. Cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, along with obesity and physical inactivity are all risk factors that every one can control. Ideally one should maintain a reasonable body weight and in terms of good health a BMI less than 29 is helpful. High cholesterol can be controlled with a healthy diet that emphasizes lots

Tips to Get Abs Faster

Toned abs are not difficult to achieve, even for fitness novices. All you need is a few minutes a day, a willingness to sweat, and this article. Below you will find the basic information you need to follow a smart ab workout instead of a hard one. Learn how to target all the major muscle areas, the keys to efficient strength training, and the ideal exercise schedule for gaining impressively

Healthy Heart

Things That You Can Do to Ensure a Healthy Cardiovascular System   Do you know that the leading cause of death worldwide is cardiovascular disorder? But in reality, such mishap can be prevented if you are only mindful of your health. You need to know that the physical condition of your arteries determines the potential for future adverse cardiovascular events. As Sir William Osler said “You’re only as old as

Have you heard of shared decision making?

Many patients and doctors are still used to the paternalistic attitude of physicians when it comes to decision making, expecting the doctor to make a recommendation and the patient to say yes. While this is still appropriate in some cases, in many conditions, patients have a lot of choices to make. Doctors should put the patient in the driver’s seat rather than decide for them, and act more as advisors

Clogged Arteries

There are three major arteries, which supply blood to the heart. These arteries are very important to maintaining the proper function of the heart. Similar to pipes that carry water in a home, blood does not flow properly when there are blockages in these arteries. These blockages can lead to many problems including chest pain, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and even death. This is called coronary artery disease. Cardiovascular

Avoiding Shoulder Surgery In Impingement

Shoulder impingement is one of the most common ailments in athletes and non-athletes alike. It can be from an overuse repetitive injury or from a traumatic strain of the arm. The rotator cuff consists of four tendons that surround and grab the ball of the joint, called the humeral head, and function to move the arm in space. It also functions to stabilize the joint, pulling the humeral head down