Waking up in the middle of the night with a painful cramp in the calf is not uncommon, but it is uncomfortable. Often called a “charley horse,” these muscle cramps can be dealt with through a variety of techniques. Here is a little piece from our local NBC television station news where I discuss some options, along with a patient of mine who gives her story. And, remember, if you are having new, unusual, or worsening symptoms, or just have a question about what is going on, see your physician promptly for an evaluation
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The statistic is chilling, perhaps one in ten young women have tried to use laxatives to lose weight. Let’s get something straight here. Laxatives make you poop. Weight is from fat on your body. Fat is not poop, and poop is not fat. There is no logic here, but people do it anyway. This is not a harmless action, and here is an article that looks at a very bad practice.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
There are some who believe that we all should be taking some drug, whether for depression or cholesterol, blood pressure or diabetes. Is this a good idea? Should you take one, two, or a bunch of drugs just because it might help? Here is a little article that looks at that possibility, with some down to earth thoughts from me at the end.