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Health Tips for November 2 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Nov 2011 12:00am Health Tip: When Symptoms Indicate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve that runs into the hand from the lower arm becomes squeezed at the wrist. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke mentions these common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome Having a tingling sensation or numbness in th ... Read on »
“I’ll Just Wait it Out! My Neck Pain will go Away, I Hope?” by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sun 12 Dec 2010 12:00am             This is true sometimes, however, it usually returns.  The scary thing is that when it does return, it’s usually worse.  The reason is that the underlying problem that caused your pain is still there. Let’s say that a spinal shift has caused an irritation to your C5 disc.  The inflammation created from the injury put ... Read on »
Health Tips for October 16 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sun 16 Oct 2011 12:00am Health Tip: Suggestions to Help Manage Angina Angina describes the pain and discomfort that occurs when the heart lacks a sufficient supply of oxygenated blood. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute offers these suggestions to help manage angina symptoms Know how long and how vigorously you can exercise without causing angina, an ... Read on »
Sesamoiditis by Erin Posted Mon 28 Jan 2013 7:41am Alternately titled, Sesamoiditis can suck it. I thought I should write this post because in the last two and a half months, I've spent a lot of time googling bruised sesamoids and sesamoiditis and most of what I found was horribly depressing. People only write about worst case scenarios on the internet, have you noticed? And while my injury ... Read on »
Concierge Medicine Update by Amy Mossoff Patient Expert Posted Mon 09 Aug 2010 12:00am As reported earlier, I hired my concierge physician back in April and had my annual physical in May.  This was my first physical in at least 15 years.  I had all kinds of blood work done and had my first EKG. Everything was normal, which is great, but also frustrating, since my mystery pain has come back with a vengeance.  I have pain in b ... Read on »
An Interview With Nelson Vergel-Impact of Lipodystrophy on the Quality of Life and Self Esteem of People Living With HIV by Nelson V. Patient Expert Posted Sun 03 May 2009 11:06pm Impact of Lipodystrophy on the Quality of Life and Self Esteem of People Living With HIV An Interview With Nelson Vergel By Bonnie Goldman from April 15, 2009 Hi there! This is Bonnie Goldman, editorial director of Today we're going to take a look at body shape changes, an ongoing problem for many peop ... Read on »
Body Shape Changes Dramatically Impact the Self-Esteem of HIV-Positive People by Nelson V. Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 May 2009 12:00am BBody Shape Changes Dramatically Impact the Self-Esteem of HIV-Positive People An Interview With Nelson Vergel By Bonnie Goldman April 15, 2009 Listen to Audio (27 min.) Download Audio Download Slides Please note: These files can be quite large. Allow some time for them to download. ... Read on »
First trip to ER for 2011 by Sarah Patient Expert Posted Sat 29 Jan 2011 12:27am Yesterday, Violet was in Emily's room playing when she started screaming and saying she couldn't walk. She was unable to weight bare and in turn walk on her hemi leg/foot. She was in agony. We decided to see how her foot went overnight and see if any swelling came up. This morning it was the same and still no visible swelling. As she is st ... Read on »
Spring? Is that you?! by Danimal Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 May 2009 5:26pm It's finally over 60 degrees today. Shining sun, balmy breeze, chirping birds. I'm in a good mood. Well, for the most part. The wee pain gremlins in my legs are still making a right nuisance of themselves and my incision is pretty tender this week. I was peeking at it in the mirror and it doesn't look like a straight line anymore. There's a ... Read on »
Running To Cope by Chronic Runner Posted Thu 14 Jun 2012 11:38am Yesterday I returned home from a visit with my mother and sister in New Jersey, and while I love them both dearly, it's always an intensely difficult time for me. When I'm there I run but I can never seem to escape into my usual state of running as meditation, as healing, sorting out, putting things to right.  When I am there I am in survival mod ... Read on »