Podcast: Depression


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To listen to this podcast, Click Here. Last week I explained how anxiety is a medical problem that needs to be taken seriously.  Today I am going to talk about the other head of the emotional dragon: depression. Unlike anxiety, … Continue reading

Podcast: Anxiety


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To listen to this podcast, click here. The next two articles will cover an area that takes up a lot of my time in practice: anxiety and depression.  These two problems are not just mental health issues; their presence can … Continue reading

Podcast: Osteoarthritis – Treatment


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To listen to this podcast, click here. This is the second Podcast in a series on osteoarthritis (OA).  My last article, What Is Osteoarthritis?, covered the definition, causes, and diagnosis of the condition; today I’ll cover the options for treatment.  … Continue reading

Podcast: Osteoarthritis – Causes


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To listen to this podcast, Click Here. There’s a guy out there who is a real pain.  Many of my patients talk about how he messes up their lives, makes it hard to do their daily tasks, and makes them … Continue reading

Podcast: Calcium


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To listen to this podcast, click here Today’s podcast will not focus on a disease or a specific symptom.  I won’t solve any mysteries or suggest new euphemisms for bodily functions.  Instead I am turning my attention to a much … Continue reading

Podcast: Fibromyalgia


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To listen to this podcast, click on this link. Today’s podcast will be about a condition that some physicians put in the same mythical category as unicorns, bigfoot, and honest politicians.  It is a condition that I see quite a … Continue reading

Podcast: Treating Pain


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Click here to listen to this podcast. Today’s podcast focuses on something we all try to avoid: pain.  Pain sends many people to the doctor, but doctors often do a poor job of managing their patients’ pain. It’s a very … Continue reading

Pain Medications and Chronic Pain


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Chronic pain is pain that lasts for a long time – more than a month.  While it is OK to use short-acting pain medications (like hydrocodone or oxycodone) for short-lived pain (like that from an injury), it is not good … Continue reading

Antidepressant (and Anxiety) Medications


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Depression vs. Anxiety Antidepressant medications are used for both anxiety and depression.  Both depression and anxiety are problems of normal emotions gone awry.  Depression is hopelessness (sadness, melancholy) while anxiety is helplessness (fear, nervousness).  Usually people have some of each, … Continue reading

Addiction Podcast


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I have gotten some really nice notes from readers who enjoy this podcast.  It’s a real thrill to hear that kind of thing.  Some people have gone so far as to say that they are “addicted” to my podcast.  Addicted?  … Continue reading