Monthly Archives: May 2016

Keeping the ‘Memorial’ in Memorial Day

Today May 30th 2016 is Memorial Day.  While this federal holiday is looked at as a three-day weekend featuring retail sales and the start of the summer vacation season by many, we ask that you take a moment today to reflect on the enormous sacrifices made by the men and women who died in the service of our country’s armed forces. … Read More
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Assessing the Pain

Pain assessment is critical to optimal pain management interventions. While pain is a highly subjective experience, its management necessitates objective standards of care. Pain assessment for patients with muscle pain and arthritis is often done by using pain scales that allow the patient to describe the level of their pain. Once the level of pain is determined, an appropriate treatment or analgesic can be identified… Read More
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Chronic Inflammation and Illness

Is chronic inflammation hurting your health?  How can chronic inflammation be treated?  Are there dietary and fitness recommendations? “Inflammation is the root of chronic illness,” said Dr. Mark Sherwood who co-authored “Quest for Wellness” with his wife Dr. Michelle Neil Sherwood. “If you examine top medical journals right now, you would see that most, or even all of them, discuss ‘chronic systemic inflammation.’  This… Read More
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Kicking Away Bursitis and Tendonitis Pain

Bursitis and tendinitis are conditions that cause swelling around muscles and bones.  Salonpas sat down with Dr. David Blackmer, a Boise, Idaho-based podiatrist and foot doctor, Blackmer Foot & Ankle to learn more about these conditions and how to keep our feet and ankles pain-free and healthy: [caption id="attachment_1708" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. David Blackmer[/caption] How do people get… Read More
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Why Sitting is the New Smoking

Feeling healthy and proud to have kicked the cigarette habit, we now have something more to worry about out.  Researchers claim that too much time sitting in a chair – like most of us do in the workplace – could lead to an early death.  What’s worse, the Annals of Internal Medicine study says that even daily exercise may not be enough to counteract… Read More
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