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Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide


More Evidence Piles On to Football's Link to Cognitive Problems

It’s not been a good couple of weeks for football. First of all, you have the video showing domestic abuse by Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice. Then you get the accusation of child abuse by Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson.  Both are awful. But in my mind, when you think about dementia, there’s another issue that... Read moreChevron
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

Author, Humorist,

Do Injections Hurt?

One thing that always makes me wince is a news story about some new oral diabetes drug that the reporter says promises to free people with diabetes from “painful insulin injections.”   When I was a child, immunizations were painful. They were injected into a muscle, and after getting booster shots, my arm would ache for a day or... Read moreChevron
posted 09/22/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

Better Balance and Brain Connections Through Playing Video Games

Games are fun! Games that help to improve our cognitive skills, manual dexterity, physical abilities, problem-solving skills, creativity, and overall brain health work to keep us flexible in many more ways than one. In our recent discussion of mobile device applications, I didn’t include many games; but there are some great offerings. Did... Read moreChevron
posted 09/21/2014, comments (0)|
Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of

Ask Your Physician About Non-insulin Injectible Drugs For Treating Diabetes

There are now a dozen different types of medications to treat diabetes, several of which require self-injection by the patient (or a care-giver). The injectible diabetes drug that almost everyone is aware of is, of course, insulin, but there are several others: a drug called pramlintide, plus several drugs in the category called "GLP-1 receptor... Read moreChevron
posted 09/21/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Five Principles for Treating Both Pain and Addiction

Addiction happens. Pain happens. And sometimes they happen in the same person. Addiction starts before the pain or pain can lead a person down a pathway of addiction. Either way, both roads end up in a hellish place where both diseases destroy someone’s life, destroy a family and consume everything in their path. At the point where chronic... Read moreChevron
posted 09/21/2014, comments (0)|

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