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This rarely discussed health care secret will help you avoid years of chronic pain.

This rarely discussed health care secret will help you avoid years of chronic pain. Most people assume that we are supposed to hurt and fall apart as we age. For many over the age of 40, there are indeed changes in flexibility and in the types of things we can do as compared to when we were younger. The problem is compounded when your local health care primary doctor assumes this is normal, and makes you feel like everyone goes through this. The hard truth is that there are many people who age really well, while others have knees and Read More »

Local doctor attacks foot problems by educating shoe stores

Local doctor attacks foot problems by educating shoe stores It is alarming how many people have poorly fitted shoes. Sometimes, people just assume that they know their size and will buy the shoe in a self service shoe store. The shoes that do not fit properly and are uncomfortable then get donated. Other people are sized wrong at the shoe store, costing them time when they return the shoe, costing the store money because of the re fit, the return process and the deposition of shoe that would have been sold for retail. Dr. Charschan, (Author of Cheating Mother Nature, Read More »

Health insurance, the new math. 4 truths the headlines aren’t telling you

Health insurance, the new math. 4 truths the headlines aren’t telling you It’s been in the news; Health insurance has gone up more this year than in many previous years (http://wapo.st/oSGpTK). What is refreshing about the story from the Washington Post is that they mention that costs are not only rising for employers, but the costs have also been shifted to employees as well, further squeezing the average family. Deductibles have risen steadily since 2006, as well as your co payment. The 2011 Kaiser/HRET Employer Health Benefits Survey (EHBS http://ehbs.kff.org/pdf/8226.pdf). The survey shows that since 2001, there has been 113% Read More »

Daily joint and body aches; looking beyond Fibromyalgia for effective solutions

Daily joint and body aches; looking beyond Fibromyalgia for effective solutions During an informal conversation, a woman was explaining how she needed to constantly had to work out or she suffered greatly from Fibromyalgia. As she understood it since it made all the joints in her body ache and she had terrible neck and shoulder pain, exercise was important to stay out of pain. She explained that at times, her business made it difficult for her to exercise regularly and the pain would come back with a vengeance. Apparently, her mother had similar problems but worse. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a Read More »

What if Steve Jobs did for healthcare what he did for Apple?

What if Steve Jobs did for healthcare what he did for Apple? Steve Jobs, the visionary of Apple computer just recently retired as CEO for health reasons. If you know the history of Apple, he was fired from the company at the age of 30, started two new companies called NEXT (later purchased by Apple for their later operating systems) and ) PIXAR, the company behind Toy Story and introduced the world to computerized graphical cartoons. Behind this was vision, drive and money. Under Steve Jobs, Apple has invented new categories of stuff that just works as advertized. He simplified Read More »