Author: bill

Can an Ergonomic Chair Cure Your Back Pain? – Buying Tips; a guest post

Can an Ergonomic Chair Cure Your Back Pain? – Buying Tips; a guest post The world today is very different from what our parents lived in. It has changed in its entirety to become an absolutely new experience. Most of it is like a digital village. Everyone and everything are just a click away. We spend more time in front of our computer screens. A big chunk of our new age population would probably not agree to this fully but the ones who grew up in the 1990’s would relate to this statement just fine. That was a time when Read More »

Inside the medication mill; What is wrong with healthcare in Florida?

  Inside the medication mill; What is wrong with healthcare in Florida? The last few months had been surreal with the loss of my dad who passed away just after his 93rd birthday.   Some of his health problems were from good intentions gone bad.  Incontinence appeared years later after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and after a second opinion from Sloan Kettering. He was offered the  treatment option of radiation treatments that were considered safe and had few side effects when compared to surgery. Years later, these patients often became fully incontinent; an unwelcome surprise for an active aging adult man in his Read More »

Our way of thinking about pain must change to resolve the Opioid Crisis according to the Daily News.

Our way of thinking about pain must change to resolve the Opioid Crisis according to the Daily News. Last night I was talking to a physician friend of mine, comparing challenging cases we had recently seen.   He mentioned a patient who had diffuse pain throughout their body which was of unknown origin.   He diagnosed the patient with Polymyalgia Rhumatica which is a medical way of describing an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness.  He recommended the patient take prednisone and the next day they felt improvement, as the steroid reduced the patients pain.   What I found interesting Read More »

NJ healthcare costs rise again, so where does all the money go?

NJ healthcare costs rise again, so where does all the money go? Most healthcare providers on the front lines such as internists, chiropractors and pediatricians have been accustomed to insurers doing things to further decrease their reimbursements and their roles in healthcare, which reduced cost. Recently, a friend of mine who is a local Doctor of Osteopathy was talking about how United set their fee schedule so low that he would only allow his PA to see these patients.  He also told me about how they stopped paying him for two months because they said he was removed from their Read More »

Surviving fall allergy season naturally; without all the side effects.

Surviving fall allergy season naturally; without all the side effects. The watery eyes, sneezing, hacking, coughing and misery that comes with fall is a yearly phenomenon many of us endure. If you suffer from allergies courtesy of  mold and many of the other things in the air as the weather cools during autumn, we have some good news for you. You have some great natural choices that do not have the side effects of Sudafed, or many of the other prescription or non prescription drugs. Years ago, my go to was Sudafed, which worked; sort of, but kept me up at night Read More »