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Living With Chronic Pain

The Financial Impact Of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is expensive. From personal experience, I know this is true. The costs of evaluations, scans, provider visits, injections, medications. . . it just never seems to end. Especially in this day of exorbitant deductibles and co- pays. As a physician and chronic pain sufferer, I'm struck by the lack of attention and coverage… Continue reading The Financial Impact Of Chronic Pain

Weight Loss

Sleeping Too Much Causes Weight Gain

In a previous post I talked about how too little sleep may be the missing piece in the puzzle for weight loss. Especially if you've tried everything else. So the opposite may sound like the answer.  Get all the sleep you can, and poof, the weight will come off. Makes some sense. At least while… Continue reading Sleeping Too Much Causes Weight Gain

Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Bent-Over Rows Using Resistance Bands

In a previous exercise post, we completed the bent-over row with free weights and then using a stability ball. Today, we're completing the same motion, but with resistance bands. This exercise works your back and arms. Stand with both feet on a resistance band, about hip-width apart. Hold one end in each hand by your… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Bent-Over Rows Using Resistance Bands

Tip/Thought of the Day

Too Much Sleep Can Be Unhealthy

I've shared how too little sleep causes a variety of medical issues. It's logical to think that lots more sleep may sound like the answer. Or better yet, if you can't sleep enough during the week, get 10-12 hours on weekends. But it's been shown that sleeping in excess of 9 hours per night can… Continue reading Too Much Sleep Can Be Unhealthy