Archive for April 2nd, 2009

 

SCALP, ITCHY

April 2nd, 2009

Description and Possible Medical Problems If your scalp is itchy and frequent shampooing has no effect, you may have either head lice or dermatitis, an inammation of the scalp that may or may not be accompanied by flaky dandruff. Though it’s commonly believed that only children get head lice, adults can get them, too, though [...]

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HEADACHE WITH STIFF NECK, FEVER, NAUSEA, AND BODY ACHES

April 2nd, 2009

Description and Possible Medical Problems The last time you spent the night away from home and without the pillow it’s taken you years to mold just right, you may have woken up with a stiff neck and maybe even a headache. The stiffness may have subsided as the day proceeded, but you were bound to [...]

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BODY SIGNAL ALERT/DEPRESSION: TREATMENT

April 2nd, 2009

Depression is a serious disorder; however, the vast majority of people who seek help for it are treated successfully. If you have been depressed, it’s a good idea to contact your family physician. His first task will be to eliminate any underlying disease that might be causing your depression by taking your medical history, doing [...]

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NEW ERA OF AMERICAN HEALTH CARE: ENTER THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

April 2nd, 2009

In time, the Medicare system and private insurance companies began to feel the financial pinch of the multitude of tests and procedures that were ordered by all the specialists. Not only did the sheer numbers of tests that were performed raise insurance premiums across the board, the insurance companies also began to ask to have [...]

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DOCTOR INSIDE OF YOU: BODY SIGNALS

April 2nd, 2009

Many of my patients tell me that they don’t know when they need to call me and when to deal with a health problem themselves. Sometimes they wait until it passes and they feel better; at other times they call me like this patient did, their voices filled with anxiety and confusion. They also want [...]

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