10 Things You Need to Know About Prescription Pain Killers Now

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Opioid pain medications are frequently prescribed drugs for conditions such as back, neck, knee, shoulder and post-surgical pain, just to name a few. Unfortunately, many people do not know much about these medications, which include:

  • Morphine
  • Codeine
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Oxycontin
  • Fentanyl
  • Dilaudid
  • Demerol
  • Percocet
  • Vicadin
  • Lortab
  • Norco

Here are the top 10 things you need to know about opioid pain medication. Continue reading

February Newsletter

How to Help Prevent Heart Disease – At Any Age

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You’re never too young— or too old — to take care of your heart.

Preventing heart disease (and all cardiovascular diseases) means making smart choices now that will pay off the rest of your life.

Lack of exercise, a poor diet, and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. All persons at any age can benefit from simple steps to keep their heart healthy during each decade of life. Here’s how:

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Some Like it Hot

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A snowy weekend could lie ahead, so hopefully everyone is bundling up and staying warm. We definitely notice that when it is cold outside, people tend to come in and say, “Please tell me we are starting with the heat pack so I can warm up a bit,” and in the summer, “Boy it would be nice to cool down on some ice for a bit.” In addition to helping people warm up and cool down, hot and cold packs can have beneficial effects for people who have pain.

Many patients ask me, “which is better for what I have, hot or cold?” There are several answers to that question. Continue reading