When Excellence Is the Standard. Part 2

May 16, 2012

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The contest is on and you will hold that disk of iron until the effort of the thumb and forefinger sends sweat dripping down your brow and your whole body twists in anguished resignation as the “Clank!” eventually comes.

When Excellence Is the Standard. Part 1

May 16, 2012

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Can burnout be put off forever? When excellence is the minimum requirement for you and your staff, it takes extreme mental and emotional energy. It’s not enough to spell out and repeat the requirements; everyone involved needs to tap a source that will replenish the energy to drive new excellent performance.

Anatomy of Chronic Pain Post 2

October 5, 2011

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To my surprise having a hysterectomy didn’t eliminate the pain I was experiencing in my abdomen. It continued viciously, and got worse day by day. For months, I sought specialist at major universities, visited high-profile clinics, had multiple surgeries, tried numerous medications and tests, read every book on the market, joined support groups, became a guinea pig for any new technology or medications and yet I still was in pain.

Anatomy of Chronic Pain Post 1

September 27, 2011

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From the moment we are born we start our lessons in pain and learn very quickly it’s something to avoid. For most people, pain is a variety of assaults and common annoyances that move in and out of life with little or no interference.

Sciatica or Not

July 26, 2011

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The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. The irritation, compression, stretching, pinching or inflammation of this nerve causes sciatica. Sciatica can come on suddenly or gradually and may last from several days to several weeks.

Migraines More than Just a Headache

July 19, 2011

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Migraines strike roughly 25 million Americans and another 13 million might go undiagnosed. Women are three times as likely to be stricken. Migraines are most common in people between the ages of 12 and 40, although they have been diagnosed in children as young as age 3.

What is a migraine? While the cause of a migraine still remains a mystery, how it affects the body does not. The following occurs in roughly 80% of migraine sufferers. During a migraine blood flow is increased as a result of widening blood vessels in the brain.