Nov
28
2011

Women and Clinical Depression. Part 3

Posted by: Sherrie in Categories: Women's Health.
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One class of drugs currently used to treat clinical depression is called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). They include Prozac, Celexa, Zoloft, Luvox and Paxil. “They all do basically the same thing but their side effects vary a bit. So we can really try to find a good fit for patients,” Guthrie said. Read the entire post…

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Nov
28
2011

Lots of factors can contribute to clinical depression. Generally, one or more of the following factors trigger it:
Biological — this typically means a brain-chemical imbalance.

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Nov
28
2011

Lorre Mendelson calls the years between age 11 and 24 her “dark years.” Sexually molested by her stepfather as a child, Mendelson realized at age 24 that she would never get to be the person she knew she could be unless she got help for her overwhelming depression and feelings of hopeless and worthlessness.

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Nov
28
2011

Survivor Insider, Part 1

Posted by: Sherrie in Categories: Relationships.
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Welcome to yet another marvelous moment of Survivor Insider brilliance. Here’s what you can expect to find:

Tom discussing Lindsey’s ability to fart like a bay mule
Before and After shots of the chicken
Tom’s Thumb (ouch!)
Frank Embarrassed
Ethan reddened
Younger Kim with strange ponytail things
Flaming arrows
Flaming Brandon
Kelly’s Poker face Read the entire post…

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Nov
21
2011

Adhesive Capsulitis in Shoulder

Posted by: Sherrie in Categories: Pain Relief.
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Q.I am a 43-year-old woman in good health. I started having pain in my shoulder that progressed to loss of range of motion. My orthopedist said I had rotator cuff tendinitis and sent me to physical therapy.

After three weeks without improvement, I got a shot in the shoulder that helped for a week. After three more weeks of physical therapy, I went back for a checkup and found I had lost more range of motion.

The doctor now says I have adhesive capsulitis. What is this, and how does it happen? I did not injure the shoulder by any physical activity — it just started hurting. I am to begin aggressive range-of-motion therapy. Is this the best plan? I have only had one X-ray and no MRI.

T.P.

A.Adhesive capsulitis involves shrinkage of the capsule of the shoulder, which results in limited range of motion. Initially when a patient comes to me with shoulder pain, I take a detailed history, perform a physical examination and often take X-rays.

Apparently your orthopedist initially thought you had rotator cuff tendinitis. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that surrounds the shoulder joint, forming a cuff that aids in range of motion of the shoulder and helps provide stability. If you did have rotator cuff tendinitis, physical therapy is an appropriate first step.

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Nov
14
2011

Adventure Capitalist

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Meet Steve Jurvetson-He’s smart, aggressive, and at 31, has legendary tech financiers like John Doerr looking over their shoulders.

For Steve Jurvetson, even a routine auto tuneup can turn into a pitch meeting. Read the entire post…

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Nov
11
2011

Visiting the Doctor

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There is no doubt that a visit to the doctor can be intimidating for anyone, be they an adult or a child. As your child grows older and becomes more aware of his visits to the doctor, a little apprehension can be expected. Being sympathetic and recognizing his feelings are the first steps in helping him overcome his fear. Read the entire post…

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Nov
04
2011

Great British Beer Festival

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From the 4th to the 8th of August 1998, Camra (Campaign for Real Ale) hosted their 21st Beer Festival at London Olympia. This is the largest volunteer-run beer festival in the world. It is host to over 300 real-ales from 150 different British brewers and over 200 foreign beers. Read the entire post…

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