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Every Day is Thanksgiving Day

Eckhart von Hochheim, Meister Eckhart, was a 13th century German theologian, philosopher, and mystic. Among other wise sayings, he is known for his pronouncement that “if the only prayer you ever say is ‘Thank You,’...

Runner’s Knee

The human knee is not a very smart joint: when anything unpleasant happens to it, and there are many such things, all it knows how to do is to get irritated and fill up with...

Rotator Cuff

Four years ago, I wrote a column on rotator cuff injuries. Since that time, an updated version appeared in my book, Making Sense of Medicine: Medical Matters Made Simple, and I update it again now...

Plantar Fasciitis

There are an amazing number of ways your feet can hurt: everything from broken bones to bunions to sprains and strains and more. And when your feet hurt, you hurt all over. One common kind...

Migraines

Since 53 year-old Rosa was a child, she has counted the number of days each month that her head explodes with pain. Since 2008, that number of days has been 15 to 30 every month,...

Acid Reflux / GERD

Do you feel as though the 4th of July fireworks are going off between your stomach, chest, and throat? How about a volcano belching up its fiery effluent into your throat or mouth? These are...

Oh, My Aching Back!

By far most patients who come to me have either neck or low back pain. Nearly 30 million of us are chronically disabled because of neck or low back pain, and almost three quarters of...

Frozen Shoulder

Because of its structure, your shoulder joint allows an amazing variety of motions. You can swing your arms around, lift them to the side/middle/front/back of your body, swing a tennis racquet or golf club, and...