Thursday, August 06, 2020

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Intravenous Nutrition

Author’s Note: The treatments described in this article are for providing medical information, but this is not medical advice. While there are studies that support the treatments described, the treatments are considered experimental and not the standard of care. For medical guidance, you should contact your physician or health care


Chemical Dependency 101: The Basics

Part III

This is the last of three articles about chemical dependency, specifically family challenges when there is chemical dependency in the family and, in particular, how parents should address it. As always, readers’ comments and questions are welcome.


Not Again

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) St. Mary’s General Hospital reminds people that our emergency room is open, safe and sterilized from COVID-19, and to NOT delay life-threatening symptoms! “Many of our patients have been living in pain and enduring other discomforts while delaying much-needed medical attention during


Dos and Don'ts for Parents and Other Caretakers

1. DO wait to confront your teen about his or her drinking and/or drugging until he or she is not under the influence. Keep communication lines open and use “I” statements.

2. DO keep in mind that you are not responsible for your teen’s behavior. Making excuses is not necessary.

3. DO allow your teen to be responsible for his/her own messes and


St. Mary’s Resuming Elective Surgeries and Procedures

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) St. Mary’s General Hospital is pleased to announce that it will begin performing elective surgery and non-emergency procedures first thing in the morning on May 26, 2020. “This is welcome news to many of our patients who have been living in pain and enduring other


The Benefits of Low Dose Naltrexone

I have been meaning to write this article for some time but could not figure out how to approach a subject that passionately motivates me, and at the same time informs, but not overwhelms, readers. I have been prescribing Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for about a year and a half. It has helped me treat patients with some of the most


The Impact of Fat-Phobia

My esteemed colleague and eating disorder therapist/pioneer Alexis Conason (PsyD) recently posted a research finding on her social media. It stated that a study performed on 900 young adults by Mizzou’s Center for Body Image Research and Policy showed that “over 40% of people agreed that it would be worse to gain 25 pounds during social distancing than to become


Interview With Nate Nagleblatt, LSW

Topics related to the last month of treatment using Telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q: What are you seeing clinically with clients through the last month of Telehealth in your groups and individual sessions?

A: The pure nature of our


CMD Spotlight: Ankle Arthroscopy

Last month, I ended my week with yet another ankle surgery on a patient who sustained an “ankle sprain” three years ago. The patient was treated at an urgent care with Motrin and a brace. The patient was told the X-rays were negative for a fracture. About three weeks after the injury, the patient did some home ankle


Extra Virgin Olive Oil: A Functional Food

Part 2

(Courtesy of De La Rosa Real Foods) So what are polyphenols? Polyphenols are a category of compounds naturally found in plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, tea, dark chocolate and wine. They can act as


Back to You: The Role of a Physical Therapist In Pregnancy and Post-Partum Health

We prepare for pregnancy and birth. There are birthing classes, doulas to help with creating the best birthing experience, weekly emails that flood inboxes explaining what produce the baby is resembling that day and myriads of books telling us what to expect. And there is a lot of information available for caring for that new baby—mommy


National Hospital Week: ‘Where Health Comes First’ and Miracles Sometimes Follow

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) This week, May 10-16, is National Hospital Week, and the motto of the American Hospital Association for this week is: “Where Health Comes First.” To which the staff at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey, add: “and miracles sometimes follow!”