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Who Is Most Likely to Experience Medication Overuse Headaches?

One of the big problems we have in the US is our reliance on medications to treat all medical conditions. The biggest sign of this problem is, of course, our deadly opium crisis, which resulted from patients and doctors turning to opioids too often for chronic pain conditions. But a more common sign [...]

By |March 29th, 2018|Headache|Comments Off on Who Is Most Likely to Experience Medication Overuse Headaches?

Are “Clinically Lazy” Doctors Less Likely to Catch TMJ?

There’s no doubt that medicine has changed dramatically in recent years. In some ways, it has improved considerably, with medical imaging technology giving us great insight into medical conditions. It has helped the diagnosis of TMJ considerably in our office. But at the same time, there have arguably been some declines in [...]

By |March 22nd, 2018|TMJ|Comments Off on Are “Clinically Lazy” Doctors Less Likely to Catch TMJ?

How to Tell If Sleep Apnea Is Affecting Your Driving (Before You Have an Accident)

One of the potentially deadly impacts of sleep apnea is that it can increase your risk of a serious car accident. In fact, it can increase your car accident risk five times. Sleep apnea is partly dangerous because most people who have it don’t know they have it. But it does leave [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on How to Tell If Sleep Apnea Is Affecting Your Driving (Before You Have an Accident)

Which Women Are More at Risk for Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy?

We are learning that sleep apnea is a major risk during pregnancy. It can harm both the mother and child. It’s vitally important that we identify which women are at risk for sleep apnea during pregnancy? That’s the focus of a new study from the NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver [...]

By |March 1st, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Which Women Are More at Risk for Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy?

People Regularly Overuse OTC Medications–and They Suffer for It

The nation has finally seen fit to declare a national emergency over the use of prescription opioid pain relievers. However, there are other classes of medication that are also very deadly, are also being abused, and may also need to be better controlled. These are over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications. Although most of us think it’s [...]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Chronic Pain, TMJ|Comments Off on People Regularly Overuse OTC Medications–and They Suffer for It
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