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It’s Time to Wake Up: The Obesity and Sleep Connection By: Franklin M. Douglis, M.D. The obesity epidemic continues unabated, with over 70% of American adults now overweight or obese. If we didn’t already have enough factors contributing to this population health crisis, a wealth of research suggests that poor sleep is also linked to obesity. The sharp increase in obesity in the U.S. over the last few decades is matched proportionately with reduced sleep dur...
Posted on 2017-10-20
Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): The Emerging Health Threat As we get fatter, our livers are getting fatter too. Physicians are now seeing an escalating epidemic of liver disease in their patients.  This health threat that used to almost exclusively be seen in heavy drinkers is rising proportionately with the obesity crisis.  We know many disease states are associated with obesity, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and stroke, but what is ...
Posted on 2017-10-02
“What Do You Do When You Pull A Muscle?” Have you ever pulled a muscle? Chances are you have. And when you do,  don’t you know it! When you pull one the pain can range from mild, like a minor neck strain you get from turning your head the wrong way, to very severe, such as a lower back injury that leaves you unable to walk for days. Just last week a gentleman walked in the clinic in agony. He hobbled in, dragging his leg behind him barely able to walk, and asked ...
Posted on 2017-07-01

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