Category Archives: Treatments

Mindfulness Stress Reduction

You may think of mindfulness as something practiced by Buddhist monks in some monastery in Tibet. But the ability to observe sensations, thoughts, emotions and our reaction to our environment in general, with detachment and without judgment, is proving to be useful tool in treating stress. This concept of mindfulness has been incorporated into so…
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Are You Being Treated by the Right “Gardner”?

A version of this was first published in Front Porch at http://frontporchfredericksburg.com     Any gardener worth his or her salt knows the best way to grow disease free, healthy plants is to give them the right conditions. Good soil, lots of nutrients, water, light. Maybe even a little love?   [caption id="attachment_2340" align="alignnone" width="752"]…
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Is it OK to Save Money by Using Generics?

If your goal is to keep medical expenses down, using generic medicines instead of name brand can make a huge difference. But are generics as good or as safe as name-brand drugs? [caption id="attachment_2303" align="alignnone" width="699"] Will they work? Are they safe?[/caption]   Today, about 88 percent of all scripts written are for generics, which…
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Don’t Trust Your Doctor or Pharmacist: Check Those Prescriptions

  A study shows dangerous combinations of drugs are prescribed and dispensed. You need to know how to protect yourself.   [caption id="attachment_1801" align="alignright" width="600"] If You Have Misgivings About How Diligently He Checks for Interactions - Read This Post[/caption] A recent investigation by the Chicago Tribune warns of the danger of adverse drug reactions…
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