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Helping clients who suffer back pain. Part 2

Begin at the beginning Of course you would begin by referring clients back to their physicians for medical advice. While in most cases back pain indicates an isolated musculoskeletal disorder, occasionally, and very rarely, back pain is a symptom of a serious underlying disorder, such as kidney disease or cancer. Tests may be […]

Surviving, but Still Haunted

I have four sisters. I had five until 1980, when I lost a sister to breast cancer. It was so hard to believe that she lost her life. She was only 32 years old. She had a mastectomy and we all thought she would be OK. When the doctors told her that she only had […]

Making a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

The detection of prostate cancer has been revolutionized by the PSA (prostate specific antigen) test. This test has enabled doctors to detect prostate cancer at a very early stage, even before symptoms occur.


Sunscreen Dos and Don’ts

When it comes to sunscreen, you may not know as much as you think you do.

Slather it on! Imagine filling a shot-glass full (that’s about an ounce). Use at least that much. Let it soak. Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before you go into the sun. That gives your skin a chance to absorb the […]

New Drug (Protonix) for Barrett’s Esophagus?

Q.I have been diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus and my doctor has been trying different medications without much luck. Recently, he put me on Protonix. Can you tell me more about this medication and its effects?


A.Barrett’s esophagus is one of the potential complications of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In this condition, chronic acid […]

Cancer Prevention (Reducing the Risk)

Cancer is the second major cause of death (next to heart disease) in the United States. It claims the lives of more than half a million Americans a year out of the nearly 1.3 million who get the disease. The probability of getting cancer increases with age. Two-thirds of all cases are in people older […]