One of the more challenging conditions to help patients manage is chronic pain. It can be frustrating for all disciplines involved to get at the bottom of what the patient is going through, what the source of pain is, and how to help them feel better. Chronic pain definitely has a physical...Read more
Suicidal thoughts, statements, or behaviors observed in our patient encounters are equivalent to chest pain in an acute myocardial infarction and should be treated with the same urgency. Considering that 45% of individuals who die by suicide make contact with a primary care provider in the...Read more
With a name that's 50-66% "deficit disorder," it's easy to focus on all the negatives and problems that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can bring. However, there are many positives we can focus on too.
• A classroom with 30 students will have...Read more
April is Stress Awareness Month
Everyone has stress. Sometimes we have short-term stress, the kind that hits us when we are running late or have to speak in front of a group. Even everyday events, such as planning a meal or making time for errands, can be stressful This kind of stress can...Read more