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Archive: November 2017

Demystifying Medicine Through Communication and Education

Dr. Hal Blatman and Dr. David Ellison discuss how important it is for doctors to educate their patients in order to help demystify medicine. One way to do that is to better communicate all options available, including risks and benefits, so that patients can make

Are Cortisone Injections Dangerous? 

Cortisone is a potent anti-inflammatory that is said to offer quick pain-relief that lasts for days to months or even years. It’s can be injected directly into a joint and is often used for arthritis.   However, cortisone injections are not without risk. A recent review

Is Medical Marijuana the Solution to Opioid Addiction? 

As tens of thousands of Americans die every year from opioid addiction, some clinics are looking for alternative ways to help patients manage pain. Part of the problem is how traditional medicine views conditions like chronic pain. Unfortunately, the current standard involves treating symptoms instead of the

Foods to Avoid if You Have Fibromyalgia 

Can simply changing your diet be the key to effectively managing fibromyalgia? Researchers seem to think so. Numerous studies point to the possibility that diet could influence fibromyalgia symptoms.    Typically, one of the first things a fibromyalgia doctor will address is your current eating habits. Diets high in inflammatory omega six,

Thermal Breast Imaging Discount For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Getting a mammogram rings in the minds of most American women. Mammograms are uncomfortable and use ionizing and cancer causing radiation. Fortunately, there are options. Women can also include a screening test using infrared imaging or thermography in their

Wellness Words: Spirituality and Healthy Lifestyle Changes

In Episode 9 of Wellness Words, Dr. Blatman and Erin Fritts of Simplify and Balance discuss how for many people, connection to religion and spirituality can support them through their healthy lifestyle changes. How can you integrate your  own spirituality within your own lifestyle and

How to Manage Menopause Naturally

Menopause typically occurs once a woman reaches age 50 and is diagnosed once you have had no periods for a 12-month period. Menopause often brings along numerous physical and mental changes that some women are not prepared for. Symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, mood

Treating Back Pain with Hydrotherapy 

Hydrotherapy is a form of alternative medicine that utilizes water to treat pain and other various conditions. Therapy typically involves immersing your all or part of your body into a tank of water. This means that swimming, having a bath, or using a jacuzzi could all be

Wellness Words: High Quality Food Choices

Check out Episode #8 of Wellness Words, where Dr. Blatman and Erin Fritts of Simplify and Balance discuss choosing high quality foods. “Move away from fake food, and move to real food.” Starting with small changes still counts!

Lack of B-12 May Cause Peripheral Neuropathy 

Vitamin B-12 is considered an essential vitamin in the human diet. It’s not a difficult vitamin to get, providing that you’re eating an adequate amount of animal products like meat, dairy, eggs, or fish. Men and women over the age of 14 years old should

Treating Fibromyalgia with Medical Marijuana 

Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition that affects more than 5 million Americans across the country. The condition is characterized by mysterious pain and fatigue. While research and acceptance of Fibromyalgia has grown over the years, it’s still a condition that causes much suffering for those

Wellness Words: Exercise and No Rules

In Episode 7 of Wellness Words, Dr. Blatman and Erin Fritts of Simplify and Balance discuss that because exercise is so important to living a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to find what works best for you. If you like the gym, great! If you aren’t

Dr. Blatman Speaking at Pain Week – Las Vegas – September 5th

Dr. Hal Blatman will be speaking at the 11th Annual PainWeek event in Las Vegas, a national conference for pain practitioners to update and receive continuing medical education credit. Cosmopolitan Hotel September 5th Dr. Blatman will be giving two talks: Snoring, Jaw Clicking, and Myofascial Pain (7am –

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