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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,

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 –

Chronic Fatigue Treatment: Natural Ways to Beat CFS 

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is defined as a long-term fatigue that makes it difficult to accomplish everyday tasks. The fatigue is often extremely debilitating and resistant to normal treatments. Currently, medical professionals are unsure of the specific causes of CFS but it’s possible that the condition is more

Legal Cannabis Costs Ohio Big

Ohio’s medical marijuana program is still underway, with set-up costs expected to exceed $11 million over the next two years. Regulators recently petitioned for and received approval for an additional $6 million – an amount that will help pay for a seed-to-sale tracking system and

Migraine Treatment: Aspirin vs Magnesium 

Most people dealing with painful and chronic migraines choose to reach for the nearest bottle of aspirin. But what if there was a better, safer option for treating chronic migraines?  According to numerous clinical studies, magnesium appears to be extremely effective in alleviating migraine pain.

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