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    The importance of treating concussion

    Concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head, or forceful shaking of the body and unfortunately, is more common then we may realize.  It can be the result of a sports injury, motor vehicle accident or any other fall or accident. You do not have to lose consciousness to get a concussion and may even have a concussion without realizing it. Symptoms can include headache, confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, insomnia and fatigue. These symptoms can be mild, moderate, or severe and can occur immediately or as a delayed response. These symptoms can be more prolonged and severe with multiple concussions. The current medical approach…

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    Chinese Medicine, Pain and the Opiate Epidemic

    Last year the department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency to address the “opiate crisis”. According to HHS opiate overdoses accounted for more than 42,000 deaths in 2016, more than any previous year on record. An estimated 40% of opiate overdose deaths involved a prescription opiate. The statistics show that this problem is not limited to drug addicts. Many of these people are Veterans, the elderly, and people with chronic pain from traumatic injury. The FDA is currently taking steps to make it harder for doctors to prescribe these pharmaceuticals. While this seems like a reasonable measure to protect the health and welfare of patients,…